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Member Benefits

Member Benefits as an Individual

So What Does ASIFA Do? If you love animation, you’ll find lots to do as a member of ASIFA-Hollywood. Here are just a few of our ongoing projects and programs:

  1. Members Events and Screenings: Throughout the year, we host a packed calendar of events, including screenings of rare cartoons, members only sneak peeks at current animated features and shows, lectures and workshops by noted animation professionals and social networking meetings. For up to date info on our activities, bookmark our Calendar of Events for more info.
  2. The Annie Awards: First held in 1972, the Annie Awards have grown to become animation’s highest honor. The Annies are dedicated to honoring the best animated films of the year, as well as recognizing individual achievement. Qualified members of ASIFA-Hollywood may vote for the winners. See AnnieAwards.org for more info.
  3. And there’s more…ASIFA-Hollywood is at the forefront of the LA animation scene. We preserve films in danger of being lost to nitrate deterioration through our Animated Film Preservation Project. We contribute to animation’s educational standards and resources via our very lively Animation Educators Forum (www.animationeducatorsforum.org) And we maintain a charitable fund, The Animation Aid Foundation, and we foster education through the Stephen Bosustow and Art Babbitt Educational Endowment Funds. Click here so sign up as a member

Corporate Memberships

A corporate membership to ASIFA-Hollywood is a great way to give an important benefit to your valued employees. Each member, either Pro or Associate, will receive news and information on upcoming events, seminars and screenings throughout the year. Qualified professional members may also vote in the Annie Awards. Corporate members are also recognized throughout the year on our e-mail blasts and website as well as the annual Annie Award program.

ASIFA-Hollywood Corporate Memberships start at $7500. In the simplest iteration, this would cover 50 Pro-level memberships at $150 per member. Currently, there are no discounts for members enrolled over the $7500 threshold, though the discount structure could change this year. It is important to note that a corporate membership can be made up of some Pro and some Associate members. In all cases, the threshold to be listed as a Corporate Member on our websites, e-blasts and Annie program book remains $7500.
An Associate membership is $45. This level is designed for students, aficionados and people in the business who want to be members but do not qualify as production pros (eg: legal department, human resources, office management, etc.). Associate members cannot vote for the Annies and cannot submit nominations (except for the Best Student Film category). Associate members can serve as submission coordinators  (ie: do the paperwork, organize entry materials, etc.) but, officially, the submission must be signed by a Pro-level member.
Pro-level entitles a qualified member to vote and also submit nominees for Annies (Nominees themselves do not have to be ASIFA members, but their submitters do.) Besides the other benefits of membership, Pros are also entitled to whatever screeners the studios send out.
All Pro-level membership dues, either via a corporate membership or paid individually, must be current to vote for the Annies. Deadline to enroll or renew and be able to vote is November 5th, 2014.
For further information, please contact us at membership@asifa-hollywood.org.