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Best Of London Animation Festival in Sheffield

Best Of London Animation Festival
Regather Works, Sheffield
Thursday 25th January 2018

We don't live in London. Often thats for good reason, however sometimes they do have some great cultural highlights, which can be a pain to miss out on.

This is one such example - an animation festival of the best animated films of the year from around the world! Fortunately we've managed to tempt an organiser up with a collection of picks from the festival!!!!

The London International Animation Festival(LIAF) is the UK's largest and most eclectic animation festival with an annual programme that promises to inspire, delight and challenge the notion that animation is merely for the 3D-CGI blockbuster genre or cute cartoons for kids. Independent animation is an artform that continues to thrive and develop as a breathtaking medley of styles, materials, techniques and production - from hand drawn, paint on glass, collage, sculpture, cut outs, puppets, abstract, sand/salt, to some of the more interesting developments in CGI - all of which can be seen at this year's LIAF.

This selection of films from the most recent festival in December 2017 is a snapshot of the award-winners and audience favourites - 12 short films from 12 of the world's most imaginative minds.

For more information about The London International Animation Festival please visit the website at

The screening will be introduced by the LIAF Director Nag Vladermersky.

Running order:

Negative Space
Ru Kawahata and Max Porter
France, 2017, 5min
My Dad taught me how to pack.

Garden Party
France, 2016, 7min
In a deserted mansion, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.

Britt Raes
Belgium, 2016, 12min
The life story of a sweet young girl who grows up to be a crazy old cat lady.

Sean Buckelew
USA, 2017, 10min
An ode to a lost age of internet love.

Robert Loebel
Germany, 2017, 7min
Two characters are linked by their hair, influencing each other by every move they make.

Paulo Patricio
Portugal, 2016, 9min
A three-year-old girl is recovering from kidney cancer. She talks openly with her Mum.

Song of A Toad
Kariem Saleh
Germany, 2016, 7min
A stressed out human carries an old choleric toad on his head.

Six God Alphabet Peter
Peter Millard
UK, 2016, 7min
Please wake up Peter. Please wake up. You need to learn your alphabet now Peter.

Wednesday with Godard
Nicolas Menard
UK, 2017,4min
A personal quest for spiritual enlightenment leads to romance and despair.

Emily Scaife
UK, 2017, 4min
Urges in the undergrowth, erupting fungal fantasies, bursting botanicals. The dust and desires of a tiny alternative universe.

Wicked Girl
Ayce Kartal
Turkey/France, 2016, 8min
An 8 year-old Turkish girl endowed with an exuberant imagination recalls the happy days spent in her grandparents' village until dark and terrifying memories slowly rise to the surface.

Double King
Felix Colgrave
Australia, 2017, 10min
In an anarchic land a mysterious king with seemingly no subjects goes on a violent crusade to claim as many crowns as possible.

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