Special Events

  • Animation Educators, the 24 HOUR Animation Contest is Back!

    By David.Derks on September 23, 2014
    This year the contest will take place on Friday, September 26th at 4pm PST to Saturday September 27th at 5pm. This is the contest’s 7th year. We are almost doubling our participants every year. Last year we had 50 teams (250 students) from 11 schools participating, the largest year yet! This contest will teach students much about working together, meeting […]
  • ASIFA-Hollywood Commences The 2014 Membership Drive

    By David.Derks on September 15, 2014
    This week, in anticipation of the Annie Award season, our annual membership drive commences. In fact, you may have received a note from us during the last week or two, explaining that your membership has expired or is about to, and that it is time to renew. If you are a corporate sponsored member, your studio is probably compiling its […]
  • Join a Crazy Quest for Sanity! “Rocks In My Pockets”… A Funny Film about Depression

    By David.Derks on September 3, 2014
    Signe Baumane’s new feature film,”Rocks In My Pockets” will screen in LA at Laemmle Royal September 12th through the 18th, with a free (no reservations: first come, first served) sneak preview at the Cinefamily on September 10th. This much lauded independent animated feature employs a very rare animation technique, using stop motion backgrounds with 2D hand drawn animation to tell […]
  • Call for Entries’ for 42nd Annie Awards Begin Today!

    By David.Derks on September 3, 2014
    The “Call for Entries” begins today for the 42nd Annual Annie Awards. There are 36 categories this year, which include Production, Achievement and Special Juried awards. Please use this link for the online submissions portal. Step-by-step instructions are available at the Annie Awards Website, and so are the Categories and Rules.  If you need help, please contact us via email. […]
  • One Plus Hub September Event

    By David.Derks on August 27, 2014
    Join One Plus Hub on the campus of Sony Pictures Animation & Sony Pictures Imageworks for an evening of meeting up, eating & drinking, and celebrating the studio’s movies. No need to RSVP – just show up! When: Wednesday, September 10, 7pm-10pm Where: Sony Pictures Animation & Sony Pictures Imageworks, 9050 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
  • John Canemaker Celebrates Winsor McCay and Walt Disney at the Academy

    By David.Derks on August 26, 2014
    Oscar and Annie winning animator, John Canemaker, will be at the Motion Picture Academy on September 13th hosting a not-to-be-missed presentation, that examines some of the art form’s most remarkable early achievements. “Animation Masters: John Canemaker Celebrates Winsor McCay and Walt Disney” will feature rare footage and art. The presentation will be in three parts: “Gertie the Dinosaur and the […]
  • Have you registered for the Creative Talent Network’s Animation eXpo?

    By David.Derks on August 26, 2014
    Early bird pricing for this terrific annual event ends August 31st. 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. […]
  • Women in Animation Event At Walt Disney Family Museum

    By David.Derks on August 26, 2014
    You are invited to a private event at the Walt Disney Family Museum on THURSDAY, AUGUST 28th hosted by Women in Animation San Francisco. Schedule for the evening: – 5:00pm – 8:00pm: Mary Blair and other WDFM galleries open, mix and mingle with other professional Bay Area women in animation while sipping wine and enjoying music – 8:00pm – 9:00pm: […]
  • Chuck Jones 102Gether: A Celebration of Collaborative Creativity

    By David.Derks on August 26, 2014
    Chuck 102-Gether is a film festival tribute to the teams that created the Golden Age of Warner Bros. cartoons. For the first time ever, the families of many of the great directors, producers, writers and more of the era will come together, including the families of Tex Avery,  Robert Clampett,  Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson, as well as Leon […]
  • Kim Jung Gi Book Signing Event Tonight at the Center Stage Gallery!

    By David.Derks on August 6, 2014
    Co-Hosted by Stuart Ng Books, the Center Stage Gallery is hosting a book signing with the awesome and prolific artist, Kim Jung Gi!  There There will be networking, book signing as well as refreshments.  This will take the place of our regularly scheduled Wednesday Uninstructed Sketch Night. So come join us tonight from 7-10pm! For more information, to RSVP, or […]