We're proud to announce that LIYANA will have her world premiere at the LA Film Festival this June!
We're grateful to the programmers who have been such champions of LIYANA, and so thankful to all of our supporters over the years.
Congrats to the whole team and thank you for the sacrifices and love you put into your work on this film.
We're humbled by LAFF programmer, Stephanie Owens' comments on the film:
"Amanda and Aaron Kopp’s debut feature is an innately collaborative effort, featuring the talents of story advisor Gcina Mhlophe and animator Shofela Coker. Mhlophe eschews the bleak orphan cliché, guiding the children through narratives that are distinctly their own and that reflect the breadth of their creativity. Live action footage and charismatic interviews set the stage, while Coker’s distinctive animation brings the children’s epic tale to life."
Here's the official announcement and info on when individual tickets will go on sale.
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