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LA Animation Festival and how AN inspired it

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LA Animation Festival and how AN inspired it

Postby Charles » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:48 am

In the animation community where short term memory seems to be an ever increasing challenge to overcome, I like to make it a point of documenting how AN has helped inspire good things in this biz.

Few people and organizations have given credit where credit is due when it comes to the many very positive things that AnimationNation has done, including motivating others to move things forward in their own way for all.

In 2006, I was contacted by a fellow named Miles Flanigan. He related to me that he had read up on AN and was excited about what our movement represented. He was talking about starting a film festival and sure enough, the next year in 2007, there was the first Los Angeles Animation Festival was launched. It was the first animation film festival in LA in over 5 years.

I noticed over at CartoonBrew, there's a video wrap up of this year's LAAF, which I found on YouTube and which I'm embedding here.

But before I do, I'd like to ask that you follow these links ladies and gents, to the old AN Forums.


From January 4, 2007...

http://www.animationnation.com/cgi-bin/ ... 1;t=011987


From March 15, 2007...

http://www.animationnation.com/cgi-bin/ ... 1;t=012169


From August 31, 2007, including a follow up on October 25, 2007...

http://www.animationnation.com/ubb/ulti ... 581#000000


AN's impact on animation has been far reaching, and in ways that people may not even realize or remember.

Here's the video of this year's Los Angeles Animation Festival held last month in Hollywood. Includes footage of Miles Flanigan as well.

Congrats to everyone involved with LAAF on a successful event.

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