45th Annual ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival

Thanks to everyone who entered the 2014 ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival!  Please join us this March as we present screenings nights in the following categories: Student, Commissioned, Music Video, and Independent (including Experimental).  Screenings are free and open to all.  As an ASIFA-East member, you are invited and strongly encouraged to take part in our screenings as a juror and cast your vote for the winning films.   Our Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 18th, 2014 (details forthcoming).

Screening Nights

Tuesday 3/11/14 Jury Screening Night #1: Commissioned Films and Music Videos, SVA, Rm 502, 7:30pm

Thursday 3/13/14 Jury Screening Night #2: Student Films, SVA ,3rd Floor Amphitheater, 7pm

Tuesday 3/18/14 Jury Screening Night #3: Independent Films, SVA, 3rd Floor Amphitheater, 7pm

5/18/14 Festival Awards Ceremony: Save the date.

Take an active role as an ASIFA-East member by attending the jury screening nights and let your voice be heard. All screenings are held at The School of Visual Arts (SVA), located at 209 East 23 Street, NYC. Members should arrive 30 minutes ahead of time to sign in to get a ballot. Admission is free and open to all but only up to date members may vote. New members/renewals accepted at each event or visit http://www.asifaeast.com/join-asifa-east/ and bring your receipt to the screenings. ASIFA-East membership cards will be given out at each screening. Attend and pick yours up!

Debuting in 1969, the ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival is one of the longest running festivals of its kind. The festival is a unique showcase for the most groundbreaking independent and commercial animation being produced in the industry today. Every February, entries are submitted and judged during special jury screenings in March. Only current ASIFA-East members are permitted to vote for the winning films. The votes are sealed and tallied by an independent accountant and announced at a special awards ceremony in the Spring.

To learn more about the festival, please read our former President David B. Levy’s article, a wonderfully informative, behind the scenes look at ASIFA-East.

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Artwork by Justin Simonich.