A comprehensive screening of the very best recently released British animation, including several premieres. Check the pulse of the British animation scene, meet many of the filmmakers and see the films that will take British animation to the world. Nobody screens more British animation than LIAF and this snapshot of the state of British animation paints a vibrant picture of a spirited and imaginative animation nation. Before the screening there is a chance to meet many of the animators, hear them talk about their films and ask them questions about their work.
She’s My Best Friend (and I hate her) – Candy Guard, UK
The complexity of an ancient friendship is dissected to hilarious effect as old friends Milly and June wait impatiently for each other outside a coffee shop. The longer they wait, the more annoyed they get, causing old resentments to play on their minds.
2023 4’15 min
Brixton Bustle – Shaun Clark, UK
A journey through the energy, rhythm and culture of life in Brixton, a district of South London with an African-Caribbean soul.
2023 4’50 min
How To: Sleep – Eli Thompson & George Tucker, UK
In an instructional video from Luc. Industries, we learn the steps required to obtain a perfect night’s sleep. But as our protagonist Morris falls deeper into his slumber there may be something sinister lurking in the shadows of unconsciousness…
2023 4’50 min
Porous – Cecilia Reeve, UK
In a dreamlike narrative, a woman takes a bath and reflects upon her past experiences; submerged in the water she enters a space out of time.
2023 5’00 min
Crab Day – Ross Stringer, UK
As part of a fishing community’s annual ritual, a young boy must kill his first crab in order to become a man and gain his father’s approval.
2023 11’00 min
Visible Mending – Samantha Moore, UK
A short animated documentary about the ways we repair ourselves through knitting, even when we can’t be fully mended.
2023 8’30 min
Rind – Romy Matar, UK/Lebanon
Distracted by the mundane happenings of her everyday life, a girl’s hovering obsessions take over her struggle to function. Her repetitive behaviour takes charge of her mind and the way she views her body.
2022 5’15 min
12 Views of the Dome – Anna Maria Leventi, UK
A turbulent mother and son relationship manifests in the form of intoxication induced flashbacks, experienced by the son while dancing away the heartache and guilt on the dancefloor of the city’s dingiest nightclub.
2023 6’40 min
UpUp – Dan Castro, UK
A traveller searches for meaning in a vast uninspiring tundra.
2023 4’20 min
Sweet Like Lemons – Jenny Jokela, UK/Finland
A visual reflection on getting out of a harmful relationship and moving on. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
2023 5’30 min
This film is not included in our online programme
Cycle of Change – Emma Lazenby, UK
The menopause is not just hot flushes! A short film to empower women and share real-life experiences from all stages of the menopause transition.
2023 5’05 min
Human Perfecting Program – Yunqi (Floria) Yang, UK
The child rebels, the adults don’t like it. She is sent to ‘the Human Perfecting programme’ to make her become ‘perfect’.
2023 5’15 min
The Role – Paolo Chianta, UK
A brother and sister approach a diner cook to play their father in an upcoming movie about his life.Their father was very, very famous. The diner cook is not famous. He must try harder.
2023 5’30 min
From the Top – Rich Farris, UK
Things haven’t gone quite the way Robin expected them to, so she decides the time has come to get rid of her drum kit. But giving up her passion might not be as simple as she anticipates.
2023 8’10 min
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