ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio announced that Mari Okada’s debut film Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms and Naoko Yamada’s Liz and the Blue Bird will be screened at the 14th annual LA Femme International Film Festival. The festival is set to take place from October 11th-14th at 1000 W. Olympic Blvd. in Los Angeles, California. 

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms is set to screen on Friday, October 12 at 6PM while Liz and the Blue Bird is scheduled for screening on Sunday, October 14th at 12PM at the Regal Theater Stadium.

“We could not be prouder to have these two incredibly powerful titles screen at the LA Femme. Director Mari Okada and director Naoko Yamada are incredible women whose work continues to shape the anime industry. We are honored to be bringing the films to this festival and to the broader North American audience,” says Ko Mori, President and CEO of ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio.

Liz and the Blue Bird

The LA Femme International Film Festival is an event that celebrates women filmmakers and works by women, for everyone. 

If you’re going to be in the Los Angeles area and wish to attend, tickets can be purchased at the following link: http://www.lafemme.org/tickets/

Reviews of both films are available on The Outerhaven at the following links:

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms | Liz and the Blue Bird


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Josh (or J.J. as some have come to call him), is a long-time geek culture enthusiast with a deep passion for anime, manga and Japanese culture.Josh also has a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and is a creative writer who has created original content for over 20 years! He is also the author of the original English light novel Final Hope.