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Opening Night - 20 years celebration and a tribute to Paul Bush (15*)

London International Animation Festival

An abstract image in which light leaks through brushes, orange and brown like light through a window.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary, LIAF pays tribute to this truly remarkable, utterly gifted, endlessly inquisitive artist and a panel discussion with several friends and colleagues.

We’ll be celebrating our 20th birthday in style with an opening night two-part line-up. We’ll be kicking off with an advance screening of a collection of films from across the 2023 festival line-up. Part two of our opening night is a tribute programme dedicated to the work of master animator Paul Bush who sadly passed away earlier this year. 

There would be very few in the world of independent animation that have not encountered the work of British master animator Paul Bush. Beyond being the loveliest and most gentle of souls, Paul was one of those incredibly rare breed of animators who roamed freely and with a truly experimental heart across a broad spectrum of animation techniques – routinely setting new standards in them all and inspiring others to try their hand. 


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