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About Us

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:

ANNIE AWARDS
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.

ANIMATION ARCHIVES
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.

MEMBERS’ EVENTS
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.

CTNx: Animation Educators Forum

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in News, Special Events | 0 comments

CTNx: Animation Educators Forum

Join animation educators from around the globe as we discuss approaches to navigating the open seas of short film distribution: Birds of a Feather Discussion: Navigating the Film Festival Maelstrom 2015: What Your Students Should Know About Film Festival, Web Venues and Contests. November 22, 2014 from 10:30 ro 11:15 AM.. at CTNx 2014 in the Executive Boardroom. Burbank Marriott Hotel & Convention Center 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505 For a student who just completed a short film, knowing how to make the next move can be daunting....

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The Penguins of Madagascar Members Screening

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Screenings, Special Events | 0 comments

The Penguins of Madagascar Members Screening

DreamWorks Animation and Twentieth Century Fox invite members of ASIFA-Hollywood and their families (member +3) to a special ASIFA-Hollywood 3D Screening of The Penguins of Madagascar SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd at 11:00 a.m. The Zanuck Theatre (on the Fox lot) 10201 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles 90064 Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private, joining forces with a sleek undercover organization led by debonair “Agent Classified “ to stop the villainous...

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Song of the Sea Members Screening

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Screenings, Special Events | 0 comments

Song of the Sea Members Screening

GKIDS proudly invites ASIFA-Hollywood members (and a guest) to an exclusive pre-release screening of SONG OF THE SEA, the latest film from Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells) and Cartoon Saloon. Song of the Sea tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on...

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The CTN Animation eXpo Is Coming Up!

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014 in News, Special Events | 0 comments

The CTN Animation eXpo Is Coming Up!

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 located across the street from the Burbank Airport and Amtrak...

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Actors for Autism’s AMVA Film Festival

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014 in News, Special Events | 0 comments

Actors for Autism’s AMVA Film Festival

Actors for Autism invites you to the AMVA Film Festival that will feature amazing live action and animated films created by their very own AMVA Film and Animation students. Don’t miss this event! Date: Wednesday, November 19th Time: 6:15-9:15pm Location: Los Feliz Vintage Theaters, 1822 Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027 Admission: FREE CELEBRITY GUESTS! Actors for Autism is a performing arts and digital film making organization that provides programs for individuals with disabilities ages six and up. Programs include acting, film...

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One Plus Hub Event for Six Point Harness

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in News, Special Events | 0 comments

One Plus Hub Event for Six Point Harness

Join One Plus Hub at the animation studio Six Point Harness to celebrate their new location in Echo Park, Los Angeles! 6PH will provide free beer, wine and music. Lime Truck LA will be there for anyone who brings cash and an appetite. No need to RSVP – just show up! When: Wednesday, November 12, 7pm-10pm Where: 1759 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026 (Echo Park) Valet parking will be available off of the Aaron St. entrance. Pin...

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Rio 2 Member Screenings

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Events, Special Events | 0 comments

Rio 2 Member Screenings

Twentieth Century Fox Animation invites member of ASIFA and their families to attend a screening of RIO 2. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 11:00 AM OR Saturday, November 15, 2014, 11:00 AM Darryl F. Zanuck Theatre Fox Studios 10201 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90064 It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they find themselves in the wilds of the Amazon. The RIO characters are back, and they’re joined by Andy Garcia, Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth and Rita Moreno. RIO 2 also features...

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Giovanni’s Island Screening for ASIFA and AMPAS Members

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Screenings, Special Events | 0 comments

Giovanni’s Island Screening for ASIFA and AMPAS Members

From November 7 through November 13, members of ASIFA and AMPAS are invited to see Giovanni’s Island. Laemmle Encino Town Center 5 17200 Ventura Blvd #212 Encino, CA 91316 Your membership cards will admit you and one guest to any screening, subject to availability. The story follows two brothers, Junpei and Kanta, who live on the island of Shikotan, shortly after the World War II. Giovanni’s Island is a 2014 Japanese anime film directed by Mizuho Nishikubo and produced by Production I.G and co-produced and presented by the Japan...

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Lost Your Membership Card or Don’t Have One?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in News, Special Events | 0 comments

Lost Your Membership Card or Don’t Have One?

Now that we are asking for membership cards before most of our screenings and events, new members or folks who have lost their cards keep asking how they can get a replacement or temporary card. It’s easy! Simply go on line to the ASIFA-Hollywood website and click on Membership. The drop-down menu will contain a prompt for Membership Card. When you click on that, the site will ask you to log in and then your membership card, including your personal QR code will pop up. You can print out you card or even transfer it to your smart phone....

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Big Hero 6 Members Screening

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Screenings, Special Events | 0 comments

Big Hero 6 Members Screening

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, BIG HERO 6 is an original comedy-adventure about the poignant friendship that develops between a robotics prodigy and an extraordinary robot as they embark on a life-changing journey to unravel the mystery behind a devastating event. BIG HERO 6 is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). Please note: Early arrival is highly recommended as seating is on a first come first served basis. ASIFA members will be asked to present their...

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