Animated Shorts Program

Presented by

June 2 – June 6

Best Animated Short Film

The profile of LXiA’s Animated Shorts Program filmmakers is diverse, representing Latinx creatives from the US, Mexico, Germany, Argentina, Colombia, and the UK. Many of these filmmakers are independent animators and artists, and their short films have screened at important film festivals such as Annecy, GLAS, SXSW, Sundance, and more. All the films in our Animated Shorts Program Presented by Cartoon Cartoons are competing for this award

A jury of three judges will select the Best Animated Short Film to receive (1) Storyboard PRO license presented by Toon Boom. The license will be awarded to the Director of the short film and will be valid for one year upon activation.

ANIMATED SHORTS JURY

MANNY HERNANDEZ

Executive Producer, We Baby Bears

Cartoon Network Studios

DOREEN SPICER-DANNELLY

CEO & Executive Producer

Spicerack Productions Inc.

CARLOS ZARAGOZA

Production Designer, Vivo

Sony Pictures Animation

Thursday, June 3rd

NETFLIX  PRESENTS

WRITING FOR ANIMATION MASTERCLASS

June 3, 2021
10AM – 1PM PST

In Partnership with LALIFF & LatinX in Animation

Netflix is partnering with LatinX in Animation to present an interactive Writing for Animation Masterclass during LALIFF’s Animation Day, aimed at preparing emerging Latin/a/o/x/e writers with the necessary skills to land their first writing gig. This three-hour masterclass is designed to offer genuine access for writers interested in entering the screenwriting animation industry.

WOMAN IN THE BOOK

World Premiere, Series

Thursday, June 3rd, 06:00PM (PST – Los Angeles)

In Person – Screening & Q&A @ TCL Chinese Theatres

When three estranged siblings reunite at a grand Mexican hacienda to receive their inheritance, they inadvertently unleash a book-bound horror that has plagued their family for generations. WOMAN IN THE BOOK is a multilingual animated show featuring both Spanish and English.

Producers: Jack Davis, Darren Brandl, Kate Krantz, James A. Fino, Simon Ore Molina, Paul Young

Supervising Director: Jeanette Moreno King

Director: Jeanette Jeanenne

Writers: Eva Gonzalez Szigrizst, Pamela Garcia Rooney

Cast: Diane Guerrero, Alfonso Herrera, Jose Ruiz-Gonzalez, Bryan Greenberg

Website: https://www.facebook.com/CryptMonsters/

Friday, June 4th

CAFECITOS

Grab that cafecito and join LXiA as we spotlight professionals from various studios, capturing the scope and variety of Latinx perspectives in the animation industry.

Cafecitos will be streamed during LALIFF and will be open to the public, follow LatinX in Animation and LALIFF for the latest updates.

Cafecito with Nickelodeon Animation Studio

Friday, June 4th, 09:30AM (PST – Los Angeles)

Open to the Public | Streaming Online

Featuring Camille Eden, VP of Recruiting and Talent Development. Moderated by Monique Henry-Hudson, Co-Founder, DiverseToons.

Cafecito with Disney Television Animation

Friday, June 4th, 11:00AM (PST – Los Angeles)
Open to the Public

Featuring Producer Pilar Flynn, Story Editor Joanna Hausmann, and Executive Director of Current Series Edward Mejia. Moderated by Director of Development Alfredo Marun.

Cafecito with Sony Pictures Animation

Friday, June 4th, 12:30PM (PST – Los Angeles)
Open to the Public

Featuring the team behind The Mitchells vs. The Machines, Producer Phil Lord, Production Designer Lindsey Olivares, and Head of Story Guillermo MartinezModerated by Actor, Writer & Content Creator Jenny Lorenzo.

Portfolio 101: Storyboarding

Friday, June 4th, 2:00PM (PST – Los Angeles)
Open to the Public

Are you a storyboard artist? Want to get some insight as to what recruiters are really looking for? Take a minute to tune into what Nickelodeon Story Artist and Director Daniela Rodriguez De La Peña as she drops some gems this Animation Day. Moderated by Michelle (Rincon) Eloren, Storyboard Artist at Warner Bros. Animation.

Portfolio 101: Character Design

Friday, June 4th, 2:00PM (PST – Los Angeles)
Open to the Public

 
Are you a background painter? A character designer? Looking to hear from an industry expert to get that extra edge and insight on your work? Look no further! Nickelodeon’s Ricky De Los Angeles is eager to share some of the insider knowledge he’s honed over the years — and you don’t even have to make the commute. Moderated by Maria Azellea, Layout Production Coordinator at DreamWorks Animation.

Cafecito with Warner Bros. Animation & Cartoon Network Studios

Friday, June 4th, 3:30PM (PST – Los Angeles)
Open to the Public

Featuring Diego Molano, creator of Cartoon Network Studios’ Victor and Valentino and Warner Brothers Animation’s Director of Series Jayro Giron. Moderated by Kate Sánchez of the podcast “But Why Tho?”.

Cafecito with Walt Disney Animation Studios

Friday, June 4th, 6:00PM (PST – Los Angeles)
Open to the Public

Featuring the team behind Disney’s upcoming film Encanto, screenwriter and co-director Charise Castro Smith and Producer Yvett Merino. Moderated by Juan Pablo Reyes Lancaster-Jones, Creative Development at Walt Disney Animation Studios.

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS WITH NICKELODEON ANIMATION STUDIO

In support of industry professionals, Nickelodeon Animation Studio will also provide an exclusive talk with recruiters and artist portfolio reviews. So what are you waiting for? Sign up for a portfolio review below!

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

If you have any questions, email [email protected]

LALIFF ANIMATION HAPPY HOUR

HOSTED BY

LATINX IN ANIMATION & RISE UP ANIMATION

Friday, June 4th, 5PM – 6PM (PST – Los Angeles)

Network and engage in fun activities with people all over the world. More info coming soon!

Saturday, June 5th

LALIFF MASTERCLASS WITH CARLOS LÓPEZ ESTRADA

Saturday, June 5th, 12:30PM
Open to the Public

With Carlos López Estrada, Director of Raya and the Last Dragon and the upcoming Summertime. Moderated by Carlos Aguilar, Film Journalist and Critic.

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