London International Animation Festival 2023

International Competition Programme 3: From Absurd to Zany

Expired November 28, 2023 1:50 PM
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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. Tales of cannibalism at sea, Werner Herzog’s musings on how to hypnotise a chicken, existentialist terror in the office, a charming love story about a man and his cow plus many more bonkers scenarios. Buckle up for a wild ride.

Independent animation is an art form that continues to thrive and develop as a breath-taking 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 86 new films from 41 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.

Edgar’s ordinary life is disrupted by a newborn calf he sees on a tourist trip to a slaughterhouse. He takes it home after finding out that the calf is likely to become a schnitzel.

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    8 minutes
  • Country
    Czech Republic, Slovakia
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  • Filmmaker
    Filip Diviak