February 23, 2012No Comments


Self confessed ANIME junkies, all-Girl, all-Asian super group NYLON PINK will play their new single GEE at the LAAF Opening Night Party.

Nylon Pink is an fun, edgy pop-rock band lead by singer Kaila Yu & bassist Katt Lee, and formed in Hollywood, CA.  Described as “Hello Kitty on Acid” Nylon Pink’s high octane, outrageous fashion and rock’n'pop fusion truly is ANIME come-to-life.

What better band than this, to start the 2012 festival off with real style.

The OPENING NIGHT PARTY (March 7th 7.30pm) is free, but tickets must be obtained first, through BROWN PAPER TICKETS.  Go to our TICKETS page.

Check out their current song on YOUTUBE


February 20, 2012No Comments

This year we are honored to have BILL PLYMPTON as LAAF Honoree.

Not only are we celebrating BILL’s amazing and entirely independent career, but also screening the WORLD THEATRICAL PREMIERE of the ALEXIA ANASTASIO’s amazing documentary ADVENTURES IN PLYMPTOONS.  Expect some exciting guests for this GALA Event.

Plus we’re celebrating the 20th Anniversary of BILL’s first ever feature film, THE TUNE.   THE TUNE was financed entirely by the animator himself. Sections of the feature were released as short films to help generate funds for production. These include “The Wiseman” and “Push Comes to Shove,” the latter of which won the 1991 Prix du Jury at the Cannes Film Festival. With money from his short film prizes and commercial work, he was able to complete THE TUNE and realize a childhood dream. The completed TUNE also made the rounds of the film festivals, garnering the prestigious Houston WorldFest Gold Jury Special Award as well as a Spirit Award nomination for Best Film Score and was distributed nationally by October Films.

So come join us, BILL PLYMPTON and 100′s of other animation fans in celebrating an animation career like no other.


Thanks BILL.

February 20, 2012No Comments

Tickets now on sale:

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February 6, 2012No Comments

Full schedule and tickets & Passes will be available shortly.

July 21, 2011No Comments

Get ready for the biggest, boldest, brightest LAAF ever. Los Angeles has been crying out for a grand scale, popular, glitzy, glamorous, totally gorgeous animated film festival for a long, long time. And now finally we are pleased to announce that LAAF 2012 will be that, and so much more.

We have so many great events, films, seminars, parties, live speakers, rock bands (yes, that’s right), competitions and surprises in store. Keep checking out this site for further details.

So get ready for March 2012. It’ll be a blast!

LAAF 2012 promises to be the best festival yet! And while you wait for updates, here’s a visual recap of highlights from past LAAF’s:

Festival Directors John Andrews & Miles Flanagan

John Andrews, Chris Prynoski & Peter Chung

Miles Flanagan & Tom Kenny

Miles Flanagan, John Andrews & Sean Lennon

Pixar's Teddy Newton

The LAAF Crew & Will Vinton

Terry Thoren & Will Vinton

2010 Honoree, Will Vinton

Teddy Newton

Jesus Makes The Shotgun Sound!

Fantastic Planet w/live score by Jesus Makes The Shotgun Sound!

MTV night

Awards Night