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SEEfest Presents: Animation of South East Europe @ ELAC, East Los Angeles College. FREE.

March 25 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm


East Los Angeles College, Cinema Without Borders and Southeast European Film Festival, LA, are proud to present the Southeast European Animation Day, the third edition of the annual East Los Angeles College International Animation Festival.
The goal of the ELAC International Animation Festival is to give an in-depth and entertaining introduction to contemporary international animation. Screenings of short animated films from around the world, analyses and Q&A’s with a panel of well-known animation experts, and a tribute to an international animation artist working in the U.S. animation industry are all part of the festival program.

Southeast European Animation Day will be held on Saturday, March 25th at East Los Angeles College, located at 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754. Screenings will be held in the Music Recital Hall theater (Building S2)
Free parking will be available in Structure #3 (off of Avenida Cesar Chavez) or Structure #4 (corner of Floral and Collegiate Avenues)




11:30 AM   Reception 
12:30 PM   Opening Remarks by Mike Libonati, Head of Animation Department at ELAC, Bijan Tehrani, Editor in Chief of Cinema Without Borders and director of the festival and Vera Mijojlic, founder and president of Southeast European Film Festival, LA. 
1:00 PM   Screening of Short Animated Films from Southeast European countries:
The Blood, Bulgaria, 2012, 6 minutes

Choban, Croatia, 2014, 18 minutes

The Day of the Bleeding Gums, Bulgaria, 2014, 5 minutes

Dinner for Few, Greece/US, 2014, 10 minutes

Elmando, Romania/Italy, 2014, 4 minutes

Koyaa – Flower, Slovenia, 2013, 4 minutes

The Mediterranean, Turkey, 2014, 3 minutes

Mother Beast, Hungary/Spain, 2013, 7 minutes

Rabbitland, Serbia, 2013, 7 minutes

The Vast Landscape, Croatia, 2014, 11 minutes

Vis Dubium, Serbia, 2014, 7 minutes

SUROGAT, 1961, Yugoslavia, 10 minutes, Oscar winner

FLUTTER, USA/Bulgaria, 2017, 10 minutes

2:05 PM   Panel discussion and Q & A. Mike Libonati, an animator and visual artist that runs ELAC’s animation department and panel moderator introduces the other panel members: Italian/American animator Cinzia Angelini, Animation Industry pioneer and expert Sarah Baisley, Editor in Chief of Animation Magazine Tom McLean, Vladimir Todorov, Bulgarian/American concept artist, illustrator and animator that has worked on projects such as An American Tail 2, Fivel Goes West, We’re Back, & Balto and Nouredin Zarrinkelk, Iranian/American animation director, writer, book illustrator and ex-President of ASIFA International.
2:30 PM   An update to the Making of Mila: Creating a Quality Animated Film via the World Wide Web, A presentation by Cinzia Angelini.
3:00 PM Tribute to a Legend: Life achievement Award ceremony for legendary Noureedin Zarrinkelk. 
This section starts with screening of “KELK E ZARRIN” (Golden Brush) which give a brief biography reviewing all Mr. Zarinkelk work –   Screening of animated film Bani Adam (Excellencies) – Then presenting the award and Q&A.
3:30 PM:  Closing remarks Announcing Latin American Animation Day on 2018 


Article on Cinema Without Borders


To attend please RSVP to: rsvpanim@gmail.com



March 25
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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East Los Angeles College
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754 United States