LXiA and The Animation Guild Present Influences & Inspiration

Thursday, October 1

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, The Animation Guild and LatinX in Animation team up to present an enriching panel discussion that explores the cultural influences and inspirations that have motivated artists in their work. We will also look at their personal journeys and how they would like to impact the industry of animation.

LBX 2020: Latinx Studio Talk

Sunday, September 13th at 10:30AM

LatinX in Animation will lead a discussion with leaders from various Latinx studios from Latin American countries. This discussion will touch upon the industry in their respective countries, the scope of their projects and work, and
the future of the animation for Latin American studios as these studios are at the forefront of the next wave of Latin American animation.

LBX 2020: Breaking Into Animation: Internships

Saturday, September 12th

How has your journey helped you not only land the internship but land the job. What resources did you discover, take advantage of, and use to bridge your experiences with opportunity? This panel is a focus of helping to promote information and the resources our panelists utilized to land that internship in the animation industry.

LBX 2020: How To Get Your Animation Films Into Festivals

Thursday, September 11th at 12PM

LatinX in Animation will lead a discussion with Film Festival directors and founders. Touching on film festival submission expectations, the scope of and function of festivals as whole, and the future of these organizations as they provide a platform for both new and veteran filmmakers.

Development in Animation

Friday, September 4th

LatinX in Animation will lead a discussion with Latinx Development and Creative executives and leaders working at major animation studios in Hollywood as they share their experiences on developing animated content, pitching original and diverse content, and the future of animation.

LatinX in Animation: Pipeline, Platform & Launch

Thursday, September 3rd at 9AM

How do you close the achievement and opportunity gap for minorities in the animation industry? This panel led by leaders from LatinX in Animation and the Latino Film Institute will discuss the ideas and programs that LXiA and LFI have placed into action to address the lack of representation in Hollywood and focus on the next generation of content creators.

CG Animation Talk

Saturday, August 29th

LatinX in Animation presents a CG Animation talk and discussion with two accomplished Latinx animators from DreamWorks Animation, Guillermo Careaga and Jorge Garcia.

Latinx Voice Acting Panel

Tuesday, August 18th

Join LatinX in Animation as we invite Latinx Voice Actors working in animation and entertainment industry as they discuss their journey breaking into voice acting, the ins-and-outs of perfecting their craft, and working on several popular and groundbreaking animated series.

La Mejor Excursión

Wednesday, July 22

No te pierdes de “Best Field Trip Ever” una colaboración con Nickelodeon y Pixelatl. Conoce como se hace un episodio de “The Casagrandes” del gión a la post producción. En vivo 22 de julio por Pixelatl Twitch. ¡No faltes!

Presented by Nickelodeon Animation Studio, Pixelatl, LatinX in Animation, Ciudad Creativa Digital, El Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía

Latinx in Gaming Panel

Thursday, July 23

Join LatinX in Animation as we invite Latinx industry professionals working in Gaming. They will share their background, experience, and what skills and tools are needed to exist and thrive in this industry. The discussion will cover a range of topics, including the trends and future of a more diverse and inclusive gaming industry.

Latinx Games X Animation Festival

Saturday, July 18

Animation is one of the most important and sought out disciplines in all of entertainment. Latinx Games X Animation Festival will cover multiple entertainment industries and offer industry insider career advice on what recruiters are looking for in your Portfolio, Resume and Demo Reel! If you’ve ever wanted to work in Movies, Television or Video Games in the animation field then this event is for you! Learn from panelists that work in DreamWorks Animation and Latinx in Animation, Valve and more as they break down the art of Storyboarding, VFX, Character Modeling, Environment Art, Tech Art and Animation!

Q&A & Live Talk w/ Leandro Fernández

Wednesday, July 15th at 5PM PST

Join LatinX in Animation and Netflix as we host Leandro Fernández, Illustrator of The Old Guard, which is now a live-action feature film streaming on Netflix. Moderated by Carlos Aguilar.

GLAS Animation: A Quick Survey of Latin American Animation

Thursday, July 9th, 5PM PST

Join GLAS Animation as they host Simon Wilches Castro and Tom CJ Brown as they traverse the animation history of Latin America. The history of Latin America is the history of a fractures continent trying to figure itself out.Unlike the way animation developed in the United States, which seemed to revolve around technological advancements, intellectual properties, and patents; animation for Latinoamerican countries was as a tool to express the needs of oppressed artists that lived in ever-shifting political landscapes.

LALIFF Connect

Tuesday, April 14th 2020 – Sunday, May 31, 2020

Welcome to LALIFF Connect, the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival’s (LALIFF) new online initiative. Please enjoy our 2019 Retrospective, which includes features, shorts, episodics, and live music. Our 2020 Program will be live on 5/5/20. All films and virtual events are free. Happy streaming!

LatinX in Animation: A Masterclass

Friday, May 29th, 1PM

Join LatinX in Animation as we host Latinx Creators, Artists, and Producers of diverse animated projects. Moderated by Carlos Aguilar, we will discuss the influences behind these talented artists, writers, producers, and creators, and how their unique perspectives have influenced their projects.  

LXiA Presents: Latina Writers Panel

Friday, May 8th, 6PM

Join LatinX in Animation as we host Latina Writers who have written for several live-action and animation projects. Moderated by Kristen Lopez (IndieWire), we will discuss the influences behind these writers, and how their unique perspective has influenced their projects.

