Press Release – May-01


The Los Angeles Animation Festival (LAAF) Unspools November 30th-December 2nd at the Mayflower Club in North Hollywood

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Los Angeles, For Immediate Release — Co-founders filmmaker Miles Flanagan and animation producer John Andrews today announce the event, honoree and submission details for the Los Angeles Animation Festival (LAAF), taking place November 30 – December 2 in North Hollywood. This year marks the 4th occurrence for the festival, which is now planned as an annual event.

Animators are encouraged to submit competition entries via FilmFreeway – Juried awards and prizes donated by LAAF sponsors will be given to winning competition films in several categories. Early Bird, Standard and Late Entries are accepted for small fees. Any film not already submitted to the festival in the past can be entered, regardless of when it was produced or first played.

After the success of its 2012 edition, LAAF sought to do something different, both in location and tone. The team searched for a more intimate, networking-friendly venue, one that would make LAAF a truly unique animation festival experience. There was also a desire to move the festival closer to where the majority of industry professionals live and work.“The Mayflower Club is a terrific home for LAAF. It’s the perfect place for animators and fans to see what’s new and catch up with old friends,” said Miles Flanagan, LAAF co-founder.

LAAF debuted in 2007, renting out the Silent Movie Theater and featuring guests Teddy Newton and Sean Lennon.

The two subsequent editions featured Brad Bird, Will Vinton, Peter Chung, Bill Plympton, Tom Kenny and many other industry professionals.

This year’s fest will feature a great blend of competition screenings, special programs, guests and some unique surprise events which will be revealed in the months ahead. Watch for an honoree announcement soon.

More information can be found at

Media Contacts:

John Andrews & Miles Flanagan

Co-Directors, LAAF




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