ASIFA-East 51st Annual Animation Awards Ceremony

ASIFA-East 51st Annual Animation Awards Ceremony

You’re invited to ASIFA-East’s 51st Annual Animation Awards Ceremony!  Join us for our animation celebration on Sunday, May 23rd at 6:00pm EST.  This year, our show will be held virtually, although we can’t wait to see you all again in person real soon!  Please stay tooned for event registration details as well as information on our […]

Best of Ottawa 2020

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Best of Ottawa 2020

Coming March 15th, The Best of Ottawa touring program showcases audience favourites and award winners from the 2020 Ottawa International Animation Festival competition. Brought to you by ASIFA-East in partnership with the OIAF, please check your membership email newsletter for exclusive discount codes on tickets! ● Screening dates: March 15 – 26, 2021 ● Rental […]

The 51st ASIFA-East Animation Festival!

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The 51st ASIFA-East Animation Festival!

The 51st Annual ASIFA-East Jury Screenings! And we’re back!   Cut to: another edition of the ASIFA East Animation Film Festival.  It is our 51st festival, and boy is it a doozie.  We bring you 5 nights of animated short films, ready for viewing and voting!  But the strange year of 2020 is over, so we […]

International Animation Day 2020

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]