Special News

  • Little Yellow Wack Jobs Are On The Way!

    By David.Derks on July 1, 2015
    Seen any engaging little yellow creatures lately? Soon you’ll be seeing millions of ‘em! An ASIFA-Hollywood screening of MINIONS is scheduled to be announced next week. Stay tooned!
  • The Reel at Woodbury University

    By David.Derks on June 23, 2015
    You are invited to join Woodbury University for the best live-action and animated films created by the Filmmaking and Animation. The Reel provides an opportunity for the students of Woodbury University Filmmaking and Animation to present a selection of their best films to professional colleagues in the entertainment industry. Members of Woodbury’s administration and faculty will be present before and […]
  • Animation at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival – Part 2

    By David.Derks on May 29, 2015
    In the French city of Cannes, reporters are now packing their suitcases, stuffing their tote bags with swag they collected over the past few weeks, and rubbing their eyes after two glorious weeks at the film festival that put Cannes on the map of filmmaking. After the city empties out, they’ll have to remember why they drank so much champagne […]
  • An Evening with Lynn Dana Wilton

    By David.Derks on May 29, 2015
    Come meet Canadian animator Lynn Dana Wilton as she brings a program of shorts, including some of her own, from the Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) with whom she frequently works. Join in as she discusses the challenges of independent filmmaking in the changing cultural landscape, as well as the benefits of surviving long enough to see your favorite techniques […]
  • Animation at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival

    By David.Derks on May 18, 2015
    The Cannes Film Festival is in full swing and the animation community is making its presence known in the south of France. Since 1939, when Cannes was created in reaction to Nazism’s corrupt influence over the Venice Film Festival, the French film festival has provided 69 years of cinematic moments that were both controversial and genre-defying. However, not all things […]
  • ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum Offers Scholarships

    By David.Derks on May 12, 2015
    Our scholarships are merit-based awards designed to support college students in continuing their education in the field of animation.
  • General Membership Meeting

    By David.Derks on May 11, 2015
    This year’s annual ASIFA-Hollywood General Membership meeting that was held at the Animation Guild Center on April 30, went off without a hitch. Members started arriving at 6:30 for a dinner catered by Portos Bakery. This included sandwiches, pastries and hand-made desserts. By 7:00, ASIFA-Hollywood president Jerry Beck called the meeting to order and handed the agenda over to executive […]
  • Special ASIFA-Hollywood Member Screenings Are On the Way!

    By David.Derks on May 10, 2015
    Coming soon for members of ASIFA-Hollywood are special screenings of Pixar’s highly anticipated Inside Out and DreamWorks TV’s new series Dragons: Race to the Edge and Dinotrux. Keep watching here, our eblasts and social media for details on these and other upcoming events.
  • Animation Preservation: Bed Time

    By David.Derks on May 9, 2015
    Under the auspices of Scott MacQueen, the Head of ‪‎Preservation‬ at the UCLA Film & Television Archive, ASIFA-Hollywood has been focused on restoring animated films that are in serious need of saving. We're currently in the process of restoring the Max Fleischer Screen Song cartoon "Dinah"
  • Annecy Gets Ready for June Event

    By David.Derks on May 7, 2015
    The Annecy International Animation Film Festival (Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy, abbreviated as AIAFF) was created in 1960 and is scheduled to take place June 15 through June 20 in the town of Annecy, France. Originally organized to occur every two years, the festival became an annual event in 1998. It is one of the four international animated film festivals sponsored by ASIFA International. […]