London International Animation Festival 2021

International Competition Programme 6: Animated Documentaries

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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 past decade has seen a boom in non-fiction films that use animation to tell their stories and LIAF has been one of the vanguards with our annual showcase dedicated to the documentary form dating back to 2008. This year’s programme features eleven of the best true life stories coupled with mind-blowing imagery.


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+

Ralph, a bunny being interviewed for a documentary, goes through his daily routine as a “tester” in a lab.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    4 minutes
  • Country
    UK
  • Premiere
    UK Premiere
  • Filmmaker
    Spencer Susser