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 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 […]

Animation After Dark

Posted by on Feb 6, 2016 in ASIFA Events | No Comments
Animation After Dark

Drinking and drawing go hand in hand, but I’m sure I’ve never been to a bar that would accept a sketch as payment for a beer.  Although ASIFA-East offers its own wonderful life drawing classes to it’s members (free, every Thursday night at The Productive) since the spring I have been attending DrinkNDrawBK in Williamsburg, […]

A Boy and His Questions

Posted by on Dec 13, 2015 in ASIFA Events, Uncategorized | No Comments
A Boy and His Questions

The conclusion of Boy and the World brings us back to Alê Abreu and our world, face to face with a boy and his question.  “How long has it been?” the boy asked.  “44 years,” Abreu replied, “I’ve been drawing since your age.”  It is opening night at the IFC Center theatre in downtown Manhattan, […]

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) […]