The ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival

Debuting in 1969, the ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival is one of the longest running festivals of its kind. The entries are judged by ASIFA East members in an open screening for each category. Anyone may attend the screenings, but 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.

Join us this March for the ASIFA East Festival Jury Screenings!

  • Dates:
  • 3/2 Commercial, Music Video, Experimental Category, SVA 3rd Floor, Amphitheater
  • 3/21 Independent 1, SVA 3rd Floor, Amphitheater
  • 3/23 Independent 2, SVA 3rd Floor, Amphitheater
  • 3/28 Students 1, SVA Room 502
  • 3/30 Students 2, SVA 3rd Floor, Amphitheater

All current ASIFA-East members are eligible and strongly encouraged to participate in our juror screenings (because it’s fun!).
Winning films are decided by YOU, our membership community! For questions regarding submissions, please email us at Also check out our festival FAQ for more details on submissions and judging.

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) is located at 209 East 23 Street, New York, NY.
Members should arrive by 6:30pm to sign in to get a ballot. Screenings start at 7pm.
Admission is free and open to all but only up to date members may vote.
New members/renewals accepted at each event.