Animated Shorts Program

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Saturday June 4

1:30PM | TCL Chinese Theaters – Hollywood

Best Animated Short Film

The profile of LXiA’s Animated Shorts Program filmmakers is diverse, representing Latinx creatives from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Mexico, Spain, and the US. Many of these filmmakers are independent animators and artists, and their short films have screened at top animation film festivals such as Annecy, GLAS, SXSW, Sundance, and more.

All the films in our Animated Shorts Program are competing for this award. The jury will select the Best Animated Short Film to receive the top prize which also includes one Storyboard Pro license presented by Toon Boom and a Wacom Cintiq Pro.

ANIMATED SHORTS JURY

GUILLERMO MARTINEZ

Director

Sony Pictures Animation

NICOLE RIVERA

Vice President of Development

Cartoon Network Studios

SIMÓN WILCHES-CASTRO

Animation Director

Titmouse

Friday, June 3rd

NETFLIX  PRESENTS

WRITING FOR ANIMATION MASTERCLASS

June 3, 2022
10AM – 1PM PST

In Partnership with LALIFF & LatinX in Animation

ANIMATED EPISODIC PROGRAM

FRANKELDA’S BOOK OF SPOOKS &  REY MYSTERIO VS THE DARKNESS

FRIDAY JUNE 3, 2022
7PM | TCL CHINESE THEATRES, HOLLYWOOD

 

Screening to be followed with in-person Q&A with Arturo & Roy Ambriz and Los Hermanos Calavera, moderated by Pixelatl’s José Iñesta

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.

Friday, June 3rd, 09:00AM (PST – Los Angeles)

Open to the Public | Streaming Online

Featuring Abe Audish (Supervising Producer, “Bugs Bunny Builders”) and Luis Gadea (Supervising Producer, “Bugs Bunny Builders”). 

Moderated by Jen Hurler

Friday, June 3rd, 10:00AM (PST – Los Angeles)

Open to the Public | Streaming Online

Featuring Christine Benitez (SVP Multicultural Marketing and Brand, Paramount Pictures)

Moderated by Bryan Dimas (Co-Director, LatinX in Animation)

Friday, June 3rd, 11:00AM (PST – Los Angeles)

Open to the Public | Streaming Online

Featuring Octavio E. Rodriguez (Head of Story, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse)

Moderated by Dani Fernandez (Writer, Actress, and Comedian)

Cafecito with Netflix Animation

Friday, June 3rd, 12:00PM (PST – Los Angeles)

Open to the Public | Streaming Online

Featuring Karissa Valencia (Creator/Showrunner, “Spirit Rangers”, Laughing Wild/Netflix Animation)

Moderated by Ian Skorodin (CEO, Barcid Foundation; Director of Strategy, Native American Media Alliance)

Friday, June 3rd, 1:00PM (PST – Los Angeles)

Open to the Public | Streaming Online

Featuring Rafael Chaidez (Producer, “Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur”), Janelle Martinez (Production Supervisor, “Firebuds”), Melinda Carrillo (Associate Producer, “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery”)

Moderated by Ingrid Tous Tovar (Manager, Development, Disney Jr)

Cafecito with HBO Max X WBD Access Animated Shorts Program

Friday, June 3rd, 2:00PM (PST – Los Angeles)

Open to the Public | Streaming Online

Featuring Aaron Davidson (Sr. Director, Original Programming, HBO Max)

Moderated by Bryan Dimas (Co-Director, LatinX in Animation)

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

Streaming Online via Eventive Only

Featuring Alê Abreu (Writer & Director, Perlimps), Ernesto Soto Canny (Executive Producer, Perlimps), Viviane Guimarães (Director’s Assistant, Perlimps)

Moderated by Pedro Eboli (Animation Showrunner & Producer)

Friday, June 3rd, 4:00PM (PST – Los Angeles)

Open to the Public | Streaming Online

Featuring Gita Rebbapragada (Chief Marketing Officer, Crunchyroll), Andre de Abreu (Sr. Director of International Business Operations, Crunchyroll), and Josellie Rios (Senior Marketing Manager for LATAM, Crunchyroll)

Moderated by Angela M. Sánchez

Friday, June 3rd, 5:00PM (PST – Los Angeles)

Open to the Public | Streaming Online

Featuring Vivienne Medrano (Creator, “Hazbin Hotel”)

Moderated by Kate Sánchez (But Why Tho? Podcast)

Friday, June 3rd, 6:00PM (PST – Los Angeles)

Open to the Public | Streaming Online

Featuring Renato Dos Anjos (Head of Animation, Encanto) , Kira Lehtomaki (Head of Animation, Encanto), Kaity Martinez (Assistant Choreographer, Encanto)

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

LALIFF and LXiA are excited to announce virtual Portfolio Reviews with the following participating studios: Cartoon Network Studios, Disney Television Animation, DreamWorks Animation, Netflix, Nickelodeon Animation, Sony Pictures Animation, and Warner Bros. Animation.

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