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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

Queer Animation: From A to Z

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in ASIFA Events | No Comments
Queer Animation: From A to Z

Thank you everyone for coming out!  Last night was the first “Queer Animation” screening, showcasing LGBTQ+ films “from A to Z.”   Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders, Queers, Asexuals, Intersex, Questioning, even Demisexuals… they all make films too!  Celebrate Pride month with “Queer Animation: From A to Z”!   A selection of short films from the […]

Boom Snap Clap, Animation from Norway

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in ASIFA Events | No Comments
Boom Snap Clap, Animation from Norway

“Odd is an Egg” and Whoopi Goldberg at the TriBeCa Film Festival One does not simply walk into the TriBeCa Film Festival, as I found out approaching the School of Visual Arts theatre in Manhattan on April 22nd, 2017.  A bustling crowd stood around a pop-up red carpet and lines stretched down the block. “Well, […]

The 48th Annual ASIFA East Awards, Special Thanks!

The 48th Annual ASIFA East Awards, Special Thanks!

On Sunday, May 21st, ASIFA East hosted our 48th annual animated film awards at Parsons, The New School for Design, for a lively and excited audience. The films this year were exceptional and many of the filmmakers were in attendance to receive their prizes and praise in person from the local ASIFA East community. Thanks […]

ASIFA-East Awards Show 2017

ASIFA-East Awards Show 2017

Stop working and come to the 48th Annual ASIFA East Animation Awards Ceremony! Awards will be presented, bashful thank you’s recorded, winning films screened, and a lively reception will follow. This event is organized by ASIFA East in collaboration with New School’s Parson’s School of Art Media and Technology.   Sunday May 21st, 2017 Tishman […]

Michael Sporn Tribute Reel

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in ASIFA Events | No Comments
Michael Sporn Tribute Reel

Article by Masako Kanayama On March 2, 2015, The School of Visual Arts and ASIFA-East co-hosted an evening to honor the late Michael Sporn on the first anniversary of his passing.  On the third anniversary this year, we are very pleased to finally present the tribute reel screened at the event.       We […]

Kubo and the Two Strings with Director Knight

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in ASIFA Events | No Comments
Kubo and the Two Strings with Director Knight

by David Howard On Wednesday, August 17th, ASIFA-East members were invited to a screening of Laika’s latest stop-motion masterpiece, Kubo and the Two Strings. After the film, audience members took part in a Q & A with director and CEO of Laika, Travis Knight. Here are some notes taken from that night to give you […]