Viewseum: Khorvash “Coline” Khayati

Posted by on Oct 1, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Viewseum: Khorvash “Coline” Khayati

Khorvash Khayati, who goes by the name Coline, started to make comics, graphic novels and design dresses when she was only five years old!  By the time she was 12, Coline considered animation as a passionate career for a life.  In 2010, Coline joined the Hoorakhsh Animation Studios, one of the largest animation production studios in Iran.  She […]

The Viewseum is Open

Posted by on May 25, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments
The Viewseum is Open

ASIFA East – Call for Submissions The Viewseum is a periodic column started by Emmett Goodman that briefly introduces a member of our chapter to the world.  We would like to highlight a specific new film, animator, graduate or studio!  You must be a paid member to apply!  If you would like to recommend someone (or […]

“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

Posted by on Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

The Virtual Reality Junior Experience

Posted by on Mar 8, 2018 in Member Perks, Uncategorized | No Comments
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 […]