London International Animation Festival 2017

A still from the work of animator David OReilly

The UK’s largest animation festival returns for its 14th year with the best shorts and features, including international showcases, children’s screenings and the ever-popular The Best of the Fest.

This year’s uncompromising programme promises to inspire, delight and challenge the notion that animation is merely for the 3D-CGI blockbuster genre or cute cartoons for kids. Independent animation is an art form that continues to thrive and develop as a breathtaking medley of styles, materials, techniques and production – including hand drawn, paint on glass, collage, sculpture, cut outs, puppets, abstract, sand/salt, the interesting developments in CGI – all of which can be seen at LIAF 2017.