Film London’s Pilot Publicity Fund is backing three autumn film festivals. They are the London International Animation Festival (Aug 26-Sept 4), Hackney Film Festival (Sept 15-18), and the London Spanish Film Festival (Sept 23-Oct 6).

Then the spring 2012 festivals that will be supported are Bird’s Eye View, Tongues on Fire, The London Asian Film Festival and the London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film.

The eighth London International Animation Festival will show 280 films, starting with the world premirere of Phil Mulloy’s Dead But Not Buried. There will also be a focus on Polish animation including George The Hedgehog.

The Hackney Film Festival will feature events such as an outdoor screening at Dalston Roof Park, Experimental Performance Event, a live A/V showcase, and a free industry networking event.

The seventh London Spanish Film Festival will show more than 30 films including features, documentaries, animation, shorts, a retrospective strand dedicated to Geraldine Chaplin, a Catalan strandand two films from Basque cinema. Titles will include Ways To Live Forever, Lope, and Blackthorn [pictured]. The festival will also host a spring programme in April 2012.

Back for its seventh season, the London Spanish Film Festival (which will also host a spring programme in April 2012) will see the best in contemporary cinema from Spain, screening both Spanish and English-language titles.