London International Animation Festival 2021

International Competition Programme 2: From Absurd to Zany

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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 – Claude Cloutier, Sasha Svirsky, Martinus Klemet and Edmunds Jansons . Tales of battling plant-life, snakey dildos, crazy kitchen shenanigans and much more. Buckle up for a wild ride.

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 2,400 entries to put together a series of screenings that showcase the best 80 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. Every technique, every genre, every style – this is your annual window into the international indie animation universe.

Recommended age 15+

The struggle between two antagonistic plants reaches surreal new heights as they battle eachother for dominance in the garden.

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    6 minutes
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  • Filmmaker
    Claude Cloutier