The Los Angeles Animation Festival will return for a full weekend of screenings, entertainment and awards celebrations, taking place December 10-11 at Hollywood’s Jaxx Theatre.
Organizers have revealed there will be nine programs in the 2022 Official Selection, including all films in competition. Many of this edition’s chosen films are the work of L.A.-based animators.
Saturday is the Opening Night Party featuring works by and conversations with filmmakers Joe Cappa (Tik Tok, Adult Swim, Bento Box) and Brad Ableson (The Simpsons; co-director Minions: The Rise of Gru) and entertainment by legendary one-man rock band Princess Frank, followed by industry mixer and charity raffles.
Sunday evening is devoted to the LAAF Awards Ceremony, featuring clips of each of the winning films and a screening of the festival’s Grand Prize Winner. Finalists were chosen from hundreds of entries judged by a panel of luminaries from the animation and film community.
Prizes for top winners come from sponsor Toon Boom. Sponsor ASIFA Hollywood will be on site.
Tickets are available for all events at Eventbrite.com. Students and members of ASIFA are offered a 20% discount. Discount codes can be obtained from ASIFA’s newsletter and school administrators in the run up to the festival. To volunteer for the festival weekend, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information at www.laafest.com.