43rd ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival Awards Ceremony

April 12th, 2012 by dayna

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You are most cordially invited to attend the 43rd ASIFA-East Festival Awards! Awards will be presented, bashful thank you’s will be recorded for all posterity, and a raucous reception will follow.  And then there’s even an after-party (TBA)!  Be there or be square! Sunday, April 29, 2012 7:00pm – 11:00pm Tishman Auditorium 66 West 12th Street Admission: FREE! And open to all! Artwork by Chris Conforti and Kristen Chiappone!

Ticket Giveaway to CONSUMING SPIRITS at Tribeca Film Festival 2012!

April 12th, 2012 by dayna

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The Tribeca Film Festival starts soon and we are very excited to announce that the festival has generously offered us 3 tickets to each of the 3 screenings of the World Premiere of  Consuming Spirits!  The director, Chris Sullivan, will be at all screenings.  This is a wonderful opportunity and I’d encourage you to see this film!  So in order to get them in the hands of our amazing members, we are holding a contest.  […]

Workshop Reminder: Writing for Children’s TV: The Spec Script

April 9th, 2012 by dayna

For all you aspiring writers – here’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about writing for children’s television from our writer friend, Pammy Salmon! Registration begins this week and next for Writing for Children’s TV: The Spec Script. In this workshop, students will learn how to write a “spec” script based on an existing children’s show and leave with a writing sample necessary for the industry. You do not need to be a member of […]

Find and Follow Your Passion Conference

April 3rd, 2012 by dayna

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Our friends at NY Creative Interns send us this news about their exciting new conference! Join young creatives and receive the tools and support you need to create your dream career on Saturday, April 21 at Find and Follow Your Passion, a full-day conference hosted by NY Creative Interns. Meet independent artists and creative professionals from Behance, the Guggenheim, Etsy, BBDO, Sesame Street, AOL, charity: water, Google, and more. ASIFA East members are invited to attend at a discounted rate.  The […]

ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival Awards Ceremony

April 2nd, 2012 by dayna

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Please join ASIFA-East as we announce the winners of the 2012 ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival! Awards will be presented, bashful thank you’s will be recorded for all posterity, and a raucous reception will follow.  Be there or be square! Sunday,  April 29, 2012 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Tishman Auditorium 66 West 12th Street

The Monkey King: Uproar in Heaven 3D

April 2nd, 2012 by dayna

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Article by Tristian Goik. The New York International Children’s Film Festival added several surprise screenings, and I opted to buy a ticket for “The Monkey King,” so I could enjoy a nice 3D movie without the hassle of having to help other people.  I love being a volunteer, don’t get me wrong, but I decided to cut through the moral red tape of the situation by just putting some money down.  Also, have you ever […]

Animation Insider wants to hear from you!

March 26th, 2012 by dayna

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Our friends at Animation Insider want to interview you! Read on….. Animation Insider’s goal is to focus on the blue collared worker of animation; the back bone of the industry. We want to focus on the real people in the trenches who make the award-winning stuff we love.  Basically if your job is associated in some way with animated movement, we want to interview you! We think everybody has stories to tell from the trenches of […]

Submit Your Film to the Ottawa International Animation Festival!

March 22nd, 2012 by dayna

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The Ottawa International Animation Festival is now taking film submissions!  Entry forms are due May 18th, and preview DVDs are due June 1st.  Get on it!  I know it’s early, but I’m already looking forward to seeing fellow ASIFA-East members at the festival this fall.  See you there!

TIME-LINE (SVA & NYU Animation) by Robert Lyons and company.

March 21st, 2012 by Emmett

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Warning: One of these segments includes frontal nudity, but simplified. Probably nothing to get offended over. I love anijams. Whatever or however the grouping works, I love seeing how different artists can be from one another, even with the same guidelines in mind. It’s an excellent project for animation students, and Robert Lyons has proven that here with a 9 minute collection of short animations by various students.             Created […]

Student Night

March 15th, 2012 by Emmett

It’s that time of year where the members of ASIFA-East judge the submissions to the annual animation festival. The Student Films jury screening brings attention of sorts to trends amongst animation schools and students. Animation schools, it seems, each have a certain reputation for certain kinds of films and thesis. Sometimes, it’s the students who go against these reputations who succeed in standing out from the rest. But something else that sometimes goes unnoticed are […]