Andy Kennedy’s “Slow Wave” Wins ASIFA East Best-In-Show 2016

On Sunday May 15th, we held the 47th ASIFA East Animation Festival awards ceremony.  Congratulations to all the winners, thank you to all the contributing filmmakers, and we couldn’t have done it without all of our members.


BEST IN SHOW:  Slow WaveAndy Kennedy

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UPDATE: Photos from the event are now available!



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1st Place:  There’s Too Many of These CrowsMorgan Miller

2nd Place:  Filthy But FineArthur Metcalf

3rd Place:  The Ballad of Holland Island HouseLynn Tomlinson





1st Place: Ring Around the Mulberry BushNicholas D’Agostino, California Institute of the Arts

2nd Place: Scent of Geranium – Naghmeh Farzaneh, Rochester Institute of Technology,

3rd Place: BreatheMa-eum Ko, Hanyang University

Honourable Mentions: The Misadventures of Chubzilla – Dominik Koscinski, Elizabeth Lee, SVA; The Green Monster – Cyrus Cumming, NYU; Taking the Plunge – Elizabeth Ku-Herrero, Nicholas Manfredi, Marie Raoult, Thaddaeus Andreades, SVA



COMMISSIONED FILM Category (Under 2 min)


1st Place:  Happy Birthday Ada!Rob O’Neill, Inklings Creative, The Productive



COMMISSIONED FILM Category (Over 2 min)

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1st Place:  More StuffSimone Giampaolo, Joe Kinch, Blue Zoo Animation Studio

2nd Place:  MirrorChris Ware, John Kuramoto, The New Yorker, This American Life

3rd Place: Moonlight Storytime: The Wooly Dragon – Villamor M Cruz, JrKirsten Lepore, Bix Pix Entertainment, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt




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Best in Writing (tied):  Suffering Is the Easy PartJaime Ekkens, & BlankfillersCeleste Lai, Peyton Skyler

Best in Education:  What “Orwellian” Really MeansJeremiah Dickey, TED-ED

Best in Soundtrack:  Voyager Loïc Magar, Roman Veiga

Best in Experimental:  Little GirlSteven Subotnick

Best in Animation:  Life Line – Brian Larson

Best in Design:  Perfect HouseguestRu Kuwahata & Max Porter



and from our partner…


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WIA Best in Show:  The Ballad of Holland Island HouseLynn Tomlinson

WIA Student Film:  Sleep AwakeNora Meek

WIA “Rising Star”:  The Dream – Taylor Andrews (Parkway High School)


UPDATE: We would also like to thank Tristian Goik, John Walter Lustig, Stefie Gan, and Oscillator / Modulator for all their hard work on this year’s signal festival!





1 Comment

  1. John R. Dilworth
    May 17, 2016

    Congratulations ASIFA 2016! I admire the showcase of winners. Animation forever!