• Texas Honors #Tex #Avery With Tex Avery Day

    By David.Derks on February 26, 2014
    February 22nd has been declared a local holiday by the animation legend’s hometown of Taylor, Texas. Celebrating the creator of Bugs Bunny and other Looney Tunes characters, Tex was born in Taylor in 1908. Last week, the city honored him with a Texas State Historical Marker, screened some of his cartoons and unveiled a portrait. The special event took place […]
  • Call for Projects: #McLaren Wall-to-Wall

    By David.Derks on December 18, 2013
    Norman McLaren is one of the most renowned animation filmmakers in the world. In 2014 the Quartier des Spectacles and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will partner to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth by dedicating to him the ensemble of video-projection façades in Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles. This is an invitation to filmmakers and creators from […]
  • Submit Your Animation Film or Project Online for #Annecy 2014

    By David.Derks on December 3, 2013
    At the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, you can check out the latest animated gems, find out about current and future trends, meet your favorite film directors and up-and-coming talents, and connect with new associates and partners in the fun and friendly atmosphere. If you want to participate in the festival, you can submit your film to compete in the […]
  • NW #Animation Fest Accepting Submissions for 2014

    By David.Derks on November 26, 2013
    The Northwest Animation Festival is now accepting film entries for 2014. Entry is FREE if you get your film in by Dec 1. Send films via online transfer using wetransfer.com, vimeo, or the service of your choice. The simple 20-question entry form can be sent via email. Submit here: www.nwanimationfest.com/2014-submit NW Animation Fest is a variety show that celebrates the […]
  • 10th International #Animation Festival Hiroshima 2014

    By David.Derks on November 26, 2013
    The Fifteenth International Animation Festival Hiroshima Festival 2014 will be held from August 21st to 25th next summer in Hiroshima, Japan. It will be their special edition, commemorating its 30th anniversary of the establishment of the festival office in 1984 organizing the very first festival HIROSHIMA ’85. Since then, they have been very fortunate to be able to continue and unfold […]
  • Member Discounts for CTN Animation Expo

    By David.Derks on September 1, 2013
    CTN Animation Expo (CTNx) is an annual 3-day animation convention that focuses on putting “the talent” center stage. The event will take place November 15 through 17, 2013 at the Burbank Marriott Hotel. Early bird pricing for the Expo discontinues on August 31. ASIFA member discount code is ASIFAX13. Visit the site by clicking here for more information and to […]
  • ‘Lady and Tramp’ animator John Wilson, one of the founders of ASIFA-Hollywood, dies at 93

    By David.Derks on July 15, 2013
    Pioneering animation producer and director John Wilson, who worked on everything from “Lady & the Tramp,” an Igor Stravinsky ballet film and “Grease,” and whose animated films featuring popular music paved the way for music videos, died June 20 in a nursing home in Blackpool, England. He was 93.  Wilson was a decorated veteran of the British African campaign during WWII, a member of […]
  • Stay Tuned! TURBO is fast approaching!

    By David.Derks on July 15, 2013
    Stay Tuned! TURBO is fast approaching! Be sure to look out for an email for the ASIFA screening details soon!
  • Film Titan Ray Harryhausen Dies At Age 92

    By David.Derks on May 8, 2013
    We are sorry to report that Ray Harryhausen, who brought sword-fighting skeletons to the movie Jason and the Argonauts and was known as the master of stop-motion animation for his work on that and other films such as Clash of the Titans, The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad and 20 Million Miles to Earth, has died. Harryhausen, who was a producer […]
  • 2012 Oscar Animated Shorts Showcase

    By David.Derks on February 14, 2013
    Animation World Network and ASIFA-Hollywood Proudly Present 2012 Oscar Animated Shorts Showcase. Members and up to four (4) guests are invited to watch the Oscar nominated animated shorts. A key fixture of the awards season, the Oscar Animated Shorts Showcase is the only opportunity for industry audiences outside of the Motion Picture Academy to watch the nominated shorts prior to the 85th […]