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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.

Throwback Thursday #TBT: Inside The Lines

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in News, Special Events | 0 comments

Throwback Thursday #TBT: Inside The Lines

On April 17, 2005, ASIFA-Hollywood celebrated the publication of Martha Sigall’s book, Living Life In Side The Lines: Tales From The Golden Age of Animation, and a special birthday celebration at the Van Eaton Animation Art Gallery in Sherman Oaks. Written with warmth, humor, and a touch of nostalgia, Living Life In Side The Lines: Tales From The Golden Age of Animation is a rarely told story of what it was like to be a part of a team of artists who were creating masterpieces of animation. Martha recalls her lifelong friendships with...

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Get Updates For #ASIFA-Hollywood On #Tumblr!

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in News, Special Events | 0 comments

Get Updates For #ASIFA-Hollywood On #Tumblr!

You can now get all the latest and greatest news from ASIFA-Hollywood on Tumblr. From screenings and news to up-to-date information on events like San Diego Comic Con, we’ll have everything you need at the click of a button. To view our Tumblr page, click here: ASIFA-Hollywood on Tumblr. If you follow us we’ll follow you back! Pin It

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Throwback Thursday #TBT: #ASIFA-Hollywood at #CTNX

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in News, Special Events | 0 comments

Throwback Thursday #TBT: #ASIFA-Hollywood at #CTNX

Back in 2011, ASIFA-Hollywood was a participant at the CTN Animation eXpo! The Creative Talent Network worked with some of the best in animation and illustration and brought attendees to a slew of must-see events! With over 50 speaker sessions, 35 workshops, 100 live demonstrations, book signings, recruiting and an exhibit floor visitors felt like they just walked into the greatest studio in the world. Photos from the 2011 event can be seen at the bottom of this page. CTNX in 2014 CTNX will be coming to the city of Burbank once again from...

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Press Release: 2015 #AnnieAwards Date

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in News, Special Events | 0 comments

Press Release: 2015 #AnnieAwards Date

BURBANK, Calif. (April 9, 2014) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced the date for the 42nd Annual Annie Awards – Saturday, January 31, 2015. The event will be held for the sixth consecutive year at historic Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA. Details and deadlines for the event as they become available can be found on the Annies website at www.annieawards.org. ASIFA-Hollywood is the world’s first and foremost professional organization dedicated to promoting the Art of Animation and celebrating the...

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There’s Still Time for Register Early for 2014 #CTNX

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Festivals, Special Events | 0 comments

There’s Still Time for Register Early for 2014 #CTNX

The CTN Animation eXpo (CTNX) comes to the city of Burbank once again from Friday, November 21st through Sunday, November 23rd. Early Bird ticket pricing ends April 15th.  CTNX takes place at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center, conveniently located across the street from the Burbank Airport and Amtrak Station. Discounted parking at the hotel will be available. ASIFA members will get a discount on any 1-day or 3-day pass. The code will be sent to members via email. Early bird tickets are $45 for exhibit floor, $85 for a 1-day pass, $150...

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Throwback Thursday #TBT: A Tribute to Daws Butler

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in News, Special Events | 0 comments

Throwback Thursday #TBT: A Tribute to Daws Butler

On July 31, 2003 #ASIFA-Hollywood presented a tribute to voice-acting legend Daws Butler at the Glendale Public Library Auditorium. The event was hosted by Joe Bevilacqua and included panelists June Foray, Corey Burton and Nancy Cartwright. The panelists performed one of Butler’s workshop scripts live as well as play rare recordings of Butler’s performances. The event also included a Q&A session. Pin It

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#RIO 2: Members Special Screening

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Screenings, Special Events | 0 comments

#RIO 2: Members Special Screening

Blue Sky Studios and Twentieth Century Fox are pleased to invite ASIFA-Hollywood Members and their Families (maximum of four guests, please) to a Special Screening of RIO 2 Sunday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. Zanuck Theatre (on the Fox Lot) The 10201 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, California 90064 Members of ASIFA-Hollywood will receive information on how to RSVP for this special screening via email. Members will be asked to present their ASIFA membership card at the door. RIO 2’s running time is 1 hour, 41 minutes. Rated G. About RIO...

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On the Road Again with #CTN’s Second Annual #Burbank “Road Trip” Event

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Events, Special Events | 0 comments

On the Road Again with #CTN’s Second Annual #Burbank “Road Trip” Event

On April 19th and 20th, the Creative Talent Network, in association with the Downtown Burbank Arts Festival, is hosting another fun outdoor weekend event. The “Road Trip” will feature many members of our animation community participating in this very casual event designed for you to meet artists, buy books and artwork and have FUN!! The event will be located at San Fernando Boulevard, between Angeleno Avenue and Olive Avenue in Burbank. Click here for a map. CTN has reserved one entire block to showcase animation talent and artistic...

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Robot Chicken and DC at #Iam8bit Gallery

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in News, Special Events | 0 comments

Robot Chicken and DC at #Iam8bit Gallery

On Friday, March 28th and for the third year in a row, Iam8bit Gallery in Echo Park teamed up with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios for another Robot Chicken extravaganza. But this time, DC Comics was involved, too. Lots of favorite Robot Chicken and DC artists (and other special friends) displayed their work, with all proceeds going to a wonderful charity, OPCC’s Turning Point. This one night only event packed in many individuals from the animation community, as well as fans and animation aficionados. About Turning Point An interim housing...

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Throwback Thursday #TBT: #Disney The Little Mermaid 20th Reunion

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in News, Special Events | 0 comments

Throwback Thursday #TBT: #Disney The Little Mermaid 20th Reunion

Back in 2009, ASIFA-Hollywood hosted the 20th anniversary of Disney’s The Little Mermaid at Woodbury University. Moderated by Tom Sito, the evening included anecdotes from the directors, animators and other production staff. Here’s the content advertising the then upcoming event: ASIFA-Hollywood Proudly Presents The Little Mermaid Twentieth Anniversary Reunion Fletcher Jones Foundation Auditorium Woodbury University 7500 Glenoaks Bl, Burbank, California Thursday, May 21, 2009 7-10 PM Special guests for the panels will include...

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