Showcasing the whole spectrum of creative animation, with a powerful case that animation is for everyone, the London International Animation festival returns to the Barbican at the end of the month for it’s fifteenth year. The annual 10-day festival will feature celebratory animation forums, screen talks and a whopping 200 of the best recent, historical and retrospective animated shorts and features from around the world.
“Independent animation is an art form that continues to thrive and develop as a breathtaking medley of styles, materials, techniques and production – from hand drawn, paint on glass, collage, sculpture, to some of the more interesting developments in CGI, all of which can be seen at this year’s LIAF,” the Barbican says of this veritable feast of the best animation the world has to offer us right now.
The festival features talks and works from the likes of Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson, Jonathan Hodgson, Abigail Addison, Kate Jessop and Jenny Jokela and a line up spanning everything from anime to female figures in animation and animated documentaries.
Who said animation is just cartoons for kids? Well, we never did, but if anyone needed proof…
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- Designer John Christian Rose on how he turns mess, chaos and clutter into art
- “My creative process is hella eclectic”: illustrator Jack Fletcher
- Jee-ook Choi turns Uniqlo’s AIRism range into a series of ethereal illustrations
- “Nothing should stand still”: Elaine Song on her dynamic, abstract illustrations
- Meet Ian Weldon, the “photographer that photographs weddings”
- How Pelle Cass creates his jarring “still time-lapse” images
- Mozilla gives Firefox a new look that goes beyond the logo
- Spotify wants you to listen to more podcasts, so it's redesigned its app
- Say a sustainable hello to the world’s first fully compostable trainer
- Illustrator Faye Moorhouse has made a trilogy of zines about her cat
- Applications are now open for The Graduates 2019!