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International Competition Programme 3 “Looking For Answers” (15*)

Part of LIAF 2017

A still from LIAF 2017 competition entry The Ogre

A looping GIF has an existential crisis and two bears have an unlikely meeting - all sorts of characters seek answers in this programme selected from the 2,600 entries to LIAF 2017.

Poles Apart

A tough female polar bear and an enthusiastic male grizzly bear are brought together by their changing habitats.

UK 2017 Dir Paloma Baeza 12min


The Stranger in my Head

A dramatic retelling of Albert Camus’ The Stranger, still stuck in the filmmaker’s head after twelve years.

Croatia 2017 Dir Petra Balekic 4min


Wicked Girl

An 8 year-old Turkish girl endowed with an exuberant imagination recalls the happy days spent in her grandparents’ village, but as it darkens terrifying memories slowly rise to the surface.

France/Turkey 2016 Dir Ayce Kartal 8min


The Ogre

Greatly insecure about his size, a giant refrains from eating, terrified at how he will be viewed in society.

France 2017 Dir Laurene Braibant 10min


Beside Oneself

A warped perception of reality – one day She notices that something strange is happening to Him.

Poland 2016 Dir Karolina Specht 5min


Have Heart

A looping GIF has an existential crisis.

UK 2017 Dir Will Anderson 12min



A screenwriter finds himself at the centre of the story he tries to create. 

Poland 2016 Dir Katarzyna Kijek 7min



Charles knows he’s not like other kids. To dodge the unfairness and taunts of his schoolmates, he imagines a peaceful haven peopled by good-hearted little frogs.

Canada/France 2017 Dir Dominic Etienne Simard 11min


I Am Here

A mysterious traveller journeys across space and time in search of the origin of the universe, life, and God. 

Canada 2016 Dir Eoin Duffy 5min

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