London International Animation Festival 2023

International Competition Programme 4: Being Human

Expired November 28, 2023 6:30 PM
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This programme examines some big life moments and asks some pointed questions. The 10 powerful films include a highly personal look at suicide whilst worrying about the effects on your wife and child, a tropical island’s rise to riches and its ultimate fall into ruins, a spirited tin-foil lithographic imagining of a vibrant she-horse encompassing true feminine power and a touching film-within-film puppet animation with a very surprising ending.


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.

What do these creatures kept by humans think about in their lives? And how do we humans feel about the situation?

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     Kannosuke Enomoto