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LA Shorts Fest Announces 2015 Lineup

The Animation program, which includes 10 short films by filmmakers located from all around the world, takes place on Friday, September 4.

Los Angeles, CA -- The 19th annual Los Angeles International Short Film Festival will run from September 3-10 at the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 in downtown Los Angeles. This year, the LA Shorts Fest will showcase 265 films from 26 countries, including the USA, Canada, Australia, Turkey, Switzerland, Peru, Cyprus, South Africa, Germany, Denmark, New Zealand, Taiwan, Finland, Belgium, Austria, UK, Italy, Dominican Republic, France, Brazil, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Mexico, India and China. The full festival schedule is available online.

The selected films will be showcased in thematic film programs. The jury will select the winners in each of the festival’s 8 categories, 7 of which are officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences and are eligible to receive Oscar nominations.

In addition to the festival selections, the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival will also hold panel discussions with a variety of active industry members, including several Emmy winners. The aim of these panel discussions will be to help provide attending filmmakers with the information and advice that they will need step into, and effectively navigate the film and television industry.

The Animation program, taking place on Friday, September 4 at 1:00 PM, includes 10 short films by filmmakers located from all around the world:

  • Eggplant, written and directed by Yangzi She (U.S.)
  • The Tie, written and directed by An Vrombaut and produced by Annemie Degryse and Luc Van Driessche (Belgium)
  • The Meek, created by Studio Joho's Joe Brumm, Mark Paterson and Laura DiMaio (Australia)
  • The Red Herring, written and directed by Leevi Lemmetty and produced by Tamsin Lyons and Hannele Lemmetty (Finland)
  • Hanna Barbera documentary short Pencil Me In, written, directed and produced by Tony Benedict, the staff writer and storyboard artist on the original Flintstones and The Jetsons (U.S.)
  • Switch Man, directed by Shao-Kuei Tong  and Hsun-Chun Chuang, who also served as writer and producer for the project (Taiwan)
  • An Ode to Love, written and directed by Matthew Darragh and produced by Danielle Considine and Suzie Belton (New Zealand)
  • Monster Fish, written by the National Geographic Museum and directed by Daniel Gies and Alan Parente and produced by Emily Paige (Canada)
  • Machine, witten and directed by Sunit Parekh-Gaihede and produced by Soren Fleng and Sunit Parekh-Gaihede (Denmark)
  • Three Fools (Tre Tosser), directed by Peter Hausner and Snobar Avani (who also wrote the screenplay for the short) and produced by Erik Wilstrup and Irene Sparre Hjorthøj (Denmark)

Tickets can be purchased online from the LA Shorts Fest website. General admission to film programs is $14, while tickets to the Opening and Closing Night events are $30; all-access festival passes are also available for $199.

Source: Los Angeles International Short Film Festival

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.