FACULTY POSITIONS Film & New Media NYU Abu Dhabi

August 27th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three foundational, degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complemented by a network of over 15 research and study-away sites across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within this global network in pursuit of common research interests, and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary solutions for problems, […]

In Memoriam: Tissa David (1921-2012)

August 22nd, 2012 by Linda 2 Comments »


TISSA DAVID (1921-2012) Tissa David circa 1980 at the ASIFA-East Awards (Photo extracted from footage shot by Howard Beckerman) Animation said goodbye to an animation legend last night in Tissa David. I met Tissa only twice and very briefly: once after being thoroughly awed and inspired by her at her MOMA retrospective: An Evening with Tissa David, Master Animator in 2003, and then again at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s An Academy […]

ASIFA-East Back From Hiatus with a Fresh New Look!

August 21st, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

Hey everyone!  How’s your summer been going?  We hope it’s been a blast – June and July were darn hot but August has been darn comfy.  ASIFA-East’s back from hiatus this September and we’re starting the fall with an updated look for our website!  Check out the new look!  The Events Calendar will be updated on a regular basis with listings of all animation related events in the NYC/East Coast area.  To add your event, […]

ASIFA-East Annual Open Screening Night!

August 21st, 2012 by dayna No Comments »


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 will not be played and each film maker will be allotted a total of 5 minutes for his or her selection. Tuesday, September 18 SVA, […]


August 14th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »


Article by Tristian Goik. It was an early Sunday morning when animators and regular-folk gathered round to see a special screening of “Paranorman.“  After being reminded by countless email blasts (ASIFA, NYU, WGA, NYCIFF…) people lined up early to make sure they got a chance to see a Q&A with the movie’s two directors, Chris Butler and Sam Fell.  Michael Sporn was on hand to ask them questions. Chris Butler, the sole writer, told us about his […]

Ottawa International Animation Festival

August 13th, 2012 by admin No Comments »

September 19 – 23, 2012 The Ottawa International Animation Festival is the largest animation festival in North America, and heavily attended by us ASIFA-Easters! Don’t forget – all ASIFA-East members get a discount on the festival pass!  This year features screenings and/or presentations on Ralph Bakshi, Barry Purves, Smith and Foulkes, Run Wrake, YouTubular, Karen Aqua, Comedians and Animation, and Genndy Tartakovsky (Hotel Transylvannia).  For more information and to get tickets, click here.

Quay Brothers Exhibit

August 13th, 2012 by admin No Comments »

Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets August 12, 2012–January 7, 2013 This MoMA gallery exhibition and accompanying film retrospective will be the first presentation of the Quay Brothers’ work in all their fields of creative activity.  In addition to their better known films, this exhibition will include never-before-seen moving image works and graphic design, drawings, and calligraphy, presenting animated and live-action films alongside installations, objects, and works on paper.  For more […]

Animation Block Party!

August 3rd, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

Article written by Caresse Singh. In the three years that I had known about Animation Block Party, this was the first time I had ever attended.  No offense to the organizers, I was always incidentally out of town, or stuck at work. Finally the stars aligned, and on Friday, July 27th, 2012, Tristian and I agreed on a post-work rendezvous for some dinner and admittedly, some drinks. With full tummies and bruised livers, we made […]

SVA presents Scribble Junkies Festival of Drawn Animation

July 30th, 2012 by Ray No Comments »


The School of Visual Arts Animation Department and animators Bill Plympton and Patrick Smith invite you to the Scribble Junkies Festival of Drawn Animation. The festival will be presented August 23 at 7 pm in the SVA Theatre, 333 W. 23 Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). All are welcome! —Ray Kosarin, ASIFA-East  

“Pretty Loaded” The History of Flash Pre-loaders

July 27th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »


Article by Tristian Goik. My first pre-loader was an animated light-saber, which at 56k AOL speeds would have never activated quickly enough to save me from the Sith.  Flash pre-loaders are almost extinct now in 2012 and I don’t think there was ever one particular loader that triggered an emotional connection.  But I always did appreciate a clever twist that kept me paying attention.  So when I read about Pretty Loaded in my emails from the […]