London International Animation Festival 2022

International Competition Programme 3: 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 - Priit Tender, Nikita Diakur and Sophie Koko-Gate. Tales of a drunken ballet dancer and a one-legged butcher, a digital avatar attempting neck-breaking backflips, a creepy dwarf that keeps turning up and many more bonkers scenarios. 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 87 new films from 30 countries around 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. 8 international competition programmes. Every technique, every genre, every style – this is your annual window into the international indie animation universe.


Recommended age 15+

On the romantic island of Sicily, a woman and man meet at a hotel bar.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    5 minutes
  • Country
    UK
  • Premiere
    London Premiere
  • Rating
    15
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  • Filmmaker
    Sophie Koko Gate