Attention New Yorkers: ASIFA-East will hold its 46th Annual Animation Festival Awards Ceremony on Sunday, May 17th, 2015.
Awards will be given out across a variety of categories and craft from student, commercial, and independent entries to excellence in writing, design, and animation.
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 screenings juried by
the ASIFA-East membership. The winning films are presented and
screened at the awards ceremony. The exciting evening continues with a
lively reception, where award winners, members of the industry, and
lovers of animation can meet one another, enjoy a few refreshments,
Codename Kids Next Door Creator, Tom Warburton, will host this year’s
festival. Headlining sponsors include Cartoon Network, Cartoon Brew,
CelAction, and BatteryPop. We are excited to announce that Women In
Animation is taking part in our ceremony and will be awarding two
women, one student and one independent filmmaker, for their excellence
in animation filmmaking. Each award will be a membership to WIA, and a
$50 gift certificate to go toward a future film festival entry fee.
Our first prize Independent Filmmaker will receive two Animapasses to
the amazing Ottawa International Animation Festival in Canada, being
held this September 16-20th.
The Awards Ceremony will be held in The New School’s Tishman
Auditorium at 63 Fifth Avenue at 6pm. There will be a reception
directly after the ceremony at Wollman Hall, located on the 5th floor
at 65 West 11th Street. Please visit http://www.asifaeast.com for all
festival and venue information.