LXIA IN THE NEWS
OIAF 2021 Drops Official Trailer and New Program Highlights
OIAF 21 runs online September 22 – October 3 featuring the most popular events of the live festival, including the Official Competition and Panorama screenings showcasing the best new animated films from around the world. Participants can take part in a wide-range of artist and industry talks, meet with animation schools and recruiters, and just hang-out with some of the world’s best animators. InGenius Jr Day for Families will return, along with free events for high school students. The event will extend its dates, giving participants two full weeks to take in all the content at home.
Netflix Launches Animation Mentorship Program For Underrepresented Communities
Netflix Animation Foundations Program launches in September with a first intake of artists, who come from the Latinx and neurodiverse communities. Each will be paired with a mentor.
LALIFF & LatinX in Animation Reveal Shorts Program Presented by Cartoon Cartoons
he Latino Film Institute, the 20th Edition of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF), will welcome its first-ever Animation Day on Friday, June 4. This unique industry day has a packed line-up of exclusive premieres, panel discussions, an animated shorts contest, and master classes. Organizing the event is one of Latino Film Institute’s signature programs, LatinX in Animation (LXiA).
Latinx in Animation Sets Inaugural LALIFF Animation Day for 2021
LatinX in Animation (LXiA) is excited to announce its first-ever Animation Day as part of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival‘s 20th edition. Co-founded in 1997 by actor, director and producer Edward James Olmos, LALIFF is a high-profile event that showcases the talents and perspectives of Latinx filmmakers from all over the world.
L.A Latino International Film Festival Announces Full Slate — Film News in Brief
The full lineup for this year’s Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) has been released. The festival is set to take place June 2 – 6 with both in-person and virtual screenings.
Women in Animation Spotlights Women of Color for 2021 Mentorship Program
The Women in Animation (WIA) 2021 spring mentorship program will be taking applications starting March 31, with a special focus on mentoring women of color through its Mentor Circles series. In a new development, the WIA mentorship program is collaborating for the first time with Black N’Animated, LatinX in Animation, and Rise Up Animation to directly advance career opportunities for women of color in the animation industry.
This Festival isn’t Letting Coronavirus Stop It From Showcasing Latino Films
At least one Los Angeles film festival isn’t letting a global pandemic prevent it from showcasing the work of Latino artists. Instead, it’s going virtual. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival announced LALIFF Connect. The free, online festival will allow quarantined viewers to stream feature films, shorts, episodics, masterclasses and live music on LALIFF’s website.
De Marvel Studios A Educar A Latinos En Animación
Magdiela creó LatinX in Animation, la rama de animación del Instituto de Cine Latino de Los Ángeles, para promover la diversidad en la industria del entretenimiento y de animación. Actualmente está trabajando para implementar un plan de estudios para 2020 en las escuelas, e incorporar habilidades de animación y capacitación a una edad temprana. También está enseñando a jóvenes profesionales sobre cómo valorar su trabajo y negociar al momento de buscar trabajo. Ella es supervisora de producción de la primera serie animada de Marvel Studios, ¿What If?, anunciada recientemente en Comic Con y programada para salir en 2021. Conoce la historia de Magdiela Hermida Duhamel.
SXSW: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters And Filmmaker Erin Lee Carr Added As Keynotes
Latino Film Institute: Pipeline, Platform & Launch (Film & TV Industry): A conversation about the ideas and programs that LFI have placed into action to address the lack of representation in Hollywood and focus on the next generation of content creators, featuring Director of Research and Civic Engagement for the Division of Social Sciences at UCLA Dr. Ana-Christina Ramón; actor-producer and humanitarian Edward James Olmos; Founder & Co-Program Manager of LatinX in Animation Magdiela Hermida Duhamel; and writer and Latino Film Institute executive director Rafael Agustin.
Featured Session: Latino Film Institute: Pipeline, Platform & Launch
How do you close the achievement and opportunity gap for minorities in the entertainment industry? This panel lead by leaders from the Latino Film Institute will discuss the ideas and programs that LFI have placed into action to address the lack of representation in Hollywood and focus on the next generation of content creators.
Through its Signature Programs that include the LA Latino International Film Festival, Youth Cinema Project, and LatinX in Animation, LFI is increasing the number of artists from emerging communities and shaping the entertainment industry’s multicultural future. LFI’s Signature Programs develop, empower, and support students, artists, creators, and executives through pathways and platforms for the expression and appreciation of their work.
‘The Book of Life’ Director Jorge Gutierrez Calls Netflix ‘Seis Manos’ “The ‘Citizen Kane’ of Mexican Anime”
The cast and crew of Netflix’s upcoming animated series Seis manos couldn’t have asked for a better logling following a sneak peek of the show’s first two episodes. None other than Jorge Gutierrez — he of The Book of Life fame — called it “The Citizen Kane of Mexican animé.” At a Los Angeles screening hosted by VIZ Media and Latinx in Animation, the famed animator was plenty effusive: “I loved it. I thought it was incredible. I think what you guys did was so brave and funny and subversive, and it’s just packed with heart.”
A New Organization, LatinX in Animation, Expands Access For Underrepresented Artists
Established in 2018, LatinX in Animation is an organization created to bring together Latinx professionals already working in the industry and emerging talents seeking to start their careers.
Latinx is the focus of reinvigorated Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival
For 2019, LALIFF is adding an animation master class to tap into a medium where Latinx creators are gaining prominence, and it’s focusing its sights on Latinx works, those conceived by U.S.-born or -raised artists with Latin American roots.
Meet Magdiela Hermida Duhamel of Latinx In Animation in Glendale
I wanted to meet more people like me that were as passionate about creating cartoons as I was! I took it upon myself to start the process of creating a community within my animation studio during lunch breaks. The word got out, and soon after, with the help of my friend and co-founder, Bryan Dimas, we grew and started expanding to other studios.