This is it, the ‘Big One,’ the end of the road… The Best Of The Best! So good in fact, we sold out of the first one and are screening it again.
This programme screens the highlights of LIAF as selected by our judging panels and audience. Awards are given for the best film in each session, ‘Best British Film’ and the overall ‘Best Of The Festival’. This joyously unpredictable collection of highlights from the 11-day long festival will be the last chance to catch these films before we pack them all up and send them home!
Tickets get snapped up quickly… so remember to book nice and early!
‘Luminaris’ (Juan Pablo Zaramella, 2011)
In a world controlled and timed by light, an ordinary man has a plan that could change the natural order of things.
‘Villa Antropoff’ (Vladimir Leschiov & Kaspar Jancis, 2012)
A condom found on an African beach is an impulse for a man to set off on a dangerous sea journey to Europe, in search of a better life.
‘The Mechanism of Spring / Haru no Shikumi’ (Atsushi Wada, 2010)
Oh my, how things happen in Spring! Buds are bursting and your body is filled with energy.
‘Sensology’ (Michel Gagne, 2010)
An intricately choreographed – yet hauntingly intuitive – animated visualisation of a landmark improvisational jazz performance.
‘The Pub’ (Joseph Pierce, 2012)
Kemi lives and works in the murky slipstream of a North London pub. As the booze flows the line between who belongs behind and in front of the bar becomes increasingly blurred.
‘My Face is in Space’ (Tom Jobbins, 2012)
1977 – NASA sent a Golden Record into space. It encapsulated some of the greatest achievements of humankind, as well as a few friendly faces. Larry’s face is one of them.
‘Bydlo’ (Patrick Bouchard, 2012)
Inspired by Mussorgsky’s Pictures At An Exhibition – earth is brought to life through clay sculptures, creating a tactile nightmare in which man is his own slave driver.
Best British Film: ‘Moxie’ (Stephen Irwin, 2011)
A sad face, a dead bear, a subdued detective and a ‘lemon enema’.
Best Of The Festival: ‘The Making of Longbird’ (Will Anderson, 2011)
A behind-the-scenes look at the battle royale raging between an animator and a character that just won’t do what it is commanded to.