London International Animation Festival 2012
London International Animation Festival returns on the 25th October, with an exciting and intriguing collection of animated films from around the world. It’s the UK’s largest festival of its kind, with 280 films from 30 countries and 10 competitive categories, featuring the whole spectrum of creative animation.
The programme features several British premieres alongside a selection of satellite events. The promise is a showcase of the very best in new animation from around the world.
The festival opens with a preview of ‘For No Good Reason’, a film that explores the connection between life and art through the eyes of iconic artist Ralph Steadman who will attend the screening for a post-screening discussion along with Charlie Paul (director) and Kevin Richards (animation director).
Among the other highlights are the never-before-seen pilot films of the iconic Klasky Csupo Studios in California (who made the original Simpsons shorts, Rugrats and Duckman); a look at the emerging Japanese animation scene, including a masterclass and screening with the most internationally successful short-form auteur animator Koji Yamamura; and from the Czech Republic music video director Tomás Lumák will present his feature film debut 'Alois Nebel'.
The festival will also be home to a variety of 'ScreenTalks' and special presentations including a two day industry event in which topics such as 'The future of animation in the UK' and 'The art of animated film titles' will be explored. There will also be several films and workshops aimed at children.
The full programme is available online at www.liaf.org.uk