The biggest event of its kind in the country, there is an extraordinary 250 films squeezed into a ten-day programme, with a diverse selection from directors the world over.
The ‘Technique Focus: Cut Outs’ evening blends Russian and Eastern European animators from the 1940s with a selection of recent works. There’s also two Polish programmes, a British showcase, a ‘Who’s Who of New York’ and a matinee selection for kids.
In addition to the screenings there’s a wealth of other activities such as Q&As, seminars for newcomers and pros, children’s workshops and special guests.The LIAF runs from 26 August to 4 September at the Barbican, and though it might be a cliché to say there’s something for everyone here, with such variety, it’s hard to imagine there’s nothing on this expansive programme that takes your fancy.
London International Animation Festival 2011 trailer from Bianca Ansems on Vimeo