ASIFA-East 51st Annual Animation Awards Ceremony

ASIFA-East 51st Annual Animation Awards Ceremony

You’re invited to ASIFA East’s 51st Animation Awards Ceremony!  Join us for our animation celebration on Sunday, May 23rd at 6:00pm EST.  Please RSVP here for free tickets! This year our show will be held virtually, although we can’t wait to see you all again in person real soon!   Awards will be presented for best […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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. […]

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! – […]

The Virtual Reality Junior Experience

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The Virtual Reality Junior Experience

“Emotion, is the greatest special effect… it’s free and hard to do.” At least that’s what Jorge Gutiérrez says, the director of Son of Jaguar, a new Virtual Reality short for Google Spotlight Story. The character designer, a Golden Globe nominee for The Book of Life, was one of several animators on hand to discuss […]