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30 Colonnade, London, WC1N 1JD
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Ivan Magor Jirous: My Itinerary Has Been Monotonous for Quite a While

Ivan Magor Jirous: My Itinerary Has Been Monotonous for Quite a While

Launch of imprisoned poet, art historian and band manager of the Plastic People of the Universe's collection of work, written during his sentence in Valdice in the 1980s. Introduced by translator Marek Tomin and Czech literary critic Martin Machovec, followed by a concert featuring members of the Prague Agon Orchestra and a screening of Jan Ságl´s Super 8 films.

Wed 6 Dec

Liaf Presents Best Of The Next Programme 1

Selected from 60 graduate showreels and almost 30 countries this is a look at the best student work and first professional films from all around the world the first step on the animation ladder for these talented filmmakers, and the first time their wild and wonderful imaginations have been unleashed.

15 short films from Denmark, Switzerland, the UK, France, Vietnam and the USA. Please see the LIAF website at www.liaf.org.uk for full programme information.

Thu 7 Dec

£7.70 some concessions

Liaf Presents Best Of The Next Programme 2

Selected from 60 graduate showreels and almost 30 countries this is a look at the best student work and first professional films from all around the world the first step on the animation ladder for these talented filmmakers, and the first time their wild and wonderful imaginations have been unleashed.

These 19 films come from France, USA, Taiwan, Slovakia, Israel, Belgium, Italy, Estonia and the USA. Please see the LIAF website at www.liaf.org.uk for full programme information.

Thu 7 Dec

£7.70 some concessions

Liaf Presents Best Of The Next Programmes 1 And 2

3 hours of the best new graduate and first films - selected from 60 graduate showreels and almost 30 countries worldwide the first step on the animation ladder for these talented filmmakers, and the first time their wild and wonderful imaginations have been unleashed.

2 programmes, 34 films with a short intermission to pause for breath. This will be very likely your only chance to see most of these gems so catch them if you can.

Please refer to the LIAF website at www.liaf.org.uk for full programme details

Thu 7 Dec

£13.20 some concessions

Liaf Presents Fine Film Painting On Moving Canvas (a Talk By Noel Palazzo And Ana Santo)

Based in Barcelona but screening all around the world, The Punto Y Raya Festival has been called the most abstract festival in the world' with its explorations into experimental narrative in animation and live cinema through the use of pure form, colour, motion and sound. Since its first festival in 2007, Punto Y Raya's aim has been to bring together people from all over the world with their motto's Back to basics! and Only via dots and lines!

This talk explores the relationship between Fine Arts and Cinema, discussing the use of various traditional techniques applied to mass media formats, as well as digital techniques devised to convey the feel of hand drawn and painted animation.

In the 1910s, Cubist and Futurist painters sought to recreate Motion in their works by juxtaposing multiple frames -or points of view- on a single canvas. It was the natural step for fine artists to probe cinema as a new medium to further their avant-garde explorations. In the early '20s, German and French artists like Hans Richter, Man Ray and Fernand Léger formulated the guidelines to what became known as Cinéma Pur or Absolute Film, focusing on the pure elements of film like Motion, Form and Rhythm, in a completely independent manner from literature or stage. Music, both synchronous and as a counterpoint, was also consciously explored in the search for this unity between all pure (abstract) artistic expressions.

After the early experiments in the 20s and 30s the genre reached an impasse, caused by War World II and a general animosity towards artistic disciplines which evaded realism. Although wonderful works continued to be created by pioneers like Len Lye, Oskar Fischinger or Mary Ellen Bute, it was only in the 60s when abstraction rekindled the flame in both fine arts and cinema. Experimentalists started manipulating electrons to create never before imagined colours and textures. Accessible film and video effects opened countless doors for Op Artists, and the first analogue computers in the 70s also brought a whole new set of rules and aesthetics to the genre.

