The London International Animation Festival (LIAF 2018) is the UK’s largest animation festival, returning for its 15th year with a mammoth 10-day celebratory feast of forums, screentalks and over 300 of the best recent, historical and retrospective animated shorts and features from around the world.
As part of this year’s festival, with support from the Estonian Embassy in London, we are very proud to present two screening programmes and a talk celebrating the centenary of Estonian Animation on Friday December 7 at the Horse Hospital.
Chintis Lundgren is a special guest at LIAF to talk about and screen an extensive retrospective of her work in the programme ‘The Mad, Bad Anthropomorphic World of Chintis Lundgren’. Chintis is a self-taught Estonian animator who has quickly gained attention in the animation world for her quirky music videos and short films featuring a light, absurdist tone along with distinct animalistic characters. Her films have screened at numerous animation festivals around the world, winning many awards and accolades along the way.
Following Chintis’s programme, LIAF will screen a programme of short animated masterworks looking back at some of the most unusual and innovative films to have come out of this tiny nation over the last 50 years. These films plumb extraordinary depths in their exploration of some of mankind’s most elemental issues, fears and desires. At the same time, many are intricately coded political dissertations. As well as screening films from some of the old Estonian masters (Priit Parn, Ulo Pikkov, Heino Pars) we look forward to the new generation of emerging animators (Martinus Klemet, Anu-Laura Tuttelberg and Girlin Bassovskaja).
These two programmes screen at the Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD on Friday December 7.
Doors open 7pm.
7:30pm: The Mad, Bad Anthropomorphic World of Chintis Lundgren
9pm: Estonian Animation – A Centenary Celebration.
Tickets just £7 (full)/£5 (concession) per programme
OR double-bill £12 (full)/£8 (concession)
For more details about these programmes and advance booking details please visit the website at:
Full festival details at the website – www.liaf.org.uk