Los Angeles - The Los Angeles Animation Festival 2007, a festival run by animators for animators, will be held Oct. 20 and 21 at the beautifully renovated art deco "Silent Movie Theatre" (611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles).
The Los Angeles Animation Festival (LAAF) will feature world premiere screenings (Fantastic Laloux), gala tributes (Fantastic Planet), and guest speakers, including Sean Lennon and director Michele Civetta. Every screening is followed by a catered networking party in the theatre's Spanish patio. Volunteers will formally introduce everyone.
LAAF's unique competitions (Ghost Story/Rockin' Animation), network parties, and career workshops are designed to give budding talent its first major step on the ladder of success. Its tribute screenings help promote the continuing art and craft of animation.
Sponsors include: Titmouse Inc., S4 Studios, Z-Animation, Parallax Studioworks Inc., Toon Boom, Sprecher Brewing Co., Stop Motion Pro, Animator DV, Ka-Chew!, and ASIFA-Hollywood.