Los Angeles Animation Festival screened two rounds of selected animated shorts this Saturday, ahead of the third round and awards show this Sunday. 30 films of various animated media from around the world were shown, and fifteen more are slated. Check out the featured animated shorts of Day 1 at LAAF 2018:
A psychedelic music video featuring gelatinous liquidity reminiscent of Studio Ghibli.
Happy Foot vs. Sad Foot, by Mike Hollingsworth
Originally inspired by the Happy Foot/Sad Foot sign in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, this animated music video plays with lucky vs unlucky, color vs non-color, and how there’s always that dude who just gets everything.
Emulate – Okay Kaya, by Daniel Zvereff
Also a music video, this short plays with 2D stop-motion.
A Google Doodle stop-motion film celebrating everyone’s favorite neighbor, Mr. Rogers.
Telling People You’re Native, by Joey Clift
The full title of this short is Telling People You’re Native American When You’re Not Native Is A Lot Like Telling A Bear You’re A Bear When You’re Not A Bear, and that tells you plenty about this amusing film.
Also begun as an exploratory work, this short plays with character design of the more horrific variety, though slightly amusing.
That rounds up the LAAF so far! The third round of short films screens today, Dec 3rd, and the awards show is tonight. Following along here on our website, on our Instagram, and our Twitter for festival and awards updates.
Kajsa is a writer from foggy San Francisco, who lived briefly in sunny LA, only to end up in rainy Portland, OR. She spends most of her time writing, binge-watching animated movies, and working in web design. With a soft spot for stop-motion, her favorite films are Coraline, Castle In The Sky, and The Thief and the Cobbler (Recobbled). You can find her on Twitter, or Pinterest, and most other social media @TheKajsaRain, or at Disneyland.