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L.A. Animation Festival Relaunches in North Hollywood

Submissions now being accepted for the event, set for Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the Mayflower Club.

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Animation Festival has relaunched and seeking submissions for its fourth edition, set for Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in North Hollywood.

Animators are encouraged to submit competition entries via FilmFreeway. Aug. 1 is the early-bird deadline. 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 John Andrews, 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 more.

Source: Los Angeles Animation Festival

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.