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Marvellous Animation for 8-15 year-olds (PG*)

London International Animation Festival 2018

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LIAF 2018 - Marvellous Animation - Rules of Play

These twelve films from ten different countries have been chosen especially for children aged 8 and upwards – but adults are allowed in as long as you are accompanied by a child.

Meet charismatic characters and encounter amazing tales such as the man who’s job it is to make sure each new day starts on time, a Japanese boy Jiro who unexpectedly catches cat flu, a troupe of snails performing incredible aerial choreography, and how you should never take gravity for granted.

Heroes
Glory is at our fingertips!|
Argentina 2018 Dir Juan Pablo Zaramella 3min

1 metre/heure
At an airport, on the wing of an airplane, before our eyes, a troupe of snails performs a magnificent choreographed dance.
France 2018 Dir Nicolas Deveaux 9min

Pearfall
Beware of pearfall. It happens suddenly so you have to be prepared.
Estonia 2017 Dir Leonid Schmelkov 3min

The Hunt
The disappointment of a harmless hunter and his compatriot – a rabbit.
France 2017 Dir Alexey Alekseev 6min

Kuap
A tadpole somehow misses out on becoming a frog and is left behind, alone. A little story about growing up.
Switzerland 2018 Dir Nils Hedinger 8min

Rules of Play
A group of tired playground visitors meet at night for a last contest.
Germany 2018 Dir Merlin Flugel 8min

Vivat Musketeers!
The world is on the verge of abyss and there is no hope until the musketeers arrive. Long live the musketeers!
Russia 2017 Dir Anton Dyakov 5min

Cat Days
Jiro, a little boy, feels sick. His father takes him to the doctor. She diagnoses a harmless condition, but it shakes the core of the boy's identity.
Germany/Japan 2018 Dir Jon Frickey 11min

Mind Games
The adventures of a wandering mind.
USA 2018 Dir Jiaqi Yan 2min

Flipped
The absurdity of a world where the roles of kids and adults are switched.
UK 2018 Dir Hend Esmat & Lamiaa Diab 5min

The Theory of Sunset
Deep at night, a dedicated cyclist traverses the wintry forest. The challenge: make sure this new day gets off to a fresh and timely start.
Russia 2017 Dir Roman Sokolov 9min

Herman Brown is Feeling Down
Herman's quiet, colourful world is suddenly interrupted by something loud and stressy.
UK 2018 Dir Dan Castro 6min

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