Book early for tickets to the prestigious opening gala featuring
Barry Purves, one of the giants of British animation: with a career spanning over
25 years, Purves will look back at his multi-award winning short films and offers an
in-depth insider’s look at the creative process.
For thrill-seekers, a late
night viewing and Q&A takes place on 5 December, as multi
award-winning animator/director and iconic horror filmmaker Robert Morgan will present a career-spanning retrospective of his work. These include The Separation, which looks at the separation of conjoined twins
and its extraordinary consequences, and The
Cat with Hands about a cat who, legend has it, longs to be human.
The festival will go on to present a series of stylish and compelling short documentaries, claiming that animation
is the perfect tool to document someone’s vision of the truth. This selection contains
beautifully realised sequences, such as Aristotelis Maragkos’ A Portrait, an elegant depiction of Maragkos’
grandfather’s life in line drawings.
Also noteworthy, Canadian film Seth’s Dominion offers a meta-take on
the process of animation, as it celebrates the Canadian cartoonist known simply as 'Seth'. A thoughtful portrait of a man who, like so many of his comic
character creations, wrestles with a present that’s constantly moving into the
past, director Luc Chamberland's film sheds light on his articulate subject, mixing
insightful biography with vivid animation.
Finally at the International Animation Festival, look out for Framed Film Club's Christmas Party. Younger
children won’t be left behind in this ten day extravaganza as the party will be
hosted by CBBC's Katie Thistleton in association with BAFTA Kids. There will
also later be a sing-a-long screening of mega-hit Disney film, Frozen.
|What||London International Animation Festival 2015|
|Where||Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Leicester Square (underground)|
04 Dec 15 – 13 Dec 15, 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
|Website||Click here to book via the Barbican|