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International Competition Programme 2 “Being Human” (15*)

Part of LIAF 2017

A still from LIAF 2017 competition entry And the Moon Stands Still

Explore what it is to be human with the best films tackling questions of home, connection and identity from the 2,600 submitted to London International Animation Festival 2017.

Negative Space

My Dad taught me how to pack.

France 2017 Dir Ru Kawahata and Max Porter 5min


And the Moon Stands Still

The presence of the moon affects all under its glow with its lunar cycle and the energies invoked by its radiance. 

US 2017 Dir Yulia Ruditskaya 11min



I write to you from under the tent while this summer day dies ...

France 2016 Dir  Fabienne Wagenaar 3min


A Festive Wind

A village square. Some musicians. A preparation. A bird. Competitions. A stain on a uniform. Then the feast.

Switzerland 2016 Dir Marjolaine Perreten 10min



A young woman visits her family. Tensions flare, while technology provides an easy respite.

UK 2017 Dir Natasha Tonkin 8min


My Brother

A touching tribute to the silent contributions of global migrant workers.

US 2016 Dir Audrey Yeo 2min



A glorious hand-painted meditation on ideas of diaspora, homeland, and the mass deportations of the Kalmyk people during World War II.

Canada 2017 Dir Alisi Telengut 6min


Drop By Drop

The last inhabitants of a dying village ponder the fate of their home and the legacy they leave. 

Portugal 2017 Dir Laura Gonçalves & Xá 10min


The Meal

A mother and her two sons, the weather is sunny and the table full of food.

France 2016 Dir Emilie Phuong  3min



While for some the journey starts, for others it abruptly ends.

Switzerland 2017 Dir Michaela Muller 11min



The evolutionary life of an organism unfolds in a bizarre landscape.

US 2016 Dir Nolan Downs 5min



A lumberjack is working in the forest when a tree falls on him and traps him. In his plight his inner animal is awakened.

France/Belgium 2016 Dir Paul Jadoul 9min

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Barbican Cinema 3

The Art of Change

See how artists respond to, reflect and potentially effect change in the social and political landscape in our 2018 season