LIFF animation programmes have always showcased a heady mix of the most creative, clever and brilliant new short films from across Europe and beyond. Sometimes delicate, sometimes dark, sometimes even disturbing, they are always delightful. Our first programme sets out on a dangerous sea voyage in the darkly beautiful and tragic True North, revels in the violent mayhem of Coyote’s parallel worlds and gets experimental with an inventive mix of live action and animation in Céline Devaux’s wonderful You Will Be Fine.