Rooftop Films: Sundance Film Festival Shorts

June 11th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »


This week our friends at Rooftop Films are offering a shorts program from Sundance!  There will be two animated films among these shorts.  ASIFA-East members receive a 10% discount to the entire summer long Rooftop Film Festival.  Look for the discount code in our email newsletter that goes out to all members. Friday, June 15 Sundance Film Festival Shorts On June 16, Sundance Institute returns to BAM to host the ShortsLab NYC, an all-day educational workshop. […]

Figure Drawing at The Productive

June 6th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

Great news from The Productive!!!  Figure Drawing classes will be offered at the studio every other Thursday, beginning June 14th at 7pm.  These classes are brought to you by Dan Pinto and Susan Godfrey.  Members of The Productive and ASIFA-East will receive free admission.  Non-members $10.  Dan will have a membership list at the door.  If you need to update your membership, you can do so online here, and then just bring your online Paypal […]


June 6th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »


Our friends at Project Twenty1 send us two bit of news today!  One: Project Twenty1 is currently in the middle of call-for-entries for the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival, and is also recruiting teams for the annual 21-Day Filmmaking Competition. If you want to join, register on or if you need help, contact Susie Filmmaker. Two: Project Twenty1, a nonprofit arts organization, is working with the Norristown community and municipality to revitalize the city through film […]

Dark Toons

June 4th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »


Article written by Tristian Goik. Seward Park High School is, at some level, your basic New York public school.  We had to trump up five flights of stairs to reach the said rooftop of the “Rooftop Films Dark Toons” screening, which was held in Brooklyn at the end of May.  The dull strong red of the stairway railings felt the same under my hand; even thought I was taller, I could tell these people still don’t scrape […]

The Art of Stop MotionL SMNY Exhibit 2012

June 3rd, 2012 by dayna No Comments »


Just a reminder that The Art of Stop Motion Exhibit is coming up this weekend June 9th – June – 13th.  The purpose of this exhibit is to showcase work created by stop motion artists and animators working in New York City. We’d like to present a range of works involved in all steps of the process of making stop motion films–from initial planning phases, i/e/ storyboards, mock-ups, armatures, to the puppets, sets and films involved in […]

Health Insurance and Health Care Resources for the Under-Insured or Uninsured Artist

May 29th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

Update: A second edition to our guide was written after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. To put it simply, finding decent and affordable health care as an artist can be an uphill battle.   Jobs that provide it to you are scarce, and even when they do, it can be short-lived (due to the freelance nature of our industry) or not fully or comprehensively funded.   The following is a list of health […]

Member Discount to Rooftop Films 2012!

May 22nd, 2012 by dayna No Comments »


Our good friends at Rooftop Films have once again offered ASIFA-East a discount to each screening in their entire summer series.  If you haven’t gotten a chance to make it to one of their screenings yet, be sure to take advantage of this offer.  I’ve been to several of these screenings and they are a great way to spend a summer evening.  They are on rooftops throughout New York City, and usually feature music performance […]

Summer Bummer by Bill Plympton

May 18th, 2012 by Emmett No Comments »

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As ASIFA-East goes on its summer hiatus, the Viewseum wraps its first full (ASIFA-East) year on the aNYmator. And here, we have both a good way to wrap up the first year, as well as a suiting lead-in to the summer. To say Bill Plympton is a key-figure in New York animation is an understatement. His presence looms large amongst not just New York animation, but the world of independent film in general. He has […]

Our ASIFA-East Open Screening Continues! May 30th!

May 17th, 2012 by Linda 3 Comments »


Need some feedback?  Inspiration?  A kick in the rear? Our newest regular event showcases and critiques works in progress and motivates us all to keep moving forward on our personal work. Bring recent works, works-in-progress, and animation tests (totaling no more than 5 minutes) on DVD and an open mind for constructive comments by your peers! Date: Wednesday, May 30th Time: 7:00 pm Location: Ace & Son 134 West 26th Street, #603 If possible, please […]

ASIFA-East Team on hiatus til the fall

May 15th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

Tis that time of year again when the team here at ASIFA-East takes a break til the fall.  A huge thank you to all our board members for their hard work and dedication throughout the year, and to all our lovely members who make our organization what it is today.  The aNYmator will still post from time to time as well as our email  newsletter, but just not as frequent.  The events calendar will be […]