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 […]

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. […]

Experimental 1970s–80s American Animation February 2–4

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Industry Events | No Comments
Experimental 1970s–80s American Animation February 2–4

A spectacular series of five programs of iconic experimental animated films is set to unspool February 2–4 at the Quad Cinema. If you already know these films, you’ll want to enjoy the chance to see these films on the big screen—as they were meant to be seen (projected in a mix of DCP and film […]

Animation Senior Computer/Network Technician

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in Job Board | No Comments
Animation Senior Computer/Network Technician

Tisch School of the Arts at NYU is looking for an Animation Senior Computer/Network Technician. This position monitors daily 2D and 3D animation computer lab activities to ensure provision of general lab services. Set up and install hardware and specialized animation software such as Maya and Nuke in labs, classrooms and production facilities including multimedia […]

“Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure” at 40

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Feature Articles, Industry Events | No Comments
“Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure” at 40

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Richard Williams’s lavish—and in some ways landmark—feature-length animated confection Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (1977). The ambitious film, which initially received mixed reviews and tepid box office, has nonetheless been celebrated and regarded with affection by viewers who grew up with broadcasts on CBS […]

Richard Protovin Films at MoMA Nov. 24

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015 in ASIFA Events, Industry Events | No Comments

Richard Protovin (1945 – 1991) was a prolific painter, filmmaker, and, in the late 1970s, he founded the NYU Animation program that is now an important component of the NYU TSOA Kanbar film department. The Protovin Animation Award is given annually in his honor. On November 24 at 7 pm, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) […]

Cecile Starr Tribute Celebration

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015 in ASIFA Events, Feature Articles, Industry Events | No Comments
Cecile Starr Tribute Celebration

Center for Visual Music and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, will present a Cecile Starr Tribute Celebration on Thursday, October 1, 6 pm, at Lincoln Center, New York. As a writer, educator, scholar, and film distributor, Cecile Starr (1921-2014) was a tireless champion of experimental […]

Canemaker on Fantasia at MoMA, August 1

Posted by on Jul 19, 2015 in ASIFA Events, Feature Articles, Industry Events | No Comments

Our good friend, world-renowned animation historian and Oscar-winning animator John Canemaker, who has just completed a new book on Disney’s feature film Fantasia, will speak at Museum of Modern Art Saturday, August 1, in conjunction with a screening of the 1940 classic. Fantasia —even 75 years after its premiere—continues to fascinate and dazzle audiences. It was a bold experiment from […]

ASIFA International Online Magazine

Posted by on Apr 19, 2015 in International Update, Member Perks | No Comments

Dear ASIFA-East International Members: The ASIFA Magazine, I am delighted to say, has returned this season in a new online edition, again edited by the incomparable Chris Robinson, with exclusive subscription access to ASIFA International Members. (ASIFA also anticipates producing one print issue per year, to be sent via postal mail as in the past). […]

Submit Your Film to Northwest Animation Festival

Our friends at the Northwest Animation Festival have written us with the news that they are currently accepting film entries for 2015—and entry is free if you get your film in by October 1. (After October 1, there is a low entry fee of $10-$30 which can be paid online. The final deadline is December […]