London International Animation Festival 2020

International Competition Programme 2: From Absurd to Zany

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Independent animation is an art form 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 to some of the more interesting developments in CGI – all of which can be seen at this year’s LIAF.

We’ve emerged from under the pile of 2,700 entries to put together a series of screenings that showcase the best 97 new films from every corner of the world. They can be funny, dramatic, bizarre, subdued, scary or autobiographical. The one thing they have in common is that we think they’re the pick of the crop.

Eight international competition programmes plus our ever-popular British Showcase. Every technique, every genre, every style – this is your annual window into the international indie animation universe. 

This programme ‘From Absurd to Zany’ celebrates some of the funniest, weirdest and eye-poppingly nutty films that were entered this year including the latest films from returning LIAF favourites – Sasha Svirsky, Kaspar Jancis and Leonid Shmelkov.

Here you will encounter tales of intergalactic perversity, medical paranoia, obsessive love, unusual washing machines and much more. Buckle up for a wild ride.

A livestreamed Screen Talk will follow the screening with filmmakers: Kaspar JancisSasha SvirskyGabriel Bohmer & Leonid Schmelkov.

Recommended age 15+

Any semblance of normality is thrown out of the window when a galactic twin decides to lead a fight against evil.

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    Sasha Svirsky