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International Competition Programme 1 “From Absurd to Zany” (15*)

Part of LIAF 2017

A still from LIAF 2017 competition entry Manivald

Celebrate the funniest, weirdest and truly nuttiest films uncovered from the 2,600 entries to London International Animation Festival 2017.

Six God Alphabet Peter

Please wake up Peter. Please wake up. You need to learn your alphabet now, Peter.

UK 2016 Dir Peter Millard 7min


Cop Dog

This dog has a new occupation – patrolling airports to sniff out illegal substances. You know it won’t end well!

US 2017 Dir Bill Plympton 6min



A hot young plumber breaks into the harmonious life of Manivald and his retired mother.

Canada/Croatia/Estonia 2016 Dir Chintis Lundgren 13min


Wednesday with Goddard

A personal quest for spiritual enlightenment leads to romance and despair. 

UK 2017 Dir Nicolas Menard 4min


Double King

In an anarchic land a mysterious king with seemingly no subjects goes on a violent crusade to claim as many crowns as possible.

Australia 2017 Dir Felix Colgrave 10min


Our Wonderful Nature - The Common Chameleon

The feeding habits of the common chameleon as never seen before.

Germany 2016 Dir Tomer Eshed 3min



The life story of a sweet young girl who grows up to be a crazy old cat lady.

Belgium 2016 Dir Britt Raes 12min


Bullet Time

Two cowboys face each other in a good-old-fashioned shootout.

Netherlands 2016 Dir Frodo Kuipers 5min


Sore Eyes For Infinity

An optician grows tired of seeing the world too clearly and her inevitable involvement in its defects.

Finland 2017 Dir Elli Vuorinen 12min



Early morning in a Japanese shopping centre, a shopkeeper gets stuck. To help her, her young employee decides to cross the shopping centre with her.

France 2016 Dir Clémentine Frère, Aurore Gal, Yukiko Meignien, Anna Mertz, Robin Migliorelli, Romain Salvini 7min

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