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British Showcase (15*) + Filmmaker introduction

London International Animation Festival 2021

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Check the pulse of the British animation scene, meet many of the filmmakers and see the films that'll take British animation to the world.

A comprehensive screening of the very best recently released British animation, including several premieres. Nobody 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 – Samantha Moore, Stephen Irwin, Gabriel Bohmer – alongside some of the most promising film school graduates and first-time filmmakers.

Tagged with: Cinema LIAF 2021

Event running time approximately 98 min



The Sam Story
A black comedy about free will and white circular benches.
UK 2021 Dir Richard Noble 10 min

Boy oh Boy
A boy conjures the stars out of yoghurt.
UK 2020 Dir Stephen Irwin 2 min

A metal detectorist’s quest through the Shropshire Marches leads us to a spectacular gold masterpiece, and the leader who sacrifices it for the sake of her child.
UK 2021 Dir Samantha Moore 8 min

A brother and sister’s reunion picnic at a stone circle in the English countryside is disrupted by the arrival of an uninvited guest.
UK 2021 Dir Joseph Brett 8 min

A young child finds magic and adventure when searching for a mysterious gyroscope in his grandparents' home.
UK 2021 Dir Gabriel Bohmer 3 min

A Film About a Pudding
Ronin’s dropped groceries start to mix and bubble, transforming into a small pudding. Over the next few days, the pudding grows bigger and bigger.
UK 2021 Dir Roel Van Beek 9 min

A film about our love-hate relationship with Instagram and our photo-editing mania.
UK 2021 Dir Céline Ufenast 4 min

Skeleton of a Moth
Body image, mental health, and sexual assault. A poignant exploration of the emotional difficulties and social pressures that affect teenage girls.
UK 2021 Dir Emma Kay Smith 8 min

The Dragon Head Tree
A dead dragon and a magical creature. How she was caught and eaten, and how she became a symbol for people.
UK/China 2020 Dir Jiaqi Wang 7 min

Tap Runner
In a dystopian future, it’s one man’s job to check taps for leakage and wastage. But he is not permitted to fix the taps. Much as he might want to…
UK 2021 Dir Paolo Chianta 3 min

Night of the Living Dread
Ruby can’t sleep at the best of times, but when a power-cut ravages her meticulous nightly routine, her sleepless night descends into a horror-fuelled labyrinth.
UK 2021 Dir Ida Melum 11 min

When the Tides Went Down
As climate change threatens our future, how do we come to terms with the end of our existence?
UK 2020 Dir Jordan Buckner 3 min

Why do our mixed cities so often feel divided? A personal take on how best friends from different backgrounds grew apart, and what it says about our too-often disconnected communities.
UK 2020 Dirs Sam Ripman & Freddie Griffiths 3 min

Anywhere but Here
"I want to be anywhere but here and in any time but now."
UK 2021 Dir Maitry Rao 3 min

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