Author archive for David.Derks

  • GKids and Nickelodeon Special Screenings of Lu Over The Wall and The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl

    By David.Derks on September 8, 2018
    The first two films on the GKIDS 2018 feature film slate, LU OVER THE WALL and NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL will screen for ASIFA Members at Nickelodeon on September 14th and 19th respectively. Lu Over The Wall Kai is a gloomy but talented middle school student. His classmates invite him to join their garage band, but their practice […]
  • The American Cinematheque Presents Classic Animation On the Big Screen

    By David.Derks on August 26, 2018
    Friday, August 31 – 7:30 PM 50th Anniversary! YELLOW SUBMARINE 1968, Abramorama, 85 min. Dir. George Dunning Once upon a time, or maybe twice, there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland, a place where happiness and music reigned supreme. But all was threatened when the terrible Blue Meanies declared war and sent in their army to destroy all that was […]
  • ASIFA’s Annual Membership Drive, Now Through December 15. 2018

    By David.Derks on August 26, 2018
    The deadline to join ASIFA-Hollywood or to renew professional level memberships and register to participate in the 46th Annie Award voting is midnight Saturday, December 15. Delivery of screeners, however, is not guaranteed unless professional memberships are current as of November 1. After this year’s drive, membership dues will be going up. If you want to renew early, we will […]
  • Nominating Committee Judges Continues Through September 15, 2018

    By David.Derks on August 26, 2018
    Now through September 15, ASIFA-Hollywood will be conducting this year’s Call for Judges. All judges, whether they have applied in the past or are enrolling for the first time, must submit a new application. Judges do not need to be ASIFA-Hollywood members, but must have an established career in animation and exemplary professional credentials in at least one of the […]
  • Annie Awards 46 Call for Submissions Continues

    By David.Derks on August 26, 2018
    ASIFA-Hollywood’s ‘Call for Entries’ for the 46th Annual Annie Awards™ are now in their fourth week. This year’s awards include 10 Production categories and 22 Achievement categories as well as honorary awards for lifetime accomplishment, philanthropy, technical advance, special achievement and meritorious service. For rules and to submit projects, visit the Annie Awards website. Entries must be from animated productions […]
  • ‘Call for Entrees’ for the 46th Annie Awards

    By David.Derks on August 1, 2018
    BURBANK, Calif. (August 1, 2018) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced today its ‘Call for Entries’ for the 46th Annual Annie Awards™ to begin on Wednesday, August 1. Honoring excellence in the field of animation, the Annie Awards™ will be presented in 10 Production categories (Best Feature, Broadcast Production, Short Film, Visual Reality, etc.) and 22 Achievement categories […]
  • ASIFA-Hollywood at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

    By David.Derks on July 13, 2018
    ASIFA-Hollywood is going to be at San Diego Comic Con this July and we want to see you there! Be sure to visit our booth at space 1534 and say hello to us! We’re currently in the planning stages of the event and we’ll post updated information as soon as it becomes available. In the past, our organization became a […]
  • Press Release: Animation Educators Forum Announce 2018-19 Student Scholarship Recipients

    By David.Derks on June 26, 2018
    BURBANK, Calif. (June 26, 2018) – ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum (AEF) are proud to announce the scholarship winners for academic year 2018-2019. This year’s scholarships total $40,000 and will be distributed to ten (10) students, both graduate and undergraduate, and include narrative and documentary animation projects, and formal academic research. According to the AEF judges, applications came in […]
  • ASIFA-Hollywood’s Open Source Initiative Bears Fruit!

    By David.Derks on June 24, 2018
    ASIFA-Hollywood continues its commitment to open source animation technology this month with a special development sponsorship to Synfig, a 2D vector graphics animation program. The amount awarded was $2000. This grant will help keep a new developer employed full-time, working on bug-fixes and improving stability of the free and open source software. ASIFA members are encouraged to download and experiment […]
  • Members Screening of Hotel Transylvania 3 on July 7

    By David.Derks on June 24, 2018
    Sony Pictures Animation Invites You and Your Family (Member +3) to an Exclusive Screening of HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION Join our favorite monster family as they embark on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as they indulge in all of the shipboard fun, but […]