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  • Dirty Morning Cartoons

    “Salt… I feel like you should eat less salt,” Leah said as she caressed my hand, underneath a towel in the heat of a Brooklyn summer night.  We were at Dirty Morning Cartoons presented by Cartuna on Friday Aug 5th, 2016, as part of the Brooklyn Fire Proof Summer Series.  I had just arrived in the ba …

  • Kubo and the Two Strings with Director Knight

    by David Howard On Wednesday, August 17th, ASIFA-East members were invited to a screening of Laika’s latest stop-motion masterpiece, Kubo and the Two Strings. After the film, audience members took part in a Q & A with director and CEO of Laika, Travis Knight. Here are some notes taken from that …

  • LAST MINUTE LAIKA MENTORSHIP

    Film Independent Project Involve Program Announces the LAIKA Animation Fellowship for Emerging Filmmakers Apply by Friday, August 19, 2016 [editor’s note: this program appears to be in California] Emerging filmmakers with a focus in animation and who come from diverse backgrounds and communities und …

  • NY Animated Pop Up Parties

    “That’s the first time I ever heard the 1950’s called a renaissance,” J.J. Sedelmaier wondered out loud, in the Brooklyn Academy of Music.  It was Friday, July 29th, 2016, at the 13th Animation Block Party.  J.J. (animator, Saturday Night Live) was moderating “New York Animated Ads,” a selection of …

  • Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival Discount!

    The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s leading animation film festival, is pleased to announce a special offer for our partners!  One of the world’s leading animation events, the OIAF is an annual five-day affair bringing art and industry together in a vibrant hub and at …