History of the Festival


The idea for a festival germinated in my mind 18 years ago when I, Kirk Palayan, first started teaching the Computer Animation class at King. After a few years, I felt I was ready to make the festival a reality. So in June 2004, Ms. Martin and I decided to have the 1st Annual Festival in the auditorium. We had three periods of animation and film presentations to over 900 students, and it was a great success. A year later, with the assistance of the phenomenal American Film Institute and some persistence, the 2nd Annual version of the festival took place at the wonderful Vista Theatre; a beautifully restored, vintage movie house in Los Feliz. With the great support of Mr. Alspaugh and the Los Feliz Improvement Association, the festival has been a great success for the last 16 years. It is very important to note that the wonderful staff at the Los Feliz 3 & Vista Theatre, really make the event memorable, and none of this would be possible without the support of Mr. Alspaugh, to which we are all indebted to, thank you Mr. Alspaugh.

The 16th Annual Animation & Film Festival

June 2, 2019, Sunday, 9:45 am till noon. Vista & Los Feliz 3-

4473 Sunset Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

1822 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027.