ASIFA-Hollywood is the world’s first and foremost professional,
nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the art of animation
and celebrating the people who create it. This year, ASIFA-Hollywood has
earmarked nearly $150,000 for animation-based programs and events, including:
Community Assistance, $15,000; Film & Art preservation, $29,000; Education,
$58,000; Outside Events & Sponsorships, $23,000; Worldwide Outreach,
$6,000; and Floating Funds where needed, $19,000.
“Just two or three years ago, we could not have done any of this,”
remarked Frank Gladstone, ASIFA-Hollywood executive director. “But, over time,
our finances have become much more stable and now we can do what non-profits
are supposed to do, return funds to benefit the community.“
Today, ASIFA-Hollywood is the largest chapter of the international
organization ASIFA, and supports a wide range of animation activities and
preservation efforts through its membership. Current initiatives include the
Animation Archive, Animation Aid Foundation, film preservation, the Animation
Educators Forum, the Animation Center building initiative, special events,
screenings and animation festival support. ASIFA-Hollywood also produces the
annual Annie Awards, honoring the best in animation. The 44th Annual
Annie Awards is set for Saturday, February 4, 2017.
For more information visit the ASIFA-Hollywood website.