London International Animation Festival returns to Barbican from 4 – 10 Dec‏ember

London International Animation Festival returns to Barbican from 4 – 10 Dec‏ember

The London International Animation Festival returns to the Barbican from the 4 December with a seven-day programme of forums, workshops and over 200 of the best new, historical and retrospective animated shorts and features from around the world.

This year’s uncompromising programme proves once again that animation goes beyond 3D CGI Hollywood blockbusters and shows independent animation as an art form that continues to thrive and develop as a medley of styles, materials, techniques and production.

Guests attending the festival include world-renowned animators Barry Purves and Robert Morgan from the UK and Canada’s Luc Chamberland who will deliver workshops, ScreenTalks and career-spanning retrospective screenings.

Highlights include an Opening Night Gala celebrating 25 years of award-winning work from British animator Barry Purves, the UK premiere of Czech feature film Little From the Fish Shop directed by Jan Balej who uses beautiful stop-motion to tell a sad tale based on the classic fairytale The Little Mermaid, a tribute programme for the recently closed down Netherlands Institute of Animated Film, and two programmes aimed at young cinemagoers from different age groups.

Over 2,400 films were entered to the festival this year and the best 118 new films have been selected to screen across several categories including among others 6 International Competition Programmes featuring a British ShowcaseInto The Dark scary shorts, New Japanese Shorts – Beyond Anime. The winners from each category will also be screened during the Best of Fest Closing Night Gala.

For more information, and to view to programme in full, please Click Here.

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