Rise of the Guardians: Special Preview Screening

November 9th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

Happy Friday ASIFA-Easters!  Here’s a special message and discount from our friends at the Museum of the Moving Image: Museum of the Moving Image has an event this weekend that will be of interest to animators and fans of animation: two preview screenings of DreamWorks Animation’s RISE OF THE GUARDIANS. Saturday’s screening is extra special, with an introduction of the film by executive producer Guillermo del Toro, director Patrick Ramsey, production designer Patrick Hanenberger, and […]


Animation in New York City: Networking Event

November 5th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »


Thursday, Nov. 15th 7pm-10pm Where: Professor Thom’s 219 2nd Avenue, NY, NY 10003 Special Guests Include: Lisa Goldman of Women in Animation Linda Beck of ASIFA-East Sarah Wallendjack of Children’s Media Association No need to register or RSVP – just show up! Sponsored by One Plus Hub!

East Coast Premiere of “Persistence of Vision 11/9/12

November 5th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »


This Friday, November 9th, New Yorkers are in for a real treat!  Director and Producer Kevin Schreck will be in town for a special Q & A after the East Coast Premiere of  “Persistence of Vision”,  a feature-length documentary about the greatest animated film never made, and an official selection of this year’s DOC NYC, New York’s leading documentary film festival. To order tickets: http://bit.ly/PoVDOCNYC WHEN: Friday, November 9th, 9:15 PM. WHERE: The SVA Theatre […]


Unofficial ASIFA-East Sketch Trip to the Museum of Natural History!

November 5th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

Join me this Saturday 11/10/12 at noon in a group sketch trip to the Museum of Natural History. I originally scheduled this as a Bronx Zoo trip but it’s too cold to be sketching outdoors. So the museum it is! The Museum is located at 79th Street and Central Park West and is easily reached by public transportation. Let’s meet in the lobby at noon and we can go in as a group. Admission is […]

New Events Calendar

October 25th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

Just a quick heads up on our new Events Calendar:   We’ve always collected a listing of Animation related events in the East Coast Area on our website.  I came across a new plugin recently that changes the format entirely.  It’s now an official Events Calendar layout, which you can choose to view like a Posterboard, by Day, Week, or Month, or Agenda.  It’s also completely categorized, with Google maps, and sharing ability.  It’s a comprehensive […]

The ASIFA-East 2012 Signal Film by Kristen Chiappone and Chris Conforti

October 24th, 2012 by Emmett No Comments »

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The Viewseum is back up and running! Our first entry for the new season comes to us from Kristen Chiappone and Chris Conforti. The ASIFA-East 2012 Signal Film, made especially for ASIFA-East’s most recent animation festival. Opening with an image of the Brooklyn Bridge, with Manhattan in the background, we are taken under the sea…well technically, under the Hudson River, but who cares? Anyway, in a world only animation can present to us, a Mermaid […]

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Memorial for Tissa David 10/23/12

October 22nd, 2012 by dayna No Comments »


On Tuesday October 23rd at 7pm, a memorial will be held for the late, great animator, Tissa David. It will take place in New York at the Academy Lighthouse Theater. The program will include five speakers and will have a fair share of clips from the many films Tissa animated. These include: Eggs, Everybody Rides the Carousel, Cockaboody, Raggedy Ann & Andy, Candide, The Soldier’s Tale, The Red Shoes, Lyle Lyle Crocodile, The Marzipan Pig, […]


Presenting DESERT ISLAND Gary Leib Halloween Window 2012!

October 17th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »


Gary Lieb sends us the following spooky news!! I have made a detailed and spooky Halloween window installation at Desert Island Comics, 540 Metropolitan Ave in Williamsburg Brooklyn, open 7 days a week. The window will be up thru November. New this year, screen prints and stencil prints for sale in the shoppe. Please come and browse the variety of lanterns, pumpkins and monsters available, all hand made by yours truly. Please visit my picture […]

A Night With Perpetual Motion Pictures

October 16th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

Attending the Perpetual Motion Pictures Retrospective was like being given a seat at the dinner table of 6 dear friends reminiscing on all the good times and hilarious experiences they’d had together. It was a joyous look at not only a studio but also a place where lasting friendships were made, and out of which tremendous talent flowed. On Friday, October 12, 2012, ASIFA-East and the School of Visual Arts Animation Department held a screening, […]


NW Animation Festival announces FREE entry until Nov 30

October 15th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

The Northwest Animation Festival is accepting submissions for 2013. The final deadline is Jan 31. Entry is FREE if films are received by Nov 30. The festival will take place on May 17-19 in Portland, Oregon. Organizers expect to screen 125+ films this year — making this the second largest showcase of animated shorts in the the USA. The entry process is fast and simple. Animators are encouraged to send the 20-question entry form via […]