International Competition Programme 8 “Animated Documentaries” + ScreenTalk (15*)
Part of LIAF 2017
Persuasive and able to communicate abstract details in compelling ways, animation is the perfect tool for documentary as evidenced by these films selected from the 2,600 submitted to LIAF 2017.
The filmmaker panel is announced in November. Please visit www.liaf.org.uk for details.
The Junction - Chilly Gonzales and Peaches
Despite coming from opposite ends of the musical spectrum, these two musicians found common ground in their willingness to cross over.
Canada 2016 Dir Patrick Doyon 5min
An award-winning series exploring the secret truths behind colour. The human eye sees green better than any colour in the spectrum. But why is that?
UK 2017 Dir Jorge R Canedo E. and Rafael Mayani 1min
A Pistol Against My Head
A war veteran addresses the stereotypes, prejudice and misinformation surrounding war trauma.
UK 2016 Dir Luca Schenato, Sinem Vardarli & Laurie Harris 4min
A ball, some brains and a lot of fluids. A cautionary true story about the dangers of playing soccer.
USA 2017 Dir Jonathan Seligson 7min
What on earth are you wearing? The materiality of our clothes and their effect on the world.
UK 2017 Dir Anna Ginsburg 3min
Emergency service personnel talk about the realities of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and its impact on their lives, as well as their families.
UK 2017 Dir Harriet Croucher 4min
An award-winning series exploring the secret truths behind colour. What lemons, bananas and egg yokes have in common.
UK 2017 Dir Sebastian Baptista 1min
A Place in Nowhere
In 1975 Ema was expecting the arrival of her first child in Angola. But her tranquility was interrupted by gunfire which changed her life forever.
Portugal 2016 Dir Bárbara Oliveira & João Rodrigues 6min
When I Worry About Things - Annabel’s Story
Annabel has OCD and nervous tics after a period of upheaval, but ultimately she learns to cope with her depression.
UK 2017 Dir Andy Glynne, Liam O’Connor 5min
My Yiddish Papi
A young woman misses her grandfather’s last phone call. After his death, she remembers a promise not kept: her vow to pass on to future generations his story of courage and resistance in the face of fear.
Canada 2017 Dir Eleonore Goldberg 7min
Advice to the Young Artist
Advice given by Richard Ford, Patti Smith, the Chapman Brothers, Umberto Eco and several others to new artists wanting to make a career out of their art.
Israel 2016 Dir Daniella Shuhman 3min
A three-year-old girl is recovering from kidney cancer. She talks openly with her Mum.
Portugal 2016 Dir Paulo Patricio 9min
An award-winning series exploring the secret truths behind colour. Is white really as pure as we think?
UK 2017 Dir Jocie Juritz 1min
A touching portrait of virtuoso pianist Oscar Peterson as he wistfully meditates on the price of fame and the impacts of the artist’s life on family life.
Canada 2016 Dir Marie-Josee Saint-Pierre 12min
The Unforgiven Moment
From the acclaimed ‘Animated Mind’ series, a war veteran talks candidly about how to cope with guilt and trauma.
UK 2016 Dir Laurie Harris, Salvador Maldonado 5min
Yours Faithfully, Edna Welthorpe (Mrs)
A loving tribute to English playwright Joe Orton, on the 50th anniversary of his death, featuring the hilarious letters he wrote as Mrs Edna Welthorpe.
UK 2017 Dir Chris Shepherd 5min
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