20 Years

Celebrating Academic Excellence in Entertainment

The Los Angeles Film School is proud to be an integral part of the entertainment industry for the past 20 years as one of Hollywood’s leading Entertainment Arts Schools. Our legacy lives on through the distinguished alumni who share a passion for creativity and have excelled in their chosen fields. From Oscar® nominations to GRAMMY® and Emmy® wins, our alumni continue to shape the world around us through the art of storytelling. We look forward to sharing alumni successes as they continue to help drive the future of this exciting and growing industry forward!


September 16 – 20 2019

To commemorate both our 20th anniversary and our very first Spotlight Awards, we’re hosting a week-long celebration dedicated to the film, animation, audio, music and entertainment fields that are the foundation of The Los Angeles Film School.

Students, alumni, staff and faculty are invited to participate in the on-campus events happening during F.A.M.E. Week. Attendees get access to an interactive experience filled with mentor sessions, guest panels and program workshops all week long. The celebration culminates with the Spotlight Awards ceremony at Ivar Theatre, which inaugurates the first class of inductees to The Los Angeles Film School Spotlight Academy.

Be sure to check out our live-stream page and our social media accounts for all of our exciting F.A.M.E. Week happenings!

Students can RSVP and get event location details via the connect site.


Paint Jam
Join us for Paint Jam, an improvisational live art collaboration taking place in Los Angeles. Artists from our Animation program will challenge four professional artists, with both teams fully illustrating an epic 8 x 16 ft. canvas.


Platinum Record Ceremony, Alumni, Henrique Andrade
The Los Angeles Film school will be presenting Alumni and Recording Engineer Henrique Andrade with a Platinum Album for his work on Zayn’s Mind Of Mine.
Alumni Publishing Panel and Book Signing
Panel discussion with alumni authors from diverse genres detailing their writing and publishing experiences followed by a book signing. Alumni, Rylend Grant, Khara Campbell, Julian Lara, Julian Starks and Simone Bartesaghi.
Animation Alumni Clio Award Winners Panel
Panel discussion about the making “Can You Walk The Walk?” Virtual Reality Experience and subsequent Clio Award win. Alumni, Clio Winners Greg Bolton, Chris Evans, and Louis Kaufman.
Gold Record Ceremony, Alumni, Nick Henriques
The Los Angeles Film school will be presenting Alumni Nick Henriques with a Gold Record Album for his work Loud Luxury’s single “Body” followed by a Q&A in the Main Theater.
Alumni Hitmakers Panel
A discussion with Gold and Platinum Record Alumni, Nick Henriques, Jordan George and Henrique Andrade.


Constitution Day
Join us for a celebration that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. We will have coffee and cake plus, trivia for chances to win prizes!
Selma Backlot Bash
A Selma backlot takeover with food trucks, silent disco, movies and lawn games! Play games to win prizes. Hubert’s Lemonade, Yalla’s, Dina’s Dumplings, Oaxaca On Wheels and more.
Entertainment Business Alumni Telly Award Winner Panel
Donna Loyd will lead a panel discussion about the making of PSA “Your Sight, Our Vision” and subsequent Telly Award win and Emmy nomination. Alumni, Trisha Ybarreche, Devin Banks and Leon Hogg.
Content Matters: Marketing Strategies for Entertainment Business
Clayton Guiltner will lead a panel discussion with entertainment industry professionals, Torre Catalano, Jake Bulgarino and Patrick Stephen Brown.


FAME Week Cine Gear Expo
An all-day Gear Expo featuring the latest in film, music and audio technology from companies like RED, Guitar Center, Quasar Science LLC, Roland, Cannon, Arriflex, Sony & more! Stop by and meet the professionals leading the way in the industry today! Enter to win gear and prizes.
FAME Week Animation Smash Panel and Product Display
Animation Alumni and current Disney Modeler and Digital Sculptor, Damian Szeibert will be signing some of his creations for our school. Then stop by for a talk lead by Animation Program Director Joffery Black as they discuss the world or animation today and the different job opportunities in the industry.
LAFS Screening: THE ANGEL followed by a Q&A with director and alumni, Ariel Vromen
Based on NYT bestselling book ‘The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel’ by Uri Bar-Joseph.


Platinum Record Ceremony, Spotlight Academy Inductee, Andrés F. Borda Zabala
Platinum Record Ceremony, Spotlight Academy Inductee, Andrés F. Borda Zabala
The Los Angeles Film school will be presenting Spotlight Academy Inductee, Andrés F. Borda Zabala a Platinum Album for his work on Carlos Vives’ Album “VIVES”.
AES Panelwith René Garcia, Gustavo Borner and Spotlight Academy Inductee, Andrés F. Borda Zabala
AES panel with inductee Andrés with his mentor moderated by Grammy winning Gustavo Borner. Gustavo Borner is known for his work on Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) and Watchmen (2009) who happened to have Andrés as an intern early in his career.


Spotlight Awards Student Watch Party
Come hang out, socialize and join your fellow students as we screen the Inaugural Spotlight Awards! There will be food, drinks, trivia and raffle prizes!
Spotlight Awards Alumni and Staff Watch Party
Network, socialize and join your fellow staff members as we screen the Inaugural Spotlight Awards! Food and drinks will be provided.

Spotlight Awards

F.A.M.E. Week will culminate with the Spotlight Awards Ceremony on Friday, September 20, 2019, which will honor the first class of Spotlight Academy inductees. These five alumni have had tremendous success in their fields in the entertainment industry.

This year’s inductees are Andrés F. Borda Zaba (LARS 2011), Hannah Lux Davis (Film 2006), Kyle Newacheck (Film 2004), Brandon Trost (2000), and Jordan Wilby (2004).

spotlight inductees

To learn more about each of our inductees, visit our blog here.
Students will be able to watch the ceremony via live stream at designated viewing parties on campus.