Ongoing Open Screening Night 10/16/12

October 5th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »


Need some feedback? Inspiration? A kick in the rear? Our open screening night 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: October 16, 2012 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Ace & Son 134 West 26th Street, #603 If possible, please […]

Women In Children’s Media Rebrands as Children’s Media Association

October 3rd, 2012 by dayna No Comments »


Our friends at Women in Children’s Media have some very exciting news to share about their organization.  Read on for all the details from Sarah Wallendjack (CMA President (formerly WICM): Big News! In order to better embrace and serve the growing children’s media community, WiCM is becoming the Children’s Media Association!   CMA will continue to provide members with exclusive events and networking opportunities, access to leaders in the field, behind-the-scenes knowledge and, through our new […]

ASIFA-East and SVA Present An Evening Celebrating Perpetual Motion Pictures!

September 28th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »


Friday, October 12, 2012 at 7pm SVA Beatrice Theater; 333 West 23rd St; NYC ASIFA-East and The School of Visual Arts Animation Department will present the work of Perpetual Motion Pictures between 1970 and 1982 along with the artists who were there at the time. What was Perpetual Motion Pictures, anyway? At its peak, it employed over 70 people to work on ads, programming, 5 Berenstain Bears holiday specials, and Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple […]

ASIFA-East and SVA Present An Evening Celebrating Perpetual Motion Pictures!

September 24th, 2012 by dayna 5 Comments »


ASIFA-East’s very own Candy Kugel has been putting together this amazing night featuring a piece of NY Animation history!  Read on for information from Candy about this wonderful event coming up! It’s all very exciting preparing for the Perpetual Motion Pictures screening, panel and reunion! On Friday, October 12th, ASIFA-East and The School of Visual Arts Animation Department will present the work and artists who worked at Perpetual Motion Pictures between 1970 and 1982. What […]

Ottawa Photos

September 24th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

Sorry for the long absence from posts but a bunch of us have been at the Ottawa International Animation Festival this past September 19-23, 2012.  Now that we’re back in town, we hope to put up some posts on our experiences there, but for now, please feel free to check out our photos on Facebook group!

ASIFA-East Presents Open Screening Night September 18!

September 17th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »


Please join ASIFA-East for our very first event of the 2012-2013 season!  We will hold our annual Open Screening Night, Tuesday, September 18 at 7pm. If you are screening work you must arrive by 6:30 pm with a DVD (must be playable on any regular DVD player) of any animation you wish to screen.  Student films, works-in-progress, reels, pencil tests, indie films, and commercial projects are welcome.  The filmmaker must be in attendance or the clip […]

Priit Pärn IN PERSON – Rare Estonian Animation Screening!

September 17th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »


Next week, Priit Parn will be in town for an exciting program featuring his work over the years.  Please read on for information on this once in a lifetime chance to meet and screen this prolific Animator’s work! From Steve Cossman: There are six screening programs and all the advanced tickets to PROGRAM I have sold out so I wanted to share more details in case you’d like to attend one of the other 5 […]

Orbis Park by Andrew Kaiko (Updated)

September 10th, 2012 by Emmett No Comments »

Lauren, Orbis Park

Orbis Park is a double dedication: 1 to classical animation, and 2 to New York City. Andrew Kaiko’s pursuit of classical character animation during such a trying time for New York’s animation industry culminates in this film. The inspiration of New York and Central Park is not only evident, but also very affectionate. The setting has just as many colorful characters as you would find during a stroll through the heart of Manhattan. The film follows […]

Saturday Morning Cartoons this Saturday curated by Aaron Augenblick

September 5th, 2012 by Linda No Comments »


 Join AUGENBLICK STUDIOS and BELLWETHER Saturday September 8 from NOON – 2 for a special showing of WEIRDO CARTOONS from the past 100 years curated by AARON AUGENBLICK himself! $10 CHEAP! sweet homemade cereal & awesome local milk complimentary mimosa OR modelo GET TICKETS HERE

The Scribble Junkies Festival of Drawn Animation

August 30th, 2012 by Emmett 1 Comment »

Drink 2

August 23, 2012, SVA Theater Bill Plympton and Patrick Smith are two spearheads of independent animation, especially within New York’s own animation scene. Their films are some of the most memorable to come from the first generation of MTV Animation artists. Along with their films, Bill and Pat are also known for their championing of hand-drawn animation in the digital age. Their views and opinions on animated filmmaking (while each still individually different) bear so […]