An award winning filmmaker presents an evening of animation designed to make you shiver.
What the geniuses behind the ‘The Animals and Children Took to the Streets’ did next.
A bonkers but brilliant feature length stop motion animation from Estonia, tackling the plight of refugees.
An anthology of animated shorts that delve into the darker dimensions of human existence.
Premiering at LIAF 2014, this animated feature length film explores the depths of depression.
Equal parts cinema, puppet theatre and gig, this innovative show from scratch DJ Kid Koala is based on his graphic novel of the same name.
Puppets, animation and a rock 'n' roll soundscape combine in this innovative adaptation of Milton's epic poem.
Physical theatre inspired by Melville’s 'Moby Dick' featuring puppetry, circus, live music and spoken word.
A touching ballet of hands that uses miniature animation, live film and projection.
Multi sensory and masterfully designed, this is an original and captivating show executed with wit and style.
A musical interpretation of Coleridge's epic poem, the highlight of this show is the Python-esque animated set, which features puppetry, mask and circus.
A prolific photographer and film maker, Mark Holthusen’s most striking project is surely his recent venture into animation with 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'. Ahead of the show’s London debut, Holthusen talks about animating for live theatre.
Clowning, physical theatre and delightful hand puppetry combine to tell the story of the minor characters from Hitchcock's 'The Birds'.
Live action, projection and skilled puppetry deliver a sophisticated and emotionally rich exploration of human experience.
International puppetry acts will flood into Bristol at the end of August, as the city’s biennial puppetry festival begins. Producers Rachel McNally and Chris Pirie talk about the process of putting on a festival.
An epic tale told with ambition and enthusiasm, this adaption of a cult anime film features huge wild beasts brought to life with energetic puppetry.
Inventive shifts in scale and a menagerie of colourful characters combine in this endearing production.
A claustrophobic depiction of life in the trenches, where large rod puppets and shadow animation help to create an unearthly atmosphere.
Object theatre, mask, dance, film and sculpture combine in this unusual show, which has the game of chess as its central theme.
A menagerie of puppets feature during this bizarre adventure down the pipe of a fantastical machine, including a life size whacky professor and a little girl carved from smooth wood.
Running over a long weekend in April, this festival will showcase shorts, features and documentaries that use live-action puppetry, ranging from Jim Henson's 'The Dark Crystal' to Svankmayer's 'Punch and Judy'.
As ‘The Animals and Children Took to the Streets’ returns to the London stage for a third time, 1927’s film maker Paul Barritt talks to Animations Online about his work, explaining why the combination of live action and animation is a such a heady one.
Like puppetry, animation is slowly being taken more seriously as an adult art form that allows filmmakers to tackle subjects in ways live action never could.
London International Animation Festival returns on the 25th October. 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.