Special News

  • 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. […]
  • Best Annie Tweets

    By David.Derks on May 6, 2015
    We enjoy reading our followers’ tweets on Twitter to see what everyone is up to and the animated adventures they’re involved with. There never seems to be a shortage of animated attractions and distractions around Los Angeles and other parts of the globe, and your tweets put a smile on our faces. This month, we wanted to look back at […]
  • ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annual General Membership Meeting on April 30th

    By David.Derks on April 26, 2015
    Our annual General Membership meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 30, 6:30 at the Animation Guild. At the meeting, we will go over the past year’s accomplishments, our plans for the coming year, hold elections for terming-out board members and answer all of your questions. We’ll even have time for a little fun and frivolity, including a screening of CODA, […]
  • Best Tweets: What People Were Saying in March 2015

    By David.Derks on March 25, 2015
    ASIFA-Hollywood has been watching you, our members and fans, on Twitter to see what’s trending in all parts of the globe. We’ve got to hand it everyone that your participation in social media brightens our day. We also noticed that the Annie Awards continues to be discussed online, which adds something special to social media. There were even a few […]
  • Dragon 2 Wins Best Animated Feature at 42nd Annie Awards

    By David.Derks on January 31, 2015
    DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ took Best Animated Feature top honors at the 42nd Annual Annie Awards held Saturday, January 31 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The Best Animated Special Production was awarded to ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ (Voyager Pictures LLC); Best Animated Short Subject ‘Feast’ (Walt Disney Animation Studios); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial ‘Flight of the Stories’ […]