The London International Animation Festival proudly showcases the whole spectrum of independent creative animation, showing that animation is for everyone.
Founded in 2003, LIAF aims to dispel the popular misconception that animation is just cartoons for kids by screening the broadest possible range of intelligent, entertaining and provocative current films on offer from all around the world as well as retrospectives and specialised sessions from countries and animators who don’t normally elicit such attention.
Our annual 10-day Festival includes gala premieres, retrospectives, Q&A’s with renowned filmmakers, workshops, audience voting, and the Best of the Festival screening. LIAF has grown to become much more than an annual Festival – we are programming more events, tours, screenings and masterclasses all year-round to as many cities and countries that invite us.
Best International Film – cash award/prize
Best British Film – cash award/prize
Best Childrens Film – cash award/prize
Best Sound Design – cash award/prize
Best Late Night Bizarre film – cash award/prize
Bets music video – cash award/prize
The London International Animation Festival is one of the largest animation festivals in the world. We usually screen around 300 films each year in competitive, student, curated and retrospective programmes. LIAF also generates a smaller touring programme around the UK. When you enter your film to LIAF it is automatically considered for the tour as well, although we will send you separate invitations if we wish to screen your film outside of the festival.