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FRIDAY. Nov. 30

7.00pm – 11.00pm OPENING NIGHT PARTY – $15.00 Party. Join TOM “Spongebob” KENNY and his 13-piece Band the HI-SEAS for the Opening Night Party. Celebrate with Honorees CHRIS PRYNOSKI, EVETTE VARGAS and the cream of L.A’s Indie Animation Studios. Vendors, cosplay, sponsor giveaways, food, snacks, freebies and full bar.



12.00pm – 1.20pm COMPETITION SCREENING #1 – $10.00 Screening. Short Films in Competition – full schedule click here.

& Black & White – (Croatia) Darko Bakliza
Animal Behaviour – (Canada) Alison Snowden & David Fine
Daisy – (USA) Yu Yu
The Elephant’s Song – (USA) Lynn Tomlinson
All the Way Down – (USA) Chun Chun Chang
Barry – (USA) Anchi Shen
Little Bandits – (USA) Alex Avagimian
The Mud – (USA) Brandon Lake
A Priori – (France) Maïté Schmitt
Diving In A Sea Of Light – (USA) Micah Buzan
Happy Foot vs. Sad Foot – (USA) Mike Hollingsworth

1.30pm – 2.30pm EVOLUTION OF THE CARTOON FAMILY SITCOM – $10.00 Panel and  clips. The evolution of the family dynamic in animated primetime from Flintstones to the present. Panelists include historian Jerry Beck, King of the Hill co-showrunner David Krinsky, Simpson’s director David Silverman, Family Guy writer Jaydi Samuels and Boondock’s writer/producer Carl Jones. Moderated by producer Patty Jausoro.

2.45pm – 3.50pm HOW TO MAKE A SUCCESSFUL FEATURE FILM – $10.00 Panel and Movie clips – Jorge Guiterrez (Book of Life – Dir.) moderates a panel of A-List  Panelists including Shannon Tindle (Kubo – creator/designer) and Trisha Gum (Co-Director Lego 2) and others TBA.

4.00pm – 5.15pm COMPETITION SCREENING #2 – $10.00 Screening. Short Films in Competition – full schedule click here.

Emulate – Okay Kaya – (USA) Daniel Zvereff
Equipoise – (USA) Simo Liu
The Lineman – (USA) Jay Shipman
A Logo Creation – (Spain)Adolfo Ruiz
Celebrating Mister Rogers – (USA) Melissa Crowton, Olivia Huynh & Drew Hodges
Telling People You’re Native – (USA) Joey Clift
Lullaby Theories: A Secret – (USA) Jonathan Lacocque
The Backward Astronomer – (UK) Jake Nelson
Tectonic – (USA) Ed Skudder
Carlotta’s Face – (Germany) Fabian Driehorst
The Soul of a Circle – (USA) Jonathan Lacocque
Limbo – (USA) Jennifer Stachovic
Concatenate – (Canada) Simone Northey
Signal – (Republic of Korea) Hwang Ji Lee
Final_Final – (Canada) Matt Greenwood
Floreana (USA) Louis Morton
Relation  Ship (USA) Zoey Lin, Kun Xia (VR visual effect creative director)
Voicing CSA: The Mouse (UK) Aaron Wood
Spider vs. the Living Dead – (USA) Scott DaRos

5.30pm – 6.45pm NORTH OF BLUE – $10.00 Feature Screening. LA Premiere of Director Joanna Priestley’s feature film NORTH OF BLUE. Joanna will be introducing the film.

7.00pm – 8.15pm RARE ANIME UNLEASHED! – $10.00 Panel and Movie clips. Writer/Producer Eric Calderon (Afro Samurai, Titans Return) showcases his unique collection of Anime rarities and oddities. A must for Anime junkies. 

8.30pm – 11.00pm AN EVENING HONORING CHRIS PRYNOSKI – $10.00 Presentation, Panel, Award and Screening. Join us for a very unique evening celebrating animator, writer, director and co-founder of Titmouse Inc., Chris Prynoski. LAAF 2018’s official Honoree. Celebrating his career so far, Chris will be joined by friends in the industry for an on-stage Q&A, a fun historical tour of his  work, the Award Presentation, red carpet photo ops and a celebratory after-party. Vendors, cosplay, sponsor giveaways, food, snacks, freebies and full bar.


SUNDAY. Dec. 2

12.00pm – 1.15pm COMPETITION SCREENING #3 – $10.00 Screening. Short Films in Competition – full schedule click here.

The Story of Our Workflow – (Malaysia) Alex Safavinia
Billie – (UK) Maki Yoshikura
New York City Sketchbook – (USA) Willy Hartland
Story of Aishan – (China) Hong Jia Bao
Bad Tuna – (USA) Deena Baum
Descent – (USA) Hailey Katelynn Marshall
The Magical Mystery of Musigny – (USA) Emmett Goodman
Medium Rare – (USA) Luca Cioci
Mi Abuelita – (Guatemala) Giselle Pérez
Changyou’s Journey – (USA) Perry Chen
‘F’ for Formula – (USA) Santino Vitale
Embraced – (France) Justine Vuylsteker
Land of the Free? – (USA) Various
Unexpected Discoveries – (USA) James Mabery
Serph-Sparkle – (Japan) Taro Otani

1.30pm – 4.45pm MAKING OF ISLE OF DOGS – $10.00 Feature Screening and Panel. Special Presentation on the Making of Wes Andersons Isle of Dogs featuring Production Designer Paul Harrod, formerly of Laika Studio. Screening of the feature film ISLE OF DOGS, then panel with additional shorts.  Sponsored by Screen Novelties, Stoopid Buddies stop motion studios. Additional screening of stop motion shorts from sponsoring studios and stop motion panel.

5.00pm – 6.00pm BIZARRE PIXELATION OF CHUCK MENVILLE – $10.00 Screening and Panel. The pioneering frame by frame live action work of Chuck Menville in the 1960s. Featuring Tom Knott, former director of Ottawa International Animation Festival and Bob Kurtz, one of the original filmmakers. Plus some surprise screenings of contemporary practitioners of this technique.

6.00pm – 7.45pm VIRUS TROPICAL (L.A. Premiere) – $10.00 Feature Screening. The visually stunning animated feature VIRUS TROPICAL, created from the brilliant drawings of Powerpaola, gets a rare L.A. Screening.

8.30pm – 10.30pm LAAF AWARDS PARTY – $10.00 Awards Presentations and Live Show. Celebrate the best animation of 2018. Awards, red carpet, photo ops, prizes, vendors, snacks, freebies, special guests and full bar. Also Honoring the Pioneering VR work of EVETTE VARGAS.And pre-awards entertainment.