“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 […]

Queer Animation: From A to Z

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in ASIFA Events | No Comments
Queer Animation: From A to Z

Thank you everyone for coming out!  Last night was the first “Queer Animation” screening, showcasing LGBTQ+ films “from A to Z.”   Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders, Queers, Asexuals, Intersex, Questioning, even Demisexuals… they all make films too!  Celebrate Pride month with “Queer Animation: From A to Z”!   A selection of short films from the […]

Boom Snap Clap, Animation from Norway

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in ASIFA Events | No Comments
Boom Snap Clap, Animation from Norway

“Odd is an Egg” and Whoopi Goldberg at the TriBeCa Film Festival One does not simply walk into the TriBeCa Film Festival, as I found out approaching the School of Visual Arts theatre in Manhattan on April 22nd, 2017.  A bustling crowd stood around a pop-up red carpet and lines stretched down the block. “Well, […]

The 48th Annual ASIFA East Awards, Special Thanks!

The 48th Annual ASIFA East Awards, Special Thanks!

On Sunday, May 21st, ASIFA East hosted our 48th annual animated film awards at Parsons, The New School for Design, for a lively and excited audience. The films this year were exceptional and many of the filmmakers were in attendance to receive their prizes and praise in person from the local ASIFA East community. Thanks […]

ASIFA East 2017 Winners!

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival | No Comments
ASIFA East 2017 Winners!

Best In Show Cage by Pengpeng Du     Independent Film Category 1st Place – Cop Dog by Bill Plympton     2nd Place – Pittari by Pat Smith   3rd Place – The Snow Girl by Mixtape Club   Craft Awards Animation – Skeletons Adult Swim Bumper 2016 by Rachel Gitlevitch   Design – And The […]

ASIFA-East Awards Show 2017

ASIFA-East Awards Show 2017

Stop working and come to the 48th Annual ASIFA East Animation Awards Ceremony! Awards will be presented, bashful thank you’s recorded, winning films screened, and a lively reception will follow. This event is organized by ASIFA East in collaboration with New School’s Parson’s School of Art Media and Technology.   Sunday May 21st, 2017 Tishman […]

Michael Sporn Tribute Reel

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in ASIFA Events | No Comments
Michael Sporn Tribute Reel

Article by Masako Kanayama On March 2, 2015, The School of Visual Arts and ASIFA-East co-hosted an evening to honor the late Michael Sporn on the first anniversary of his passing.  On the third anniversary this year, we are very pleased to finally present the tribute reel screened at the event.       We […]

Kubo and the Two Strings with Director Knight

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in ASIFA Events | No Comments
Kubo and the Two Strings with Director Knight

by David Howard On Wednesday, August 17th, ASIFA-East members were invited to a screening of Laika’s latest stop-motion masterpiece, Kubo and the Two Strings. After the film, audience members took part in a Q & A with director and CEO of Laika, Travis Knight. Here are some notes taken from that night to give you […]

The 47th Annual ASIFA East Awards, Special Thanks!

The 47th Annual ASIFA East Awards, Special Thanks!

  This past Sunday, ASIFA-East hosted our 47th annual animated film awards at Parsons, The New School for Design, for a lively and excited audience. The films this year were exceptional and a good number of filmmakers were in attendance to receive their prizes and praise from the local ASIFA-East community in person. Thanks again […]

Andy Kennedy’s “Slow Wave” Wins ASIFA East Best-In-Show 2016

Andy Kennedy’s “Slow Wave” Wins ASIFA East Best-In-Show 2016

On Sunday May 15th, we held the 47th ASIFA East Animation Festival awards ceremony.  Congratulations to all the winners, thank you to all the contributing filmmakers, and we couldn’t have done it without all of our members.   BEST IN SHOW:  Slow Wave – Andy Kennedy [vimeo 155080375 w=640 h=360]     UPDATE: Photos from […]