Monthly Film Festival

April 17, 2021 11:00am PDT - 09:00pm PDT

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Industry Delegates

Alison Mann

Alison Mann

Sony Pictures Animation

Shane Riley

Shane Riley

Cinetic Media

Rodney Uhler

Rodney Uhler

GKIDS

Emily Hart

Emily Hart

Disney Television Animation

Christine Pham

Christine Pham

NBC Universal

Marie Zeniter

Marie Zeniter

Magnolia Pictures

Davina Hefflin

Davina Hefflin

Verve

Nacho Casares

Nacho Casares

Huevocartoon

Speakers/Panelists

Dayna Lynne North

Dayna Lynne North

TV Writer/Producer

Matt Shakman

Matt Shakman

Director


NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) hosts an exciting day of virtual screenings and Q&As, featuring InFocus: International Animation, a program of exciting animated work from all around the world, along with an electrifying and thought-provoking line-up of feature films.

The day begins with Playland USA, a fresh and fascinating look at US culture through the eyes of German experimental documentary filmmaker Benjamin Schindler, who calls this vivid and impressionistic work “ a journey into the post-truth era.”

Next, InFocus: International Animation, a slate of animated films and stories from China, Taiwan, Japan, Russia, France, Canada and the UK, representing a range of animation styles and storytelling visions, showing animation to be a powerful medium for tackling topics ranging from childhood tales to cultural identity to social inequality.

The afternoon continues with Pacarrete, the award-winning feature film debut of writer-director Allan Deberton, which takes us into the life of a mesmerizing and determined retiree in the small Brazilian town of Russas.

The evening concludes with iGilbert, the directorial debut of actor Adrian Martinez, who plays an isolated man looking for connection in a simultaneously classic and strikingly modern portrayal of the messy search for connection.

All filmmakers are welcome and encouraged to submit their projects which will be considered for all upcoming NFMLA Festivals, regardless of the InFocus programming, which celebrates diversity, inclusion and region. NFMLA showcases films by filmmakers of all backgrounds throughout the year.

Schedule Details

Program #1: Playland USA
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Suggested Screening Time
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Audience Q&A

Program #2: International Animation
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM – Suggested Screening Time
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM – Audience Q&A

Program #3: Pacarette
3:45 PM – 5:30 PM – Suggested Screening Time
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Audience Q&A

Program #4: iGilbert
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Suggested Screening Time
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Audience Q&A

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