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.
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