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International Competition Programme 7 “Into the Dark” (15*)

Part of LIAF 2017

A still from LIAF 2017 competition entry The Escape

The darkest, scariest and creepiest films from the 2,600 submitted for London International Animation Festival 2017 make up this programme of dark delights.

The Absence of Eddy Table

Lost in a dark forest, Eddy Table stumbles upon a mysterious girl and dangerous parasites. He should escape, but something keeps him from leaving.

Norway 2016 Dir Rune Spaans 12min



Dominated by an insect's totalitarian regime, the staff of a smart restaurant organise a plot to topple the established order.

France 2016 Dir Alex Chauvet, Anna Ledanois, Quentin Foulon, Juliette Jean, Julie Narat, Fabien Glasse 7min


The Inverted Peak

A stunningly visceral animation that plunges us into the inner spaces of our unconscious minds, asking us the question “who is in control?”

UK 2016 Dir Brothers Mcleod 6min


The Escape

Suffering, trauma and devastation. A mother and son are on the verge between life and death, trying to save themselves and the world that they remember.

Poland 2017 Dir Jaroslaw Konopka 15min


The Ex-Magician

A former magician is stuck in a bureaucratic desk-job in a nightmarish dystopian world.

Brazil 2016 Dir Mauricio Nunes, Olimpio Costa 11min


Song of A Toad

A stressed out human carries an old choleric toad on his head.

Germany 2016 Dir Kariem Saleh 7min



At night the forest creatures gather to gamble, putting their innermost valuables at stake.

Germany 2017 Dir Anne Breymann 5min


The Eyeless Hunter. A Khanty Story

One day a Khanty hunter has his eyes stolen by his angry wife, and so begins a story with no end.

Estonia 2017 Dir Olga and Pritt Parn 4min


Garden Party

In a deserted mansion, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.

France 2016 Dir Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Theophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro 7min

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