The idea for a festival germinated in my mind many, many years ago when I, Kirk Palayan, first started teaching the Computer Animation class at King. In June 2003, 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 19 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. Even with the pandemic, we have been having the festival, the 17th annual version took place virtually online at the Vista Website in June 2020!! It was hosted on this site in 2021 and youtube and had over 20 thousand views!! In 2022 we had over 80 Thousand views!!!! Plans for this years 20th Anniversary version of the festival will take place at the LOS FELIZ 3 and on Youtube again and the Vista Theatre will open right in time for its' 100 year Anniversary in the Fall of 2023!!!