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Sat 27 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
Wed 31 Jul

The London International Animation Festival presents Awesome Animated Shorts for 3-12 year-olds U

Part of Films for the Family
Various Directors, Various Countries, Various Years, 71m.

We’ve dug deep into the LIAF archives and have selected 16 of the best short animated films full of visually dazzling joy from all around the world, for kids of all ages and the whole family.

There’ll be talking animals, seriously fun adventures and tales that spark all those little imaginations. Animation is the most imaginative and engaging of all art forms and is the perfect platform to enthral and inspire the wide-open imaginations of kids. This programme, carefully selected with our youngest audience in mind, is always popular, and not a toy ad in sight.

For more information about the London International Animation Festival and our programmes please look at the website at

On Sunday mornings our Family Screenings are followed by a free activity for Children.

The screening is Pay What You Can, which means you’re free to pay as much or as little as you can afford.


Spring Jam

Dir: Ned Wenlock

New Zealand, 5’35, 2016

A young stag, lacking impressive antlers, knows he needs to improvise sweet music if he’s to have any chance during the mating season.

Mr Night Has A Day Off

Dir: Ignas Meilunas

Lithuania, 2’00, 2017

Unsatisfied, Mr Night is walking around the town changing all things to black until everything is as dark as night.

Keep On Rolling!

Dir: Takashi Miike

Japan, 5’00, 2016

An ambitious dung beetle can’t stop rolling poo. He perfects the art with every round thing he comes across.

A Rhino named Paul "Everybody sleeps"

Dir: Dave Schlafman, Mike Annear

USA, 2’40, 2015

It's bedtime, but a restless little rhino just isn't ready to call it a day.

Dust Buddies

Dir: Sam Wade and Beth Tomashek

USA, 4’05, 2016

A group of adorable dust bunnies live a humble, but happy existence until a dust-up with a determined maid gets them into an epic kerfuffle.

Deep Beneath The Earth

Dir: Kim Noce and Shaun Clark

UK, 3’00, 2017

The only thing young Lucy likes is gaming on her Ipad. But when she loses it in the woods she is determined to get it back.

The One Who Tamed the Clouds

Dir: Julie Rembauville , Nicolas Bianco-Levrin

France, 4’00, 2016

At the top of a canyon, the old Indian Flying Shadow teaches the young Nayati the ancient art of smoke signals.


Dir: Marlies van der Wel

Netherlands, 2’00, 2016

When Sabaku’s best friend Buffalo passes away, he needs to find himself a new friend.

Water Path For A Fish

Dir: Mercedes Marro

France, 8’00, 2016

In a Latin American town Oscar sleeps when a sudden gust of wind wakes him up. From his window he sees a goldfish in a dirty puddle, gasping for air.


Dir: Eugeniy Fadeyev

Russia, 5’00, 2015

A class of children go to see “Hamlet” with their strict teacher. When the children get bored, they start to laugh and wreak havoc.

About Coati

Dir: Alexandra Slepchuk

Russia, 6’00, 2015

A delightful fable about how to turn your weaknesses into strengths.

Awesome Beetle's Colours

Dir: Indra Sproge

Latvia, 3’15, 2016

A lovely song to guide you through the alphabet.

The Red Herring

Dir: Leevi Lemmetty

Finland/Ireland, 6’40, 2015

Are these penguins hungry or greedy?

Kochkunst - The Art of Cooking

Dir: Stella Raith

Germany, 3’15, 2016

The cook wants to make a pancake but it fights tooth and nail against returning to the pan.

In the Forest of Forgotten Umbrellas

Dir: Dimitry Vysotskiy

Russia, 6’35, 2016

Every night Dad tries to figure out what story to tell his little children.


Dir: Max Mortl and Robert Loebel

Germany, 2’00, 2017

On a small island a bunch of exotic creatures run across each other.

On Sunday mornings our Family Screenings are followed by a free activity for Children.

The screening is Pay What You Can, which means you’re free to pay as much or as little as you can afford. By paying for a ticket, you will enable us to keep offering Pay What You Can screenings to families struggling with the cost of living. Thank you

Please arrive promptly - we do not show adverts.

Book Tickets

Sat 27 Jul
Part of Films for the Family 11:00
Sun 28 Jul
Part of Films for the Family 11:00
Wed 31 Jul
Part of Films for the Family 11:00

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