International Animation Day 2020

Posted by on Oct 14, 2020 in ASIFA Events | No Comments
International Animation Day 2020

“Spiritus Mundi: Animation the World” Premiere! A film made collaboratively by animators around the world to celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (ASIFA) Screening Date: October 28th, 2020 Correction Time: 9:00 AM EDT Location: IADASIFA.net Each year on October 28th, ASIFA celebrates the birth of animation recognized as the first public […]

Viewseum: Khorvash “Coline” Khayati

Posted by on Oct 1, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Viewseum: Khorvash “Coline” Khayati

Khorvash Khayati, who goes by the name Coline, started to make comics, graphic novels and design dresses when she was only five years old!  By the time she was 12, Coline considered animation as a passionate career for a life.  In 2010, Coline joined the Hoorakhsh Animation Studios, one of the largest animation production studios in Iran.  She […]

Viewseum: Doug Vitarelli

Posted by on Sep 11, 2020 in Viewseum | No Comments
Viewseum: Doug Vitarelli

Doug Vitarelli has worked over 20 years as a 3D artist in NYC.  “Lives uptown, works downtown,” is his motto!  Doug is an animator, teacher, small business owner and designer.  Starting in 1987 with Michael Sporn, he then moved into 3D computer animation.  Doug first heard about ASIFA-East while he was studying film/animation at RISD (1988).  He then received his masters in experimental […]

Viewseum: Katrina Villarreal

Posted by on Jun 11, 2020 in Viewseum | No Comments
Viewseum: Katrina Villarreal

Free Spirit is a stop-motion animated short film, directed by Katrina Villarreal. Thematically, the short tackles some very dark and cerebral emotions, such as depression, isolation, disconnection, and suicide.  M for Mature. Using plastic dolls, Free Spirit shows a young woman driven to suicide after a traumatic experience in which she catches her lover cheating […]

The Viewseum is Open

Posted by on May 25, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments
The Viewseum is Open

ASIFA East – Call for Submissions The Viewseum is a periodic column started by Emmett Goodman that briefly introduces a member of our chapter to the world.  We would like to highlight a specific new film, animator, graduate or studio!  You must be a paid member to apply!  If you would like to recommend someone (or […]

ASIFA East Festival Updates

ASIFA East Festival Updates

Hello, this is Tristian Goik, the new president of ASIFA-East.  Our annual animation film festival has been postponed due to the COVID-19 epidemic and “New York on PAUSE.”  This is our safest course of action, due to the dramatic disruption in our lives.  Many people face new struggles: learning how to work from home, registering […]

ASIFA-East Festival Voting Postponed!

ASIFA-East Festival Voting Postponed!

Update: Tue. March 10th,   To all our filmmakers and festival viewers,   We have just received word that the School of Visual Arts has decided to cancel their amphitheatre events until further notice. We feel that this is a responsible and proactive decision, during New York’s current health crisis.   ASIFA regrets to postpone […]

NYU Seeks Assistant Arts Professor in Animation

Posted by on Oct 16, 2019 in Feature Articles, Job Board | No Comments
NYU Seeks Assistant Arts Professor in Animation

NYU has an opportunity that will interest experienced ASIFA–East animators and educators. Their announcement follows: The Kanbar Institute’s Undergraduate Film & Television Department at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts seeks to fill a full-time position on the (non-tenure) Assistant Arts Professor track in Animation to begin in September 2020. Qualifications: Animator with solid professional […]

“Coaster” A Creative Ride

“Coaster” A Creative Ride

Every once in a while, two animators will form a strong connection, like two unbonded hydrogen molecules.  The story of Coaster (2019) is the story of Amos Sussigan and Dan Lund, two artists with major studio credits that formed a creative partnership.  In our first event of the year, ASIFA East had the chance to […]

SVA After School Special 2019

Posted by on Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
SVA After School Special 2019

After School Special 2019: SVA’s Alumni Film & Animation Festival Wednesday, September 18, 2019 –  Sunday, September 22, 2019 Featuring some of School of Visual Arts’ most accomplished film, television, animation, and visual effects alumni, this multi-day festival will include screenings, premieres of new work, and behind-the-scenes looks at cinema & television hits and classics, and […]