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World Animation Competition: Programme 1

Online Event
Two animated people across from each other. One is lighting a cigarette.
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4 Nov 2020 - 30 Nov 2020

Online Event

We pick the most outstanding animated short films from a diverse selection, for our ever popular World Animation Competition. In this programme, climate change refugees encounter tigers, in a dystopian vision of Kolkata, while Stephen Irwin explores his dark side with Wood Child & Hidden Forest Mother. Every year one country in particular sends us more fantastic films than the rest and this year it’s France, with six brilliant films scattered across the three programmes, such as Adrien Merigeau’s award-winning Genius Loci, a hallucinogenic walk through a city at night.
Showing online on Leeds Film Player from 3 November. Visit for more information.

Films in Programme:

Purpleboy / Dir: Alexandre Siqueira / Portugal

Beyond Noh / Dir: Patrick Smith / United States

Genius Loci / Dir: Adrien Mérigeau / France

Don't Know What / Dir: Thomas Renoldner / Austria

Chado / Dir: Dominica Harrison / United Kingdom

Wade / Dir: Upamanyu Bhattacharyya, Kalp Sanghvi / India

The Land of Whim / Dir: Betina Bozek / Poland

Freeze Frame / Dir: Soetkin Verstegen / Belgium

Trauma Chameleon / Dir: Gina Kamentsky / United States

Wood Child & Hidden Forest Mother / Dir: Stephen Irwin / United Kingdom

Part of Leeds Short Film Awards, LIFF 2020’s selection dedicated to the wonders of the short film universe.

Image Info: Genius Loci

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During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

Feature films on the Player will cost £6 to rent, short film programmes £3, and Leeds Young Film Festival family features £3. There will also be discounted packages for renting multiple films. You will need to set up an account on the Player to be able to rent films.
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Leeds International Film Festival 2020
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