LXiA Animation Shorts Panel

Friday, April 17th 2020

Live via YouTube:

Join LatinX in Animation as we host filmmakers from upcoming and new animated short films that highlight Latinx voices, representation, and diversity, Moderated by Diana Cadavid (LALIFF, Miami Film Festival) we will discuss the influences behind these talented artists and writers, and how their unique perspective have influenced their projects.

Wednesday, January 29th

Join us for the first LXiA Networking Mixer of the year! Come network with LXiA members and Animation, VFX, and Gaming professionals in the industry. The event is free for LXiA members and non-members!

LXiA 1 Year Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, October 17th 2019

Come celebrate LatinX in Animation’s 1 Year Anniversary at the location where we held our first ever event, Golden Road Brewing. This celebration is not only for LXiA, but a thank you to all of our members, community, and to all of those who have supported us this past year. The success of LXiA is due to passion, love, and support of the [email protected] and allies who believe in our mission, and continue to push for diversity, equality, and empowerment.

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Despacito: A Quick Survey of Latin American Animation

Presented by ASIFA-Hollywood and LatinX in Animation

Animation is Film Festival 2019

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 – Sunday Oct 20, 2019

ANIMATION IS FILM is a major animation festival produced by GKIDS in collaboration with Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Variety, and ASIFA Hollywood.  The inaugural event took place October 20-22, 2017 at the historic Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood (TCL Chinese 6 Theater) and featured a highly selective showcase of the best animated films from around the world, plus red carpet, filmmaker Q&As, special events, receptions, short film programs, and both juried and audience awards.

Friday September 20, 2019

LXiA September Networking Mixer & Guest Speaker Q&A

An Evening at Walt Disney Animation Studios

Fri, Sep 6, 2019 10:00 AM – Sun, Sep 8, 2019 8:00 PM

Over 250 of the best artists from the ANIMATION, LIVE-ACTION, ILLUSTRATION and GAMING industries coming together for the ultimate celebration of art.

Saturday, August 3, 2019
6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Join LatinX in Animation as they host some of the most influential creators and producers of up-coming animated projects. Moderated by Remezcla’s Film & TV Editor, Vanessa Erazo. This Animation Masterclass will reveal the influences behind these talented artists, writers and creators, and how their unique perspectives help bring their projects to life.

Wed, Jul 31, 2019 7:00 PM – Sun, Aug 4, 2019 10:00 PM

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF), the premiere international event dedicated to showcasing the entirety of human experience from the Latinx perspective, today announced it is set to return July 31-August 4 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Saturday, July 20, 2019
10:00 AM 5:00 PM

Join TecnoLatinx XR Labs and LatinX in Animation for an an all day event of mixed reality labs, Q&A discussions, and learning about the future of technology and arts.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
7:30 PM 10:00 PM
Story Tavern (map)

Come out to our LXiA June Networking Mixer at Story Tavern in Burbank for the opportunity to network with Animation, VFX, and Gaming professionals. Our event is open to everyone, and anyone interested in Animation, VFX, and Gaming is welcome.

Saturday, June 8, 2019
1:45 PM –  2:45 PM

GZA Expo 2019: LXiA Diversity in Animation Production Panel

Featuring Guest Speakers:

Dawn Adepoju, Post-Production Coordinator

Stephanie Chacón, Production Manager

Trisha Vo, Story & Editorial Production Supervisor


LatinX in Animation is proud to announce that we are an official sponsor of the 2019 4th Annual Ground Zero Animation Expo. Ground Zero Animation EXPO is an annual event held in Orange County, CA. For the 2019 4th Annual GZAEXPO it will be held at The Boys and Girls Club of Stanton.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

LXiA May Networking Mixer & Guest Speaker Q&A

An Evening at Sony Pictures Animation

Featuring Guest Speakers:

Phil Lord, Writer & Producer, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Christina Steinberg, Producer, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Miguel Jiron, Story Artist, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

LXiA April Networking Mixer & Guest Speaker Q&A Featuring Diego Molano, Creator of Victor and Valentino

Date: Tuesday, April 30th

Guest Speaker Q&A at Cartoon Network Studios:6:30PM – 7:30PM

Networking Mixer at Story Tavern: 8PM – 9:30PM

Thursday, March 28, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Come out to our LXiA March Networking Mixer & Guest Speaker Q&A with Creator and Producer Niki López. The Q&A will take place in the theater at Nickelodeon Animation Studio, and immediately be followed by a Networking Mixer in the lobby. Refreshments and Food will be provided by LatinX in Animation.

Thursday, February 28, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

LXiA February Networking Mixer & Guest Speaker Q&A

Featuring Guest Speakers Liron Topaz, Pierre Perifel, and JP Sans

Directors of Bilby

Date: Thursday, February 28th

Time: 6:30PM – 9PM | Q&A: 7PM – 8PM | Networking Mixer: 8PM – 9PM

Location: DreamWorks Animation, 1000 Flower St, Glendale, CA 91201

Saturday, February 23, 2019
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 23 | 3PM – 7PM | FREE Admission

20 Up & Coming Vendors

Boys & Girls Club of Stanton, 11050 Cedar St, Stanton, CA 90680

Visit GZA Expo for tickets to workshops and more info:

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Join LXiA for our January Networking Mixer & Q&A featuring Guest Speaker Pilar Flynn