The London International Animation Festival - LIAF - runs from next Monday for a whole week (1 - 7 September), and last night we popped along to their launch screening. We are thrilled that all the AnimateTV 2007 films have been selected - you can read short essays on each of them at animateprojects.org. And Animate's friend Jonathan Hodgson is a guest, with a q&a session on Saturday.
Our favourites from last night were the excellent and award winning Skhizein by Jeremy Clapin from France -a sad-man-in-a-room films that transcends the cliche with its poignant metaphor for madness. And Jesse Rosensweet's brilliant, Paradise, a National Film Board of Canada funded film, featuring tin toy characters with frozen expressions and cold, bleak lives.
Image: Francis, Let Me Feel Your Finger First