LAAF has attracted tens of thousands of animation fans and industry insiders over the years – honoring a host of influential directors, producers and performers including Brad Bird, Michele Civetta, Teddy Newton, Will Vinton, Tom Kenny, Bill Plympton, Nylon Pink and Chris Prynoski.

LAAF continues to break new ground with its diverse film screenings by inviting guest programmers including Artistic Director Sean Lennon.

Social networking, engaging industry panels, and demonstrations in new technology are of primary importance and 2018 will showcase more than ever before.