Building on previous years, we pull out all the stops to bring as much new British animation to the big screen as possible. This is an eceptional opportunity to see what British animators are doing, how they’re doing it and how the artform is travelling.
After the screening, there is a chance to meet many of the animators, hear them talk about their films and ask them questions about their work.
One of A Kind
A warm, dreamlike tale of reverse evolution and a grand comment on the time/space continuum.
UK 2014 Dir Rok Predin 3 min 40
Bastard Bunny – Boozers Ain’t Wot They Used To Be
Bastard Bunny has been 'away' for a few years. Now he's back and he ain't happy. His local has been gentrified and turned into a gastro pub. Bastard don't do gastro.
UK 2013 Dir Dave Anderson/David Lopez Retamero 2 min 15
Along - Older Brother
Nostalgia and the reluctance to let go.
UK 2014 Dir Hakim Ismail 6 min 20
Based on a poem written by Victoria Manifold, the story of Patrick, who is in love with a beautiful swan.
UK 2014 Dir Hannah Jacobs 4 min 40
Small People with Hats
Here they come! Look out for the small people with hats.
UK 2014 Dir Sarina Nihei 6 min 50
The strange power of the CGI image, a hermetically sealed fantasy, full of digitally created memories, counterfeit physics and controlled accidents.
UK 2014 Dir Alan Warburton 5 min 15
How much do we know - or want to know - about the lives of our next door neighbours in urban flats. An inexplicable sound from the flat above leaves Jeff sleepless and anxious to find out the truth about what's really going on upstairs.
UK 2013 Dir Matthias Hoegg 3 min 5
Two Films about Loneliness
A split-screen divides the worlds of Jonathan Smallman, who is recording his dating-profile, and Philip Button, the Internet chef. But will the irritating sound from the real world stand in the way of their search for companionship and acceptance?
UK 2014 Dir Will Bishop-Stephens/Christopher Eales 5 min 20
La Petite Maison
"She was a tart. She was an extravagant French tart and that was the summer she left him."
UK 2014 Dir Isaac Holland 7 min
Dog Judo - Judo Tubing
You don't have to be on the judo pitch to do judo, and you don't even need a partner. Roy uses the London Underground to showcase his outstanding balance, but shows too much ambition.
UK 2013 Dir Andrew Kelleher 1 min 30
Pineapple Calamari dreams of being a horse racing champion. He lives with two inseparable women who share a very special connection. But when tragedy befalls this happy family, their social dynamic takes a drastic turn.
UK 2014 Dir Katarzyna Nalewajka 9 min 10
An airy, cheery lament to the pseudo domestic furniture showroom.
UK 2014 Dir Ignatz Johnson Higham 4 min 35
The rise of long buried and forgotten stone idols brings on the destruction of everything that previously depended on the accepted laws of physics for their place under the sun.
UK 2013 Dir Jon Yeo 2 min 40
Loop Ring Chop Drink
The mundane story of a heartbroken man, an online gambling addict, an alcoholic kleptomaniac and an anxious loner living in the same apartment building.
UK 2014 Dir Nicolas Ménard 10 min 20
A Dad's influence on a young boy's life prove to be a toxic mix that tears away at a world of opportunity and experiences.
UK 2014 Dir Marcus Armitage 5 min 50
38 fake film title sequences set to the tune of “Bob” by ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic.
UK 2012 Dir Oliver Smith 2 min 35
This event is part of:
London International Animation Festival 2014
Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time
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