London International Animation Festival 2020

International Competition Programme 6: Animated Documentaries

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Available December 2, 2020 8:00 PM UTC
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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.


Persuasive, illustrative and able to get over abstract details in attractive and compelling ways, animation is the perfect tool to document someone’s vision of the truth.

This programme, dedicated to the documentary form, features several true life stories including three women’s love and affection towards an imprisoned serial killer, how communism affected many children’s lives in the Czech Republic, intimate discussions with five women on usually taboo subjects: weight, menstruation and menopause alongside two cracking tales as told by legendary music icons Shaun Ryder (Happy Mondays) and Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin).


A livestreamed Screen Talk will follow the screening with filmmakers: Tom Hardiman, Glenn KitsonAnna Benner & Eluned Zoe Aiano and Camila Kater.


Recommended age 15+

An attempt to cure a pair of strangers of their lazy eyes leads to introspection, emotional realisations, and a whole lot of hallucinations.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    8 minutes
  • Country
    UK
  • Filmmaker
    Tom Hardiman