Thanks to everyone who entered a film this year and to those who came out to vote. The award winners are determined exclusively by the result of the voting from members. Therefore, without you, this festival would not be possible.
Thanks to Fiddlesticks Pub for hosting our After-Party into the wee hours.
Our projectionist for the Awards Ceremony was Phil Coleman. Engineering was Ray Batista and Technical assistance was provided by Joe Carney.
Thanks to William Hohauser for editing our Festival Reel.
Thanks to Steve Zelin, The Singing CPA, for serving as our Festival CPA and tallying the votes.
Our walk around photographer was Robert Raymond.
Our Festival Co-Chairs were Masako Kanayama and Katie Cropper Klein, who do so much of the work and selflessly let the rest of us take the credit.
The 45th ASIFA-East Signal Film was created by Debra Solomon, who couldn’t be unfunny if she tried.
Our Awards Certificates were laid out beautifully by Caresse Singh with designs from the signal film.
Bob Lyons brought equipment for and edited our markerboard time lapse video!
School of Visual Arts provided our Festival Jury Screenings Venue.
And last but not least, huge gratitude to the members of the ASIFA-East Board who freely give their time and dedication all year long to put this year’s festival and awards ceremony together.
Also thank you to our volunteers for your spectacular help running the entire evening’s events: Jeremy Beck, Linda Beck, Patricia Burgess, Tristian Goik, Dayna Gonzalez, Emmett Goodman, Katie Cropper Klein, Stephen Klein, Ray Kosarin, David Langkamp, Bill Lorenzo, Bob Lyons, John Lustig, Masako Kanayama, Dan Pinto, Robert Raymond, and Caresse Singh.
Twitter handles for the 45th ASIFA-East Animation Awards are: #peggies2014 #aNYmateNY
(pictured above L2R: Masako Kanayama, Dayna Gonzalez, Linda Beck, Katie Cropper Klein. picture below: Lil Bub)