Czech films at The London International Animation Festival

  • 27 Nov 2020
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Date of event: 27 Nov - 6 Dec 2020 The London International Animation Festival, the UK’s largest, longest-running and most eclectic animation festival returns for its 17th year with a mammoth 10-day celebratory feast of forums, screen talks and 205 of the best recent, historical and retrospective animated shorts and features from around the world.

This year the festival will be moving online, bringing the best in animation direct to people’s homes. This means many more people around the country will be able to attend LIAF forthe first time. Everything our audience loves about LIAF is being transformed into a virtual version; screenings, industry panels, filmmaker introductions and talks.

Screening programmes and talks will be released daily running alongside live and prerecorded panel discussions with many of the worlds’ leading animators and industry players.

There are 6 great Czech short animated films screening in competition this year.

Everything will be screening online on the festival's streaming platform here:


Leaf (directed by Aliona Baranova)
screens on Sunday 29 November at 2:30pm
Programme for 8-15 year-old kids
‘Marvellous Animation’
Film synopsis: The big, gentle sailor has everything under control. He checks tickets, shovels coal into the firebox and scrubs the deck – he even thinks to feed the fish in thesea.

Washing Machine (directed by Alexandra Májová)
screens on Sat 28 November at 8pm
International Competition Programme 2
‘From Absurd to Zany’
Film synopsis: You gotta’ wash and love, love and wash.

Noctuelle (directed by Martin A. Petrlíček)
screens on Tuesday 1 December at 8pm
International Competition Programme 5
‘Into the Dark’
Film synopsis: Dreams become nightmares, butterflies and bats.

Wild Beasts (directed by Marta Prokopová, Michal Blaško)
screens on Tuesday 1 December at 8pm
International Competition Programme 5
‘Into the Dark’
Film synopsis: Three stories set on a mysterious island. Three broken relationships through the eyes of one woman and two animals.

Forget Me Not (directed by Adela Krizovenska)
screens on Weds 2 December at 8pm
International Competition Programme 6
‘Animated Documentaries’
Film synopsis: Despite 30 years of freedom and the fall of communism, children’s institutions in the Czech Republic still need reform.

Hide N Seek (directed by Barbora Halirova)
screens on Thursday 3 December at 6pm
International Competition Programme 7
‘Looking For Answers’
Film synopsis: A children’s game, the flow and perception of time. To win, a young boy becomes an old man and his life is reduced to a game of hide-and-seek.

Festival and schedule details here:
Ticket details here:

Cover image: Hide N Seek

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