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

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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

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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 […]

Richard Williams (1933–2019)

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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

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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

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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! – […]