Some of my favourites from the London International Animation Festival

This past week, I’ve been practically living in the Barbican’s lovely subterranean cinema, soaking myself  in animation goodness thanks to this year’s London International Animation Festival, which I’ve been covering for the folks over at Cine-Vue.

It’s been tremendous.  A full report will go up on Cine-Vue in the next few days here’s the full report on Cine-Vue, but for posterity’s sake, I thought I ought to save some of the best films I’ve seen here, if only so I can remember them myself.  They’re all short, most under ten minutes and none over twenty.  If you have the capacity, I recommend you watch them in HD, and full screen.  In no particular order:

NUIT BLANCHE – slow to begin, then hits you in the face like a sack of rocks. Stunning. Worth watching the making of – you’ll be surprised how much is computer generated.

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COURS TOUJOURS – fast, funny, and very French.

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/12848379 w=600&h=300]

BIKE RACE – a real-life love story, based around documentary audio.  Sweet and charming.

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Today in insane action nonsense

This is a scene from an Indian film called ‘Endhiran’ which appears to be a Bollywood take on the Terminator, via Jason Statham and the Wachowskis.  I look forward to the day when I can add it to my Lovefilm list.  But seriously, what the flippin’ heckins?

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