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FleischerFest This Saturday at The Steve Allen Theater!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Screenings, Special Events | 0 comments

FleischerFest This Saturday at The Steve Allen Theater!

This Saturday, January 24, Jerry Beck will be curating FleischerFest, a celebration of the cartoons of Dave and Max Fleischer. It’s also a tribute to the animators responsible for Koko the Clown, Betty Boop, Popeye, the original Superman cartoons, the sing-along Bouncing Ball cartoons, and much more! Cartoons will be primarily projected on 16mm film (but there will be some digital surprises too). The festivities begin at 2pm with a marathon of Fleischer Talkartoons. Special guests, like Max Fleischer’s grandson Mark Fleischer, will...

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Annie Awards Will Be Streamed Live

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Special Events | 0 comments

Annie Awards Will Be Streamed Live

But What If I Can’t Go to the Annies? What? We won’t see you at the awards this year? We’ll, you can still see us! Watch the ceremony on our live stream. The broadcast begins at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on Saturday, January 31st. Animation Scoop, Jerry Beck’s Indiewire blog will also link to the ceremony, so you can catch the stream there as well. Make sure to tune in for all of the fun! Pin...

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Annie Awards VIP Tickets Almost Sold Out!

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in News, Special Events | 0 comments

Annie Awards VIP Tickets Almost Sold Out!

There are just a few VIP tickets left for this year’s Annie Awards, so if you are still thinking about attending this gala evening, don’t procrastinate any longer! This may be your last chance to buy the remaining passes that will get you into not only the ceremony, but also the pre-award cocktail party and the after party and dinner; always high points of the Animation year! For VIP tickets, please contact Gretchen Houser at Gretchen@annieawards.org. For reduced cost, ceremony only tickets, your best best will be to phone UCLA for General...

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From Our Friends at ASIFA-East

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Events, Special Events | 0 comments

From Our Friends at ASIFA-East

ASIFA-EAST 2015 Animation Festival Call for Entires ASIFA-East is currently accepting entries for the 2015 ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival.  Awards will be given out across a variety of categories and craft from Student, Commissioned, and Independent entries to excellence in writing, design, and animation. All films are due February 27th, 2015. Please visit their website to learn more about submission requirements and screening information. Jury screenings will be held in March of 2015, with an Awards Ceremony on May 17th, 2015. All current...

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In Remembrance

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in News, Special Events | 0 comments

In Remembrance

Many of us may have forgotten, or perhaps have never known that ASIFA began, at least in part as a political organization. During the 1960s, some cartoonists and animators, and especially those living in what was then called the Eastern Bloc, would run afoul of their repressive governments. The founding members of ASIFA organized to support them by sponsoring letter writing campaigns, sending material support and otherwise drawing the public’s attention to whatever situation was at hand. So, bound up with our art form’s own rich...

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Annie Award Voting Continues

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in News, Special Events | 0 comments

Annie Award Voting Continues

Pro-members who have qualified to vote now have this year’s Annie Award ballots and voting instructions. All qualified voters are able to vote in every category, though they will not have to vote in every category to complete their ballot. In most cases, members will be able to watch a video clip from each of the nominees. In some categories, the entire project will be posted. In others, a collection of stills will be available. Voters who have already seen the work are able to “scrub through” the clips or skip them entirely. Annie Award...

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Annie Award Ballots Are On The Way Today!

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in News, Special Events | 0 comments

Annie Award Ballots Are On The Way Today!

If you are a pro-member who has qualified to vote for the Annies, this year’s online ballot is on it’s way to you today! Your vote is critical to a fair and balanced selection process. Voting instructions will be sent along with your ballot. Here is a preview: All qualified voters will be able to vote in every category, though you will not have to vote in every category to complete your ballot. In most cases, you will be able to watch a video clip from each of the nominees. In some categories, the entire project will be posted, In others,...

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Happy Holidays!

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in Screenings, Special Events | 0 comments

Happy Holidays!

Our Best Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy and Healthy 2015!             Pin It

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The Annie Award Ballot is Coming Soon!

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in News, Special Events | 0 comments

The Annie Award Ballot is Coming Soon!

On January 2nd, this year’s ballots for the 42nd Annie Awards will be coming to all of ASIFA-Hollywood’s pro-level members who have qualified to vote. (Please note, associate level members do not have voting privileges.) If you are a pro-level member, you might want to check your voting status. It is likely that you have already been approved to vote, but if you haven’t yet applied or your status is marked as undecided, you’ll see an area where you can apply. Once you are there, you can upload in a description of your...

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Greatest Cartoons Ever! Big Screen Event at the Historic Alex Theatre

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Events, Special Events | 0 comments

Greatest Cartoons Ever! Big Screen Event at the Historic Alex Theatre

Looking for something GREAT to do on Christmas weekend? Get in touch with your own animation roots or just have fun introducing your family to some of the “Greatest Cartoons Ever!” Jerry Beck and Frank Gladstone have programmed a wonderful line up of cartoons from Hollywood’s Golden Age, when every feature film was preceded by an animated short subject. Saturday, December 27, 2014, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM Alex Theatre 216 North Brand Boulevard Glendale, CA 91203 Watching these cartoons as they were meant to be seen: on the BIG...

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