Film Festival Entry Info and Upcoming Jury Screenings

2015 ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival

ASIFA-East is currently accepting entries for the 2015 ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival until February 27th, 2015. Awards will be given out across a variety of categories and craft from Student, Commissioned, and Independent entries to excellence in writing, design, and animation.  Please visit to learn more about submission requirements and screening information.

Judging begins March 17, 2015! All current ASIFA-East members are eligible and strongly encouraged to participate in our juror screenings. Now is the time to become a member and participate in selecting our 2015 Award Winners!! To view all our membership perks, please visit Our Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 17th, 2015. Details TBA. For questions regarding submissions, please see our FAQ page or email us at


Jury Screening Nights

Tuesday, March 17, 2015: SVA: 3rd Floor Amphitheater. Ballot pickup begins at 6:30pm. Screening 7pm sharp.
Thursday, March 19, 2015: SVA: 3rd Floor Amphitheater. Ballot pickup begins at 6:30pm. Screening 7pm sharp.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015: SVA: Room 502. Ballot pickup begins at 7pm. Screening 7:30pm sharp.
Thursday, March 26, 2015: SVA: 3rd Floor Amphitheater. Ballot pickup begins at 6:30pm. Screening 7pm sharp.

Please stay tuned to this website for updates on which categories will be screened each night. Update is expected once entry deadline is met.

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) is located at 209 East 23 Street, New York, NY. Members should arrive 30 minutes ahead to sign in to get a ballot. Screenings begin on time. Admission is free but only up to date members may vote. New members/renewals accepted at each event or visit and bring your PayPal receipt to the screenings.

Awards Ceremony

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Please join ASIFA-East for our 2015 Animation Festival Awards Ceremony! Awards will be presented, bashful thank you’s recorded, and a lively reception will follow.

Please stay tuned for more details on time and place.

The Awards Ceremony and Reception afterwards are free and open to the public. We would appreciate the donation of $5 from non-members to help us continue serving the animation community in New York area and beyond.

Debuting in 1969, the ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival is one of the longest running festivals of its kind. The festival is a unique showcase for the most groundbreaking independent and commercial animation being produced in the industry today. Every February, entries are submitted and judged during special jury screenings in March. Only current ASIFA-East members are permitted to vote for the winning films. The votes are sealed and tallied by an independent accountant and announced at a special awards ceremony in the Spring.

To learn more about the festival, please read our former President David B. Levy’s article, a wonderfully informative, behind the scenes look at ASIFA-East.