ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL Thursday – May 3, 2018. 7pm.

Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm. Showcasing the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Shepsut Wilson. Tickets are FREE or PAY WHAT YOU… Continue reading ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL Thursday – May 3, 2018. 7pm.

Director BIO: Sarah Gampel (THE BUS TRIP)

Director Biography – Sarah Gampel Sarah Gampel is an independent animator from Stockholm, Sweden. She studied screenwriting in Copenhagen, as well as animation at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (SADA) and the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her films tell personal stories that often relate to specific political issues. Her work has been shown… Continue reading Director BIO: Sarah Gampel (THE BUS TRIP)

Short Film: THE BUS TRIP, 13min., Sweden, Animation

Sarah is invited to show her film in Israel as part of a film festival bus trip. She is hoping for political discussions and friendship, except the conversation stops each time she brings up the occupation of Palestine. So instead, Sarah talks to her dead dad over a noisy phone line. Project Links  Website  Facebook

Director BIO: Kris & Kurtis Theorin (MARY & MARSHA IN THE MANOR OF MADNESS)

Director Biography – Kris Theorin Kris is a director, animator, editor, and VFX artist. He has created content for several national brands including LEGO, Tube Heroes, Tongal, Zooppa, StikBot and SOAP Creative. Stop motion animation is one of his specialties but he is equally as talented creating 2D animations, live action short films and commercials.

Short Film: MARY & MARSHA IN THE MANOR OF MADNESS, 3min., USA, Animation

Sinister secrets await as Mary helps her girlfriend Marsha escape from her parent’s gothic mansion one dark and eldritch night. This hand drawn and digitally animated ‘one shot’ film takes us on a Lovecraftian escapade through the Manor of Madness. Our goal with this film was to combine the creeping horror of H.P. Lovecraft with… Continue reading Short Film: MARY & MARSHA IN THE MANOR OF MADNESS, 3min., USA, Animation

Director BIO: Brian Giovanni (WHEN COMES THE RAIN)

Director Biography – Brian Giovanni Brian Giovanni is an independent animator based in Los Angeles. His work has been showcased internationally through the LoopDeLoop animation community, and he was named LA Winner in 2016 at one of their showcases. He has also trained under indie-animation legend Bill Plympton, and studies regularly at the Animation Guild in… Continue reading Director BIO: Brian Giovanni (WHEN COMES THE RAIN)

Director BIO: Michele Haines (SAM THE HAM)

Director Biography – Michele Haines Michèle Haines is a Los Angeles based Voice Actor who found the voice of Sam the Ham through improvising some animal character ideas for a toy company. Michèle then accidentally discovered her animator while searching her brother’s name on the internet. The visual work of David Haines (they think no relation)… Continue reading Director BIO: Michele Haines (SAM THE HAM)

February 2018 FAMILY Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Originally posted on FESTIVAL for FAMILY:
Submit your Family Film or Screenplay to the Festival: FAMILY Best Scene Screenplay – CHRISTMAS WINGSFebruary 2018 Readingby Lily Rose LGBT FEATURE Screenplay – LOVE IS FREE WILLFebruary 2018 Readingby Amanda Samaroo DRAMA FEATURE Screenplay – THE DISPLACEDFebruary 2018 Readingby Manzo Scruggs MADEIRA, 14min., USA, Drama WATCH Audience FEEDBACK…