Schedule

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20

US Premiere, Director Q&A

EVENT SOLD OUT
The Breadwinner

Friday, October 20, 7pm
North American Premiere

Fireworks

Friday, October 20, 9:30pm

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21

Special Event

Three Snow Whites

Saturday, October 21, 1:30pm
SURREAL STUDIO SHORTS FROM THE 1930s

Outlandish Lands

Saturday, October 21, 11am
FREE EVENT!

Google VR Lounge

Saturday, Oct 21, 12pm-6pm
US Premiere, Director Q&A

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

Saturday, October 21, 1:30pm
North American Premiere, Director Q&A

Zombillenium

Saturday, October 21, 4:15pm
West Coast Premiere, Directors Q&A

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

Saturday, October 21, 4:15pm
West Coast Premiere, Director Q&A

Mutafukaz

Saturday, October 21, 7pm
World Premiere, Director Q&A

Virus Tropical

Saturday, October 21, 7pm
Special Event

Mind Game

Saturday, October 21, 9:30pm

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22

Special Event, Filmmaker Q&A

Disney • Pixar’s The Incredibles

Sunday, October 22, 11am
World Premiere

Big Fish and Begonia

Sunday, October 22, 11am
FREE EVENT!

Google VR Lounge

Sunday, Oct 22, 12pm-6pm
Special Event, Filmmaker Q&A

The LEGO Batman Movie

Sunday, October 22, 2:15pm
US Premiere

Lu Over the Wall

Sunday, October 22, 2:15pm
North American Premiere, Director Q&A

Tehran Taboo

Sunday, October 22, 5:15pm
Women in Animation Short Film Program

Songs of Love and Death

Sunday, October 22, 8pm
North American Premiere, Director Q&A

EVENT SOLD OUT
Mary and The Witch’s Flower

Sunday, October 22, 5:15pm
US Premiere

Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

Sunday, October 22, 8pm

Partners & Sponsors

Jury

Allison Abbate

Allison Abbate is an executive vice president at Warner Animation Group. Prior to assuming her post at WAG, Abbate was an executive producer on the global blockbuster The LEGO® Movie, and a producer on Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie and Corpse Bride, Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Brad Bird’s Iron Giant.

Bonnie Arnold

A leading force in imaginative storytelling, Bonnie Arnold is a prolific film producer whose work spans myriad genres, and appeals to multiple generations. Bonnie is a Golden Globe winner, and an Academy Award® nominee.

Brenda Chapman

Brenda Chapman started her career as a story artist at Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1987 where she was the story supervisor on The Lion King, for which she won the Annie Award. Chapman has helped to develop and consult on films for several studios over many years which include not only Disney, DreamWorks and Pixar, but also Universal, Sony, Lucasfilm and Fox.

Peter Debruge

Peter Debruge is Variety’s Chief International Film Critic. He first joined the Variety team in 2005 as a features editor, compiling the magazine’s annual 10 Actors, Directors and Screenwriters to Watch lists as well as overseeing a range of special editorial sections, including those tied to the magazine’s philanthropy-driven Power of Youth and Power of Comedy events.

Carolyn Giardina

Carolyn Giardina is Tech Editor at The Hollywood Reporter and writes its Behind the Screen blog. In 2015, Carolyn was presented American Cinema Editors’ Robert Wise Award, which recognizes a journalist for contributions to film editing. She was the 2011 recipient of the International Cinematographers Guild’s Technicolor William A. Fraker Award for journalistic contributions to cinematography.

Jorge R. Gutiérrez

Jorge R. Gutiérrez is a painter, writer and director born in Mexico City and raised in Tijuana. Gutierrez has completed various films, cartoons, and paintings exploring his love of Mexican pop and folk culture.

Charles Solomon

An internationally respected critic and historian of animation, Charles Solomon has written on the subject for the New York Times, Newsweek (Japan), Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times, The International Herald Tribune, Variety, the Manchester Guardian, and National Public Radio.

Mabel Tam

Mabel Tam is VP/Head Film Buyer of LANDMARK THEATRES. Landmark Theatres is the nation’s largest theatre chain dedicated to exhibiting and marketing independent film. A 16 year veteran of the entertainment industry, she is a graduate of UCLA and resides in LA with her family.

Anne Thompson

Born and raised in New York, IndieWire Editor at Large Anne Thompson has been a contributor to the New York Times, Washington Post, The Observer, and Wired. She has served as film columnist at Variety and deputy editor of Variety.com. Anne was the Deputy Film Editor at The Hollywood Reporter, the West Coast Editor of Premiere, a Senior Writer at Entertainment Weekly, and West Coast Editor for Film Comment.