Today, many fine artists continue to broaden the possibilities of Absolute Film, either working with traditional means or researching new technologies to bring multiple dimensions to their plastic work; some of them also seek to create the ultimate immersive experience intervening space through formats such as installation, video sculpture, live cinema or mapping.

The talk will be complemented with some film excerpts.

Please refer to the LIAF website at www.liaf.org.uk for more details

Fri 8 Dec

£7.70 some concessions

Liaf Presents Late Night Bizarre

This ever-popular Late Night Bizarre programme is a bunch of anti-classics guaranteed to be as far away from Disney as its possible to get. A dirty fistful of 18 of the weirdest, wildest, most demented films hand-picked from the 2,600 entered.

Poko Poko Shopping Piro Pito Japan Poisonous pacifiers and fresh internal organs yum! This one is for all you baby-lovers! 3min, 2014

Belials Dream Robert Morgan UK Belial - the deformed twin from the Basket Case saga - has an unsavoury dream. 5min, 2017

Blind Eyes Yifan Hu USA Sexual identity and personal chaos. The eyes have it! 3min, 2016

Summers Puke is Winters Delight Sawako Kabuki Japan This deliriously explicit film is truly demented, but with a serious core buried deep within its delightful insanity. 3min, 2016

Sand Arjan Brentjes Netherlands Get up early, take your vitamins, drink lots of water, exercise and wipe the sand off your face. 5min, 2017

North Korean Pop Gabe Mangold USA Rodman an erotic adventurer and a very intense individual. Real life is weird! 3min, 2016

Call of Cuteness Brenda Lien Germany A consumerist nightmare. This cat is not cute, this cat is devoured, exploited and controlled. 4min, 2017

The Correct Insult Janis Aschberger Germany How to swear and keep swearing. 5min, 2015

Jungle Taxi Hakhyun Kim Japan/South Korea In a sticky night in the jungle, a taxi spirits a mysterious passenger to their destination. 8min, 2016

Spinny Headed Guy Nigel Clark USA Things are about to get messy with this guy who's head keeps spinning. 1min, 2016

Thank you Very Much R.I.P Jolyne Yifan Hu USA A heartfeltode to Jolyne, the filmmakers dead cat who has gone to cat heaven. 1min, 2016

Hot Dog Hands Matt Reynolds USA Part fairytale, part nightmare - this woman can't stop growing fingers. 7min, 2017

Cococo Julian Gallese Costa Rica A farmer goes to the town fair and returns home with a new pet. 7min, 2017

Nou Nen feat.utae Sawako Kabuki Japan A kaleidoscopic reverie of sexual encounters fluidly morphing to the jubilant beats of Japanese pop music. 3min, 2015

Cosmos Daria Kopiec Poland Muscles, skin, heart they all long to be touched. 2min, 2016

Roommates Jamie Wolfe USA The disgusting, oozing joys of shared houses. 3min, 2016

When The Raffaele Gans-Pfister USA A boy reads a book. 4min, 2016

Double King Felix Colgrave Australia In an anarchic land a mysterious king with seemingly no subjects goes on a violent crusade to claim as many crowns as possible. 10min, 2017

Please refer to the LIAF website at www.liaf.org.uk for more details

Sat 9 Dec

£7.70 some concessions

Liaf Presents Music Video Session

Animation is an integral element in many of the best music videos. This is a programme that celebrates the world's most innovative music videos produced in the last 12 months, providing a visual mash-up of styles, techniques and genres.

Please refer to the LIAF website at www.liaf.org.uk for more programme details

Sat 9 Dec

£7.70 some concessions

Liaf Presents Music Video Session And Late Night Bizarre

A whole evening of animation - starting with the best music videos made in the last 12 months and ending up with Late Night Bizarre - the craziest films submitted to this years festival.

7pm Music video programme Animation is an integral element in many of the best music videos. This is a programme that celebrates the world's most innovative music videos produced in the last 12 months, providing a visual mash-up of styles, techniques and genres.

