Hit the Road!

Hit the Road!

On the road, which is frequently 9th avenue, it is difficult to keep track of animation events in the city.  With one hand on my keyboard and one holding a drink, I try to allot my time on this Earth accordingly.  There’s an increase in international animation events in the city, and whether it’s attributed to personal awareness […]

ASIFA International Online Magazine

Posted by on Apr 19, 2015 in International Update, Member Perks | No Comments

Dear ASIFA-East International Members: The ASIFA Magazine, I am delighted to say, has returned this season in a new online edition, again edited by the incomparable Chris Robinson, with exclusive subscription access to ASIFA International Members. (ASIFA also anticipates producing one print issue per year, to be sent via postal mail as in the past). […]

Krakow: Study&Soul

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in Feature Articles, International Update | No Comments
Krakow: Study&Soul

The following is a new experiment in chronicling my recent trip to the Polish International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima.  Please click on each page to expand and read, and feel free to check out my photo album here with more captions.  You may also find a list of winners and recommended films here in this other blog […]

Etiuda&Anima: Winners, Must-See, and Hippos.

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in Feature Articles, International Update | No Comments
Etiuda&Anima: Winners, Must-See, and Hippos.

In this section of the Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival Journals, we cover the winners of the animation competition, recommendations for Americans, and a discussion of the infamous Polish animation Hipopotamy. To read more information about the what it’s like to watch 7 days of animation in Krakow, click here!  And check out a photo album of […]

ASIFA-East Celebrates International Animation Day with Short Films from Ireland

Posted by on Nov 2, 2014 in Feature Articles, International Update | No Comments
ASIFA-East Celebrates International Animation Day with Short Films from Ireland

International Animation Day is October 28, 2014. Each year, ASIFA calls upon a famous animator to create the poster of IAD. It is then adapted for each country in order to guarantee a worldwide view of the event. This year’s poster was created by Koji Yamamura. On October 29, 2014, ASIFA-East celebrated International Animation Day […]

Submit Your Film to Northwest Animation Festival

Our friends at the Northwest Animation Festival have written us with the news that they are currently accepting film entries for 2015—and entry is free if you get your film in by October 1. (After October 1, there is a low entry fee of $10-$30 which can be paid online. The final deadline is December […]

ASIFA Polish Animation Screening

ASIFA Polish Animation Screening

Film Program: “The Birth of a Nation” – Kamil Polak “After Apples” – Marta Pajek “Fallen Art” – Tomasz Baginski “Jam Session” – Izabela Plucinska “Refrains” – Wiola Sowa “Caracas” – Anna Blaszczyk “TV-Set” – Tomasz Siwinski “Sequence” – Robert Sowa “Milenka” – Joanna Jasinska-Koronkiewicz “Stupajkop” – Andrzej Zareba “Dokumanimo” – Malgorzata Bosek  

“Wolf Children” with director Mamoru Hosoda

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in Industry Events, International Update | 2 Comments
“Wolf Children” with director Mamoru Hosoda

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns8PWyfEz60] On Saturday March 9th, a little less than 24 hours after a romantic snowstorm, the sun shone down on the beautiful people of New York.  Many people were walking their dogs or riding their scooters up and down 23rd St by the School of Visual Arts theatre, and bravely showing off spring sweaters […]

From a Certain Point of View – The Ottawa International Animation Festival

From a Certain Point of View – The Ottawa International Animation Festival

The Bytowne Theatre – Arrugas Screening.             This is my first visit to the Ottawa International Animation Festival.  It’s been a long hard year, and I was going to thrust myself into the scene.  Many of my ASIFA-East friends have talked about going in the past, and it sounded like a fun, slightly exclusive, adventure […]

SVA presents Scribble Junkies Festival of Drawn Animation

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in Industry Events, International Update | No Comments
SVA presents Scribble Junkies Festival of Drawn Animation

The School of Visual Arts Animation Department and animators Bill Plympton and Patrick Smith invite you to the Scribble Junkies Festival of Drawn Animation. The festival will be presented August 23 at 7 pm in the SVA Theatre, 333 W. 23 Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). All are welcome! —Ray Kosarin, ASIFA-East