Animation Is Film is a killer animation festival in Los Angeles. It’s a fest that is screening some the best animated films you will see all year, plus it’s having a ton of special events and talks. The festival is so good that I am trying to arrange to do coverage of the festival from a distance.
The festival is geared toward showing that animation just a means of telling important stories. For example the film JOSEP is a look a concentration camp during the Spanish Civil War. The almost certain to be Oscar nominated FLEE is about trying to get out of Syria. These are not the sort of thing that most people think of when they think of animated films but Animation Is Film. wants to correct that.
Of course the festival is showing more family orients which explains RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON and THE MICHELLS VS THE MACHINES.
This is great stuff and if you want to see some of the best films (animated or not) of the year you need to go to the festival. And I know the festival is running some of the best films of the year because I’ve seen a number of them. If you want a heads up on what great films to see click on the links:
Do yourself a favor- Go buy some tickets. For more information and tickets go here