The 54th ASIFA-East Animation Festival

Debuting in 1969, the ASIFA-East Animation Festival is one of the longest running festivals of its kind.  Our festival is a unique showcase for the most groundbreaking independent and commercial animation being produced in the industry today. 

Every year, entries are submitted and judged during jury screenings by the members of our organization. The votes are tallied and announced at an awards ceremony in the Spring.  The exciting evening continues with a lively reception, where award winners, members of the industry, and lovers of animation can meet one another, network, and enjoy a few refreshments.

Jury Screenings

The ASIFA-East Animation Festival holds yearly jury screenings of the festival submissions, as well as virtual screenings streamed on Vimeo. Although these events are free and available to the public, only current ASIFA members are able to take part in the voting process to democratically rate and choose the festival finalists. Archived video of each program will be available for voting members, and digital ballots will be provided. We invite members to vote as they watch the films, or take notes during the program so they can fill out the survey at their leisure.

2024 Program List – Independent, Commissioned, Experimental, and Music Video Categories

  • Independent, Commissioned, Experimental, and Music Video (In-Person Event) – Tuesday, March 19th, 6:30 PM
  • Independent, Commissioned, Experimental, and Music Video (Livestream) – Thursday, March 28th, 7 PM

2024 Program List – Student Film Nights 1-3

  • Student Film Night Part #1 – Wednesday, April 10th, 7 PM
  • Student Film Night Part #2 – Thursday, April 11th, 7 PM (Video)
  • Student Film Night Part #3 – Friday, April 12th, 7 PM

Members can vote now via digital ballot! Log into the Members page for details. Join or renew your membership here to be eligible to vote on films!

Past Winners

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