Every year the LIFF World Animation Competition presents a comprehensive selection of new short animated films from around the world. From festival awards winners, to debut student films, it’s a collection of the brightest and best. Joanna Quinn’s new film Affairs of the Art won Best Animation at Clermont-Ferrand this year and we are delighted to include Hide by Daniel Gray, who wowed us back in 2015 with Teeth. There’s breakthrough talent too: we simply can’t get enough of Júlia Lerch’s hyper-real shapes and textures in her graduation film Needs.

This short programme contains adult themes, scenes of bereavement and suicide.