NEST by Michael J. Ruocco

November 26th, 2012 by Emmett No Comments »


Michael J. Ruocco has a star rising in the animation community. Michael’s senior thesis, which we hope to exhibit here very soon, is already generating fan art around the internet art communities. And as a blogger, Michael is involved with at least two notable animation blogs. The author admits to admiring Michael from afar. In between freelance and studio work, Michael created NEST, a short and sweet animated film about a bird building a cozy […]

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NYWIFT Presents Women in Animation: The Business of Creativity

November 24th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

UPDATE: Cyber Monday Sale! Hey everyone – NY Women in Film and Television is having a panel discussion with leading women members of the animation community on Thursday Nov 29. They have cordially invited ASIFA-East members to attend this event and will have a Cyber Monday sale for FREE entry for you and a guest. Use the code ASIFACYBER when registering. The code lasts through Tuesday. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! New York […]

Residencies at Eyebeam

November 21st, 2012 by dayna No Comments »


Our friends at Eyebeam wanted to let you know about their Residency program: Announcing: 2013 Fellowship and Spring/Summer Residency Calls Eyebeam is pleased to announce its Open Call for 2013 Spring / Summer Residencies and 2013 Fellowships. Up to six Residents and three Fellows will join continuing Fellows and Residents in March 2013 at Eyebeam’s shared design, research, and fabrication labs. In brief, Eyebeam Residents are selected from a semiannual open call and receive a […]

Take A Break!

November 17th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

ASIFA-East Logo Orange

If you’re like me, you don’t do this enough.  Kayla Evans sends us this cool infographic full of fun doodles, explaining the importance of taking a break.  Check it out! The original can be found at

Black Maria Film Festival

November 16th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

Hi everyone!  Just a quick note that The Black Maria Film Festival is accepting entries until Nov 26.  Please visit their site for application  and background information on this popular festival!


The Greatest Animated Film Never Made

November 13th, 2012 by Richard 3 Comments »


Persistence of Vision Review of Kevin Schreck’s new documentary, by Richard Gorey There’s something so compelling about genius, to us mortals who might never achieve such dizzying heights. There’s something even more compelling about failure, which fascinates people in a very different way, as when we find ourselves slowing down to examine a wreck on the side of the freeway. Frightened by what we might see, we look anyway, don’t we—  experiencing that contradictory mixture […]

One Plus Hub Animation Industry Networking Event 11/15/12!

November 13th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »


Thursday, Nov. 15th 7pm-10pm Where: Professor Thom’s 219 2nd Avenue, NY, NY 10003 Special Guests Include: Lisa Goldman of Women in Animation Linda Beck of ASIFA-East Sarah Wallendjack of Children’s Media Association No need to register or RSVP – just show up! Sponsored by One Plus Hub!


A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman

November 12th, 2012 by Emmett No Comments »

Graham Interview

Written by Emmett Goodman and Written by Trisitian Goik Well, in all honesty, I don’t like very long film titles. But if there was one that summed up an entire movie precisely, it is this. A Liar’s Autobiography is a multi-animated romp through the life of Graham Chapman. Based upon Graham Chapman’s own autobiography, the film is directed by Bill Jones, Ben Timlett, and Jeff Simpson, and is produced with 14 different animation studios. We […]

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ParaNorman Screening and Q & A

November 11th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »


INVITE YOU AND A GUEST TO A SCREENING IN 3D OF PARANORMAN Directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler Written by Chris Butler Voice Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Elaine Stritch, Bernard Hill, Jodelle Ferland, Tempestt Bledsoe, Alex Borstein, and John Goodman WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 7:00 PM CLEARVIEW CHELSEA CINEMAS 260 West 23rd Street (Just East of 8th Avenue) Immediately following the screening there will […]


Rise of the Guardians: Special Preview Screening

November 9th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

Happy Friday ASIFA-Easters!  Here’s a special message and discount from our friends at the Museum of the Moving Image: Museum of the Moving Image has an event this weekend that will be of interest to animators and fans of animation: two preview screenings of DreamWorks Animation’s RISE OF THE GUARDIANS. Saturday’s screening is extra special, with an introduction of the film by executive producer Guillermo del Toro, director Patrick Ramsey, production designer Patrick Hanenberger, and […]