The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood is a California non profit organization established over thirty five years ago to promote and encourage the art and craft of animation. To achieve this purpose, ASIFA-Hollywood is dedicated to striving for the following goals:
- Support and encourage animation education
- Support the preservation and critical evaluation of animation industry
- Recognize achievement of excellence in the art and field of animation
- Increase the public awareness about animation
- Act as a liaison to encourage the free exchange of ideas within the animation community
- Encourage journalism documenting current trends and activities in animation
- Encourage the social interaction of professional and non-professional animation enthusiasts
- Encourage the development and expression of all forms of animation
To meet these objectives, ASIFA-Hollywood sponsors the following programs and projects:
Since 1972, ASIFA-Hollywood has hosted an annual awards ceremony to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the art of animation. Originally designed to honor the lifetime achievements of legendary veterans of the field, the Annie Awards now recognizes the year’s best animated productions and outstanding individual achievements in the field of animation. Qualified members participate in the nomination process and final voting. The Annie Awards are regarded as animation’s highest honor, and the ceremony is one of ASIFA-Hollywood’s most prestigious and elegant events.
At its facility in Burbank, California, ASIFA-Hollywood is building an archive, museum, and library devoted to the art of animation. Volunteers are hard at work digitizing artwork, cartoons and other educational material for inclusion into a digital animation database for the use of artists, scholars and students. Plans are underway to syndicate the collection to universities, libraries and museums around the world.
ANIMATION PRESERVATION PROJECT
Prior to 1950, motion pictures were printed on unstable, flammable nitrate film stock that decomposed over time, placing many early animated films in danger of being lost forever. Through the Animation Preservation Project, ASIFA-Hollywood seeks out and rescues endangered cartoons, and raises funds to preserve them on safety film stock.
ANIMATION EDUCATOR’S FORUM
The Animation Educator’s Forum is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of animation through education. Our members, with their diverse backgrounds in both the animation and educational fields, are focused on extending their knowledge and experience to others within the burgeoning animation community, worldwide.
Throughout the year members are invited to special screenings of the latest animated features often with an informative Q & A with the filmmakers. There are also frequent panel discussions and screenings celebrating past animation classics as well as educational symposiums aimed at both the student and the professional.
Join One Plus Hub on the campus of Sony Pictures Animation & Sony Pictures Imageworks for an evening of meeting up, eating & drinking, and celebrating the studio’s movies. No need to RSVP – just show up! When: Wednesday, September 10, 7pm-10pm Where: Sony Pictures Animation & Sony Pictures Imageworks, 9050 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232 Pin...read more
Oscar and Annie winning animator, John Canemaker, will be at the Motion Picture Academy on September 13th hosting a not-to-be-missed presentation, that examines some of the art form’s most remarkable early achievements. “Animation Masters: John Canemaker Celebrates Winsor McCay and Walt Disney” will feature rare footage and art. The presentation will be in three parts: “Gertie the Dinosaur and the Birth of Personality Animation,” at 6 p.m. “The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis and the Secrets of Walt Disney’s Movie...read more
Early bird pricing for this terrific annual event ends August 31st. The greatest gathering of animation talent on the planet comes to the City of Burbank from Friday, November 21st through Sunday, November 23rd. There is no other event where you can meet so many animation industry icons under one roof. Make contacts, learn new techniques and meet with recruiters. Register online or call today (818) 827-7138. The Annie Award winning CTN eXpo takes place at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center with ample discounted parking and is conveniently...read more
You are invited to a private event at the Walt Disney Family Museum on THURSDAY, AUGUST 28th hosted by Women in Animation San Francisco. Schedule for the evening: - 5:00pm – 8:00pm: Mary Blair and other WDFM galleries open, mix and mingle with other professional Bay Area women in animation while sipping wine and enjoying music - 8:00pm – 9:00pm: Talk by guest speaker Lynwen Brennan – The President of ILM - 9:00pm – 10:00pm: Enjoy some more mingling, more music, and more wine! Tickets are only $15 for WIA members, $20...read more
Chuck 102-Gether is a film festival tribute to the teams that created the Golden Age of Warner Bros. cartoons. For the first time ever, the families of many of the great directors, producers, writers and more of the era will come together, including the families of Tex Avery, Robert Clampett, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson, as well as Leon Schlesinger, Mel Blanc, Michael Maltese. Also expected to appear are living members of the Warner Bros. team, June Foray, Auril Thompson, and Martha Segal. Tickets just $10 to $50. Order...read more
Co-Hosted by Stuart Ng Books, the Center Stage Gallery is hosting a book signing with the awesome and prolific artist, Kim Jung Gi! There There will be networking, book signing as well as refreshments. This will take the place of our regularly scheduled Wednesday Uninstructed Sketch Night. So come join us tonight from 7-10pm! For more information, to RSVP, or buy books, you can go to: http://eventregistration.ctnadmin.com/event_details.php?id=29 Pin...read more
On Wednesday, August 13th at 6:30 PM, Women in Animation presents the next event in a series of panels on professional development: Creating Characters. This event is free for all WIA members, and $25 for non-members. Six top writers, character designers, and voice actors will discuss their methods for creating characters, how their tasks and methods both overlap and differ, and how what they do affects the shows and films they’re working on. For more information on this event click here. Pin...read more
The Kilkenny, Ireland-based Cartoon Saloon animation studio gave a presentation on Tuesday night at Woodbury University in Burbank, California. This was the same presentation that Cartoon Saloon gave at the 2014 Comic-Con International in San Diego the previous week, repeated for ASIFA-Hollywood members before Cartoon Saloon went back to Ireland. The presentation was on Cartoon Saloon’s second theatrical animated feature, Song of the Sea, due to be finished and released in America later this year by GKIDS. The presenters were Tomm...read more
Members of ASIFA and up to three (3) guests are invited to a very special screening of Bill Plympton’s Cheatin’ The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Bill Plympton! Tuesday, August 12 at 7PM DreamWorks Animation Campanile Theater – 1000 Flower Street, Glendale, CA Members of ASIFA will be sent information on how to RSVP. CHEATIN’ is unrated. Some material may not be suitable for children. Parental Caution is advised Pin...read more
Disney and ASIFA-Hollywood cordially invite you and your family (up to three guests) to a 3-D screening of Planes: Fire & Rescue Saturday, July 19, 11:00 am The Pacific Design Center (PDC) SilverScreen Theater 8687 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90069 Running time: 83 minutes. Screened in 3-D. Rating: PG Members of ASIFA-Hollywood will receive information via email on how to RSVP for this event. Complimentary parking is available in the PDC parking structure, enter off Melrose. Members will be asked to present their membership card at...read more