“Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure” at 40

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Feature Articles, Industry Events | No Comments
“Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure” at 40

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Richard Williams’s lavish—and in some ways landmark—feature-length animated confection Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (1977). The ambitious film, which initially received mixed reviews and tepid box office, has nonetheless been celebrated and regarded with affection by viewers who grew up with broadcasts on CBS […]

Richard Protovin Films at MoMA Nov. 24

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015 in ASIFA Events, Industry Events | No Comments

Richard Protovin (1945 – 1991) was a prolific painter, filmmaker, and, in the late 1970s, he founded the NYU Animation program that is now an important component of the NYU TSOA Kanbar film department. The Protovin Animation Award is given annually in his honor. On November 24 at 7 pm, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) […]

Cecile Starr Tribute Celebration

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015 in ASIFA Events, Feature Articles, Industry Events | No Comments
Cecile Starr Tribute Celebration

Center for Visual Music and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, will present a Cecile Starr Tribute Celebration on Thursday, October 1, 6 pm, at Lincoln Center, New York. As a writer, educator, scholar, and film distributor, Cecile Starr (1921-2014) was a tireless champion of experimental […]

Canemaker on Fantasia at MoMA, August 1

Posted by on Jul 19, 2015 in ASIFA Events, Feature Articles, Industry Events | No Comments

Our good friend, world-renowned animation historian and Oscar-winning animator John Canemaker, who has just completed a new book on Disney’s feature film Fantasia, will speak at Museum of Modern Art Saturday, August 1, in conjunction with a screening of the 1940 classic. Fantasia —even 75 years after its premiere—continues to fascinate and dazzle audiences. It was a bold experiment from […]

ASIFA International Online Magazine

Posted by on Apr 19, 2015 in International Update, Member Perks | No Comments

Dear ASIFA-East International Members: The ASIFA Magazine, I am delighted to say, has returned this season in a new online edition, again edited by the incomparable Chris Robinson, with exclusive subscription access to ASIFA International Members. (ASIFA also anticipates producing one print issue per year, to be sent via postal mail as in the past). […]

Submit Your Film to Northwest Animation Festival

Our friends at the Northwest Animation Festival have written us with the news that they are currently accepting film entries for 2015—and entry is free if you get your film in by October 1. (After October 1, there is a low entry fee of $10-$30 which can be paid online. The final deadline is December […]

Michael Sporn (1946-2014)

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Feature Articles | 7 Comments
Michael Sporn (1946-2014)

ASIFA and the New York animation community mourn the passing of a most extraordinary artist and friend—renowned animation producer and director Michael Sporn, who died January 19, at age 67, from pancreatic cancer. Michael Sporn’s professional accomplishments are important and many.  During over thirty years running his New York studio, Michael Sporn Animation Inc., he […]

SVA presents Scribble Junkies Festival of Drawn Animation

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in Industry Events, International Update | No Comments
SVA presents Scribble Junkies Festival of Drawn Animation

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  

ASIFA-Hollywood Member’s Choice Annie Award

Posted by on Nov 2, 2011 in International Update | No Comments

This invitation comes to us from ASIFA-Hollywood, who have kindly invited all ASIFA members to take part in this year’s  Member’s Choice award vote for Best Animated Feature Film: ASIFA-Hollywood would be pleased to welcome the international community into the Annie Awards by allowing all interested members of ASIFA to vote on the new Member’s […]

International Animation Day Event: 11 Celebrated Short Films

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 in ASIFA Events, International Update | No Comments
International Animation Day Event: 11 Celebrated Short Films

A reminder to join us Friday, October 28, for our International Animation Day screening! 7 PM, at School of Visual Arts, 209 E. 23 Street (between 2nd and 3rd Ave), 5th Floor Screening Room (Room 502). ASIFA-International, commemorating ASIFA’s 50th anniversary, has assembled a special program of celebrated shorts, classis and new, from around the […]