The LIAF’s annual wrap-up of high- end, high-concept digital splendours from one of the great motherlodes of the form – Siggraph USA and Siggraph Asia.
Some pretty fancy high-speed scooter work and a screeching flock of crazy birds provide the momentum for this wild ride
France 2010 Dirs. Elise Garcette & Olivier Barre 1 min 48 sec.
A fleeting moment between two strangers, revealing their brief connection in a hyper-real fantasy.
Canada 2009 Dir. Arev Manoukian 4 min 39 sec.
Gary has, as they say, ‘issues’. He may, or may not, be living in a beautiful aquarium but it looks like he'll never see the outside because he has an all-consuming phobia of doors.
France 2009 Dirs. C Boisson, J Fourvel, P Han-Kwan, T Reinarz, F Roche, 7 min 49 sec
An intricately crafted, ghostly and stark rendition of a gradually collapsing countryside.
France 2009 Dir Kurt Adams 5 min 34 sec
A deep reservoir of crazy-brave courage and a working knowledge of steam-powered ornithopter engineering is not always enough to keep one safe in the dangerous skies.
Taiwan 2009 Dir Shu-Wei Chang 2 min 50 sec
The ocean is a symbol of life where seeds are born with purpose for their lives. So what if it’s a machine?
Japan 2010 Dir Tomoya Kimpara 3 min 3 sec
The Wonder Hospital
An intensely intriguing journey through a mysterious hospital that specialises in altering the perception of physical beauty.
South Korea 2010 Dir Beomsik ‘Shimbe’ Shim 11 min 34 sec
An extraordinary act of ‘re-animation’ using more than 35,000 individual photos to re-imagine everyday New York street scenes as something akin to a model train set.
USA 2010 Dir Sam O’Hare 5 min 30 sec
A lonely cow decides to make friends with some sheep, a dog, a couple of chickens, a pig and a budgie on the other side of the room. There's just one little problem...
Germany 2010 Dir Verena Fels 6 min 24 sec
A transfixing glide through a world on the other side of the magnifying-glass.
Germany 2010 Dirs Ilija Brunck, Jan Bitzer, Csaba Letay 1 min 48 sec
The dangers of the jungle floor are not all that they seem to be when the lights come up and the applause begins.
USA 2010 Dir Sam Chen 4 min 50 sec
Un Tour De Manege
All pastel hues and soft focus. A very magic roundabout safely transports a family across some dangerous divides.
France 2009 Dir N Athane, B Chevillard, A Liddell, F Losito, Mai Nguyen 3 min 40 sec
Animation History of Poland
A visceral 3D visual history of Poland's wars, rulers, triumphs, disasters and ever-changing landscape.
Poland 2009 Dir Tomasz Baginski 8 min 52 sec
Astounding! An up-close visualisation of the battle-royale between spider and prey as life and death plays out on the strands of a web.
Germany 2011 Dirs Ilija Brunck, Jan Bitzer, Csaba Letay 5 min 20 sec
Part of The London International Animation Festival 2011