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 […]

Animation Outlaws

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Animation Outlaws

“Animation Outlaws” tells the story of the festival that changed animation as we know it. With interviews from your favorite animators behind Beavis and Butthead, Wallace and Gromit, Happy Tree Friends , and many more, we hear how Spike and Mike, two hippies, cultivated a one-of-a-kind festival that launched the careers of today’s animation legends. […]

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 2: From A to Z

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Queer Animation 2: From A to Z

Celebrate Pride month with “Queer Animation 2: From A to Z”!  A sunset film screening of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders, Queers, Asexuals, Intersex, Questioning, even Demisexuals… they all make animations too!  Grab a Happy-Hour drink at the bar, find someone nice to sit with, and enjoy! Everyone is welcome at Metropolitan Bar! Visit ASIFAeast.com to learn more […]

The 47th Annual ASIFA East Awards, Special Thanks!

The 47th Annual ASIFA East Awards, Special Thanks!

  This past Sunday, ASIFA-East hosted our 47th annual animated film awards at Parsons, The New School for Design, for a lively and excited audience. The films this year were exceptional and a good number of filmmakers were in attendance to receive their prizes and praise from the local ASIFA-East community in person. Thanks again […]

Krakow: Study&Soul

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in Feature Articles, International Update | No Comments
Krakow: Study&Soul

The following is a new experiment in chronicling my recent trip to the Polish International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima.  Please click on each page to expand and read, and feel free to check out my photo album here with more captions.  You may also find a list of winners and recommended films here in this other blog […]

Etiuda&Anima: Winners, Must-See, and Hippos.

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in Feature Articles, International Update | No Comments
Etiuda&Anima: Winners, Must-See, and Hippos.

In this section of the Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival Journals, we cover the winners of the animation competition, recommendations for Americans, and a discussion of the infamous Polish animation Hipopotamy. To read more information about the what it’s like to watch 7 days of animation in Krakow, click here!  And check out a photo album of […]

LASS: Ladies Animated Shorts Screening

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Feature Articles | No Comments
LASS: Ladies Animated Shorts Screening

If you are a modern woman in the United States of America, you probably are being paid a salary that is 33% less than a man doing the same job.  If you have gotten pregnant, and you have decided you cannot or do not want to be a mother, you would have to figure out […]

43rd ASIFA-East Animation Awards Photobooth!

April 29th, 2012 43rd ASIFA-East Animation Awards Reception Photobooth