Author archive for David.Derks

  • The ANIMATION IS FILM Festival Begins This Weekend

    By David.Derks on October 19, 2017
    ASIFA-Hollywood is partnering with the ANIMATION IS FILM festival to make discounted tickets available to our members (and any members of other ASIFA chapters) for a great line up of films and events! ANIMATION IS FILM is a major animation festival taking place October 20-22, 2017 at the historic Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. This is an official ASIFA-Hollywood sanctioned […]
  • Members Special Pre-Release Screening of Olaf’s Frozen Adventure

    By David.Derks on October 17, 2017
    In Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 21-minute featurette “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” Olaf teams up with Sven on a merry mission to bring home the best traditions and save Anna and Elsa’s first Christmas in forever. Featuring Josh Gad, Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Chris Williams. Directed by Stevie Wermers-Skelton and Kevin Deters. Produced by Roy Conli. Original songs by […]
  • VIP Tickets On Sale for the 45th Annie Awards

    By David.Derks on October 17, 2017
    BURBANK, Calif. (October 17, 2017) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced today that VIP tickets for the 45th Annual Annie Awards™ are now on sale at annieawards.org/tickets. The 45th Annual Annie Awards™ ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The price of a VIP ticket admits you to the pre- and post- […]
  • UCLA and the Hammer Museum Present a Free Screening of DUCK SOUP

    By David.Derks on September 18, 2017
    When the tiny nation of Freedonia goes bankrupt, its wealthy benefactor, Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont), insists that the wacky Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) become the country’s president. The neighboring country of Sylvania sends two spies—Pinky (Harpo Marx) and Chicolini (Chico Marx)—to set the stage for a revolution. Filled with genius gags and physical comedy, this satirical romp represents classic […]
  • ANIMATION IS FILM Festival Discounted Tickets for ASIFA Members Available for Pre-Sale Now!

    By David.Derks on September 18, 2017
    ASIFA-Hollywood is partnering with the new ANIMATION IS FILM festival to make discounted tickets available to our members today, before they go on sale to the public! ANIMATION IS FILM is a major animation festival taking place October 20-22, 2017 at the historic Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. The Festival will present a highly selective showcase of the best animated […]
  • Animation Education Forum Selects 2017-18 Scholarship Recipients

    By David.Derks on September 18, 2017
    BURBANK, Calif. (September 18, 2017) – ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum (AEF) recently selected seven (7) animation students to receive a total of $31,000 in scholarships for academic year 2017-2018. According to the AEF judges, applications came in from all around the world, and each had their own passionate stories to tell. The AEF scholarships are merit-based and designed […]
  • The 15th Annual 24 Hours Student Contest Is Back!

    By David.Derks on September 13, 2017
    The 24 HOURS Animation Contest for Students will take place from Friday October 6th at 3pm PST to Saturday October 7th at 4pm. Students from around the world compete in teams of 5 to complete a 30 second animated film in just 24 Hours. Even with these tight constraints – many teams actually complete their films…in color!!! Teams will need […]
  • Screenings of Interest at the American Cinematheque

    By David.Derks on September 4, 2017
    THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Sat, Sep 16, 2017 • 7:30pm Retroformat presents Universal ‘s 1923 super-production, with its classic portrayal of Quasimodo, the bell ringer of Notre Dame by Lon Chaney, Sr. Special guest Dave Slaughter will also be on hand with the untold story of his grandfather, silent movie actor John Gough, and his brief-but-memorable role in THE […]
  • 2017 Membership Drive

    By David.Derks on August 26, 2017
    ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annual Membership Drive is also happening now. Final deadline to join ASIFA-Hollywood or to renew membership and register to participate in the 45th Annie Award voting is midnight Monday, December 18. Delivery of screeners, however, is not guaranteed unless professional memberships are current as of November 20. For more information and to renew current memberships, please visit the Membership […]
  • 45th Annual Annie Awards Call for Nominating Committee Judges

    By David.Derks on August 26, 2017
    Now through September 18, ASIFA-Hollywood will be conducting the 45th Annual Annie Awards Call for Nominating Committee Judges. All judges, whether they have applied in the past or are enrolling for the first time, must submit a new application. To be considered for a nominating committee, judges do not need to be ASIFA-Hollywood members, but must have an established career […]