Athens Animation Festival

April 25th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

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The Athens Animation Festival is now taking submissions!  Deadline to submit is July 1st 2012.   From their site: The Athens Animation Festival is a first year festival that will screen animations that thematically speak to the human condition. In a time when animation is often created primarily to serve commercial needs or presented strictly as entertainment, our festival seeks to program animations with a strong message about the world we live in and the […]

Accumulonimbus by Andy Kennedy

April 25th, 2012 by Emmett No Comments »

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If there is an animated short that should keep one’s eyes on it through every frame, Andy Kennedy’s Accumulonimbus is that film. An experimental stop-motion piece, every frame is part of some movement that should keep even the most casual stop-motion viewer mesmerized. Andy refers to the film as a meditation of motion and the life cycle of matter. It starts off with organic shapes (mostly spheres) changing in accordance with the rhythm of the […]

Q & A by the Rauch Brothers

April 24th, 2012 by Emmett No Comments »

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This week, we are gearing up for ASIFA-East’s ultimate event, the annual ASIFA-East Animation Festival and Awards Ceremony. In preparation and celebration, the Viewseum will be looking back at a few previous winners. The Rauch Brothers, Mike and Tim, calmly entered the New York animation scene. And in just a short period, they took ASIFA-East, the animation community and the festival circuit by storm with their beautiful collaborations with StoryCorps. Q & A is the […]

43rd ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival Awards Ceremony

April 23rd, 2012 by dayna 1 Comment »

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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! 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! The after-party is at: Fiddlesticks Pub & Grill http://www.fiddlesticksnyc.com/ 56 Greenwich Avenue (between Charles […]

The Art of Stop Motion SMNY Exhibit 2012

April 21st, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

Our friends at Stop Motion in NY sent us this really cool exhibition news!  Read below for all information on how to submit your piece! 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 […]

Introducing The Productive: A New Kind of Workspace

April 16th, 2012 by dayna 1 Comment »

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With the rise of freelance in the workforce, has come a need for a new kind of workspace; a workspace that operates and can look like your typical office environment, but within which everyone works independently of one another.   These shared spaces are part of a new phenomenon called coworking.  The idea behind it is simple; Independent professionals need a place to work.  Now freelance professionals can work in a home office, rent office space, […]

In Memory of Iris Beckerman…. by Bill Lorenzo

April 13th, 2012 by dayna 18 Comments »

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ASIFA-EAST is sad to report the passing of long-time Executive Board Member Iris Beckerman, beloved wife of Howard Beckerman, on April 8, 2012. Iris was an active and ever-present Board Member from the 1970s to the 1990s. Howard and Iris. Iris and Howard. But then, they had it easy – – Beckerman Animation was in the same building as Dick Rauh’s Optical House, where we held Board Meetings. The old Famous Studios location at 25 […]

43rd ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival Awards Ceremony

April 12th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

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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 2 Comments »

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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 No Comments »

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 […]