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‘Blanket of Phrases’ Named Prime Animated Quick at 2023 LALIFF

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The 22nd version of the Los Angeles Latino Worldwide Movie Competition (LALIFF) wrapped up on June 4, that includes 5 days of programming on the TCL Chinese language Theatre and TCL Chinese language 6 Theatres in Hollywood, CA. The lineup included function movies, quick movies, episodic works, animation, grasp courses, panels, networking periods, and musical performances. LatinX in Animation (LXiA) programming was embedded all through LALIFF, with each in-person and digital occasions. This yr’s animation program featured unique animated movie premieres, in-person panel discussions and digital espresso chats, or “cafecitos,” with animation business professionals, insightful portfolio evaluations courtesy of animation studio recruiters, premieres within the animated episodic program, in addition to a worldwide vary of expertise on the Animated Shorts Program (juried by a panel of critically acclaimed judges).

Closing the pageant, Academy Award-nominated actor Edward James Olmos, founding father of the Latino Movie Institute, introduced the 2023 LALIFF award winners.

“This yr’s LALIFF winners completely encapsulate the brilliance and variety inside our neighborhood,” stated Olmos. “I might like to precise our sincerest gratitude to the filmmakers for sharing their distinctive movies, imaginative and prescient, and expertise with us. You will have made this pageant actually exceptional.”

The Animated Shorts Program jury consisted of Natasha Kline (Creator and Govt Producer, Primos, Disney Tv Animation), Octavio Rodriguez (Director, DreamWorks Animation), and Karissa Valencia (Creator/ Showrunner, Netflix). The chosen all-around greatest animated quick shall be awarded the highest prize of Finest Animated Quick Movie, with a $2K award sponsored by Advert Astra Media, a Wacom Cintiq introduced by Wacom, and a one-year license to animation software program from Toon Increase Animation.

LALIFF 2023 Award Winners in Animation:

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Finest Animated Quick Movie Award – Introduced by LatinX in Animation (LXiA)

Blanket Of Phrases, directed by Carlos Zerpa, Jacobo Albán, and Beltrán Pérez – Colombia, Venezuela, France

  • Kevin was raised away from his dad and mom. Battle hits his village – he is violently displaced and compelled to search for the true which means of household.

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Particular Jury Award for Directing Animation

Fortunate Courageous’s Sunshine, directed by Chogrin (Joseph Sport) and Ichi (Andres Aguilar) – Ecuador

  • Someplace in area, on a desolate planet, lives a younger cowboy named Fortunate Courageous. Fortunate should go on a quest to discover a remedy to heal his ailing grandmother and most of the planet’s inhabitants, however at what price?

The 2023 LXiA Spark Animation Grant Sponsored by Netflix

The LXiA Spark Grant, sponsored by Netflix, goals to uplift the presence of Latinx animation filmmakers, drawing consideration to their distinctive concepts and views.

The Spark Animation Grant awarded $20,000 USD to a few U.S.-based Latino animation filmmakers:

  • Alec Castillo
  • Danna Galeano
  • Sandra Suarez

Supply: LALIFF

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is information editor at Animation World Community.



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