Guest post by Michael Sporn. This article was originally posted on the Splog.
Howard Beckerman brought a DVD of his home movies of he ASIFA East Animation Festival of 1980. (Actually, I think there are two separate years on this video. People are wearing different clothes in the latter half. However, I can’t be sure.) These are the faces of the crowd who came to those wine and cheese gatherings before the awards. Now, you have sandwiches, wine, beer and soda AFTER the awards. It’s still the place to see a large group of the animation cognoscenti in NY.
I’ve tried to identify as many people as I can and have printed out some stills to do just that. Here are some people to look for.
Here’s the silent video of the Festival celebrities. See if you can identify any of those I missed (and let us know in the comments.)