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British Showcase competition screening (15*) plus filmmakers introduction

London International Animation Festival 2019

an array of colour and shape but looks like food in a fridge

A comprehensive screening of the very best recently released British animation, including several world premieres

Nobody in the world screens more British animation than LIAF and this snapshot of the state of British animation paints a vibrant picture of a spirited and imaginative animation nation. Before the screening there is a chance to meet many of the animators, hear them talk about their films and ask them questions about their work.

This screening is a mix of several LIAF regulars whose films have screened at the festival over the years – Will Anderson, Anna Ginsburg, Phil Mulloy and Kate Jessop - alongside some of the most promising filmschool graduates and first-time filmmakers.

Where's The Butter, Betty?
I’m being serious now, Betty. Where IS the butter?
UK 2018 Dir Will Anderson 3min

One Liner
A has-been comedian attempts to make his comeback on board a cruise liner, but he’s only used to performing with a partner, and now he’s on stage alone.
UK 2019 Dir Matthew Lee 7min

Grandad was a Romantic
My grandad was a romantic man. He once saw a picture of my granny and realised she was the love of his life. So he decided to go and meet her.
UK 2019 Dir Maryam Mohajer 5min

In a dying industrial town a recluse wakes each day to a strange anomaly on the horizon. 
UK 2018 Dir Jordan Buckner 7min

Margot worked as a nurse in Africa during 1958-1978. Her letters home to her parents tell the story of her life.
UK 2019 Dir Sara Spanghagen 2min

Sent Away
How to survive life in a boarding school.
UK 2019 Dir Rosa Fisher 6min

Stranded in the Arctic with a dying man, a seamstress must find the strength to survive if she ever hopes to return home to her son.
UK 2019 Dir Dane Winn 11min

In the midst of a searing heatwave two little children find a way to cool everyone down.
UK 2019 Dir Fokion Xenos 7min

In the Future
The Future is bright and everyone is going to be happy.
UK 2019 Dir Phil Mulloy 5min

Queerer Than Thou
Who is the queerest of them all? This queer off will reveal all!
UK 2019 Dir Kate Jessop 2min

A true story of Nigel the gannet who fell in love with a concrete statue.
UK 2019 Dir Natasza Cetner 9min

A fantasy jungle acts as a portal for idealised worlds to become external.
UK 2019 Dir Emily Downe 5min

2.3 x 2.6 x 3.2
The certainty of hope and the uncertainty of disease.
UK 2019 Dir Jiaqi Wang 4min

How do you escape when the everyday is everything, and the way out is also the way in? Spooky!
UK 2019 Dir Luke Ramsay 3min

A stunning collaboration with painter Melissa Kitty Jarram released for World Refugee Day 2019. Based on the poem narrated by Warsan Shire.
UK 2019 Dir Anna Ginsburg 2min

No, I Don't want to Dance
These are dark times and the one critical issue yet to be addressed is how dangerous dancing can be.
UK 2019 Dir Andrea Vinciguerra 3min

Barbican Cinema 1