Richard Williams (1933–2019)

Posted by on Aug 18, 2019 in Feature Articles | No Comments
Richard Williams (1933–2019)

  An animation legend left us today.   Richard Williams (1933-2019), at age 86, lived as long as many or most of us manage—but his surrendering this life hits unusually hard and unexpectedly, likely because surrender has never been Mr. Williams’s temperament, and because his outsized fervor and incandescent immersion in his art was larger than life. […]

Queer Animation 3

Posted by on Jun 27, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Queer Animation 3

Thank you to all our filmmakers and guests, Metropolitan Bar and Miyu Studios for creating another wonderful Pride month screening!  Learn more about the films below.   Checking the Third Box Augenblick Studios – Mady G. 2018 USA Tales From Pussy Willow Kate Jessop 2016 UK I Like Girls Diane Obomsawin 2016 Canada Queer I […]

Tom Gasek – Animation at The Jilin Animation Institute

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Tom Gasek – Animation at The Jilin Animation Institute

Several years ago, I was encouraged to apply for a Fulbright Specialist grant by an animation teacher, Mila Farfan, at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. The university had applied for this grant and were interested in having me come down to Lima to teach workshops based on my stop motion book, “Frame by Frame […]

50th Annual ASIFA East Award Winners!

50th Annual ASIFA East Award Winners!

Student Film: Honorable Mention A Long Way From Home by Andy Tai and Eduardo Enriquez, School of Visual Arts A Long Way From Home by Andy Tai and Eduardo Enriquez from SVA Computer Art on Vimeo.   Student Film: Honorable Mention   Snowdrifters by Kathleen Gleeson, NYU Tisch School of the Arts     Snowdrifters – […]

50th Anniversary ASIFA video

50th Anniversary ASIFA video

Happy New Year!  Did you know that in 2019, ASIFA East will have it’s FIFTIETH film festival?  To celebrate the big 5-0, we want to hear your stories, and share them in a short video at this year’s awards show.  We are looking for: – photos of your favorite ASIFA-East events, past and present! – […]

Call for Queer Film 2019

Posted by on Jan 10, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Call for Queer Film 2019

Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders, Queers, Asexuals, Intersex, Questioning, even Demisexuals… they all make films too! It’s time for the 3rd “Queer Animation” show!    Our first show was such a success (read more), we are looking for new films to showcase at our annual screening in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and with our partner FlameCon.  Tristian Goik is putting together an […]

Isle of Dogs Masterclass with Andy Gent

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in ASIFA Events | No Comments
Isle of Dogs Masterclass with Andy Gent

When I arrived 20 minutes early to the Stop Motion Animation Masterclass with Andy Gent at Pratt Institute, every seat was already occupied by an eager animation student or professional, and more were already lining the walls. As Andy himself later emphasized, stop motion animation is definitely having a moment of popularity.   Amongst the […]

After School Special 2018: SVA’s Alumni Film & Animation Festival

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments
After School Special 2018: SVA’s Alumni Film & Animation Festival

After School Special 2018: SVA’s Alumni Film & Animation Festival Sunday, September 09, 2018 –  Sunday, September 16, 2018 Event hosted by: School of Visual Arts Reserve Tickets SVA’s 2018 Alumni Film & Animation Festival Featuring some of School of Visual Arts’ most accomplished film, television, animation, and visual effects alumni, this week-long festival will include screenings, premieres […]

Queer Animation 2018

Posted by on Jun 23, 2018 in ASIFA Events | No Comments
Queer Animation 2018

Wow our 2nd Pride month screening of Queer films was another success!  Thank you to everyone for coming, the great guys at Metropolitan Bar, our filmmakers, including the animators who were able to make it to the show Amy Xu, K Kypers, Christi Bertlesen and Kim Yaged (and anyone else I might have missed)!  An emotional […]

The 49th Annual ASIFA East Awards

Posted by on May 21, 2018 in ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival | No Comments
The 49th Annual ASIFA East Awards

Here are the winners for The 49th Annual ASIFA East Animation Awards 2018! More information and photos to come!  Best In Show OBON Andre Hörmann and Anna Bergmann – Hörmann/Vizion ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Student Films – First Place If You Fall Tisha Deb Pillai Student Films – Second Place TIE 8:00 PM Kallen […]