The London International Animation Festival (LIAF) returns this summer promising 280 films from across the globe, divided into eight competition sections.

Starting Aug 26, the event runs for 10 days and will take place at the Barbican (a new venue for the festival), the Horse Hospital and the Rio Cinema in Dalston.

The LIAF opens with the premiere of British animator Phil Mulloy’s new feature, Dead But Not Buried [pictured].

The event will showcase animations from over 30 countries and will include guest masterclasses and animations from Theodore Ushev (Lipsett’s Diaries) and Polish director Wojtek Wawszczyk presenting his new feature, George the Hedgehog.

Further activities include a focus on cutout animation, a New York Who’s Who program and The British Showcase, an opportunity to gain an insight into contemporary British animation practices.

The festival will end Sept 4 with a Best of the Festival showcase, determined by judges and audience votes.