Festival Submissions Open!
ASIFA-East is accepting entries for The 52nd ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival!
Awards will be given out across a variety of categories from Student, Experimental, Commissioned, Music Video and Independent entries, as well as crafts of excellence in writing, design, and animation. All films are due by the final deadline of February 14, 2022, but submit now through Jan 31st to get a discount on your entry fee. Please visit www.asifaeast.com/festival/ to learn more about submission requirements and screening information.
Jury screenings will be held in March, with an Awards Ceremony in May. These events may be virtual. All current ASIFA-East members are eligible and strongly encouraged to participate in the juror screenings.
Final Deadline is February 14, 2022
PLEASE BE ADVISED: We are only accepting entries from North America.
Debuting in 1969, the ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival is one of the longest running festivals of its kind. The festival is a unique showcase for the most groundbreaking independent and commercial animation being produced in the industry today. Every February, entries are submitted and judged during special jury screenings* in March. Only current ASIFA-East members are permitted to vote for the winning films. The votes will be tallied by digital ballot, and announced at a special awards ceremony in the spring. The exciting evening continues with a lively reception*, where award winners, members of the industry, and animation enthusiasts can meet one another, enjoy a few refreshments, and network.
*may be virtual
ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d’ Animation) was formed in 1960 by an international group of animators to coordinate and increase worldwide visibility of animated film. ASIFA’s membership includes animation professionals and fans from more than 50 countries. ASIFA sponsors animation festivals in Annecy and Ottawa.
ASIFA-East is the Eastern U.S. chapter of ASIFA, based in New York City. ASIFA-East hosts screenings of animated films along with other events of interest to those in the East Coast animation community, as well as fans of the medium.