9pm Late Night Bizarre This ever-popular Late Night Bizarre programme is a bunch of anti-classics guaranteed to be as far away from Disney as its possible to get. A dirty fistful of 18 of the weirdest, wildest, most demented films hand-picked from the 2,600 entered.

Please refer to the LIAF website at www.liaf.org.uk for more details

Sat 9 Dec

£13.20 some concessions

Liaf Presents Torrey Pines Feature Film (usa), 60 Minutes

Torrey Pines is an award-winning feature film based on a true story by transgender stop-motion animator Clyde Petersen. The film is a queer punk coming-of-age tale, taking place in Southern California in the early 1990's.

Raised by a schizophrenic single mother, Petersen's life story unfolds in a series of baffling and hallucinated events. With a mother fuelled by hallucinations of political conspiracy and family dysfunction, 12-year-old Petersen is taken on a cross-country adventure that will forever alter the family as they know it.

Join Petersen as he takes you back to a time when MTV shaped teenage minds and a generation of nerds strengthening their thumbs on a Nintendo controller. Put on your swim trunks, grab your boogie board and come enjoy the view at Torrey Pines.

For more details please refer to the LIAF website at www.liaf.org.uk

Fri 8 Dec

£7.70 some concessions

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies

Horror film screenings.

Thu 14 Dec

£11 some concessions

Nova Nights: Progressive Transgressive & Underground

Conceived and hosted by BILLY CHAINSAW

ABOUT LE ACCELERATOR:

Winner of the 'Best Midnight Feature' award at Columbus Ohio's Nightmare Film Festival 2017, Thomas Eikrem's Le Accelerator is the story of an assassin who goes on a spiritual journey after being tasked with taking down 10 individuals sentenced to death, for unknown reasons, across the globe. It is a death meditation as the protagonist believes the only thing men have in common is the knowledge of their last destination: death! There is no escape. He does not make a change, he just accelerates the journey for those who are on his list. It's a blood drenched, corpse strewn, journey that sees the protagonist discover the true meaning of life and death.

Shot on Super 8MM black and white film, Le Accelerator is a beautifully unfettered, Molotov mix of sex, violence, fetish and twisted fun, that seamlessly splices two hard-hitting film genres, 1960s crime and 1970s Kung Fu, to create something so timeless it hurts.

Starring David Sakurai, Tim Dry, Hayley Leggs, Maria Popska, Josef Spøjs, Sebastian Solo, Liz Carr, Bobby Rhodes, James VanBebber, Louise Cho, Lucie Bee, Sophia Disgrace, Alice Bizarre, Dan Van Husen, Sly Moriarty, Rasmus Begtoft, Dennis Haladyn, Greg Burridge, Erin Angel, Jynx Pro-wrestler, Amy Elizabeth Kingsmill, Livia Alour, Michael Østergaard, Mia Nadja Gad Olsen, Thomas Herning Højmose, Philip Thomas Pedersen, Elvira Friis and many more. Music by Rockford Kabine

ABOUT THOMAS EIKREM:

He's a world traveler, photographer, visionary, and makes some of the most challenging films you will ever see 'nuff said.

THE EVENING'S RUNNING ORDER:

INTRODUCTION by BILLY CHAINSAW & THOMAS EIKREM

ORGASMO 04: ANIMAL HOLOCAUST (2014) Director Thomas Eikrem R/T 3 mins

ORGASMO 12: SWEET AND SAVAGE (2015) Director Thomas Eikrem R/T 3 mins

ORGASMO 08: FEAR OF A BLACK PLANET OF THE APES (2015) Director Thomas Eikrem R/T 3 mins

INTERMISSION

LE ACCELERATOR (2017) Director Thomas Eikrem R/T 91 mins

Official trailer: https://vimeo.com/210762298

Official website: http://www.leaccelerator.com/default.html

INTERMISSION

Live conversation between BILLY CHAINSAW & THOMAS EIKREM discussing the artist's work and influences + audience Q & A

INTERMISSION MUSIC PROGRAMMED BY NOVA BILL

Tue 12 Dec

£5.50

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