ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annual Membership Drive is also happening now. Final deadline to join ASIFA-Hollywood or to renew membership and register to participate in the 45th Annie Award voting is midnight Monday, December 18. Delivery of screeners, however, is not guaranteed unless professional memberships are current as of November 20.
For more information and to renew current memberships, please visit the Membership page.
Now through September 18, ASIFA-Hollywood will be conducting the 45th Annual Annie Awards Call for Nominating Committee Judges. All judges, whether they have applied in the past or are enrolling for the first time, must submit a new application. To be considered for a nominating committee, 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 Award categories. Individuals in the animation community who are interested in being a nomination committee judge should complete the online application.
Filling out the application will put you on our list of nomination judge candidates, but will not guarantee you a committee position. If you are chosen, you will spend some time in late October or early November looking at your committee’s submissions online and then, sometime between October 28 and November 27, you will meet with your committee in person for the final nominee selection. Additionally, some judges may also be selected to participate in final jury procedures in late January, immediately following the general membership vote.
New members and members who have applied because they have not received a permanent membership card or have lost their card, have been asking when the cards will arrive. The printer has let us know that the printing and mailing process is underway and cards should be arriving by the middle of the July.
A Temporary card that you can print out will work just like the permanent card and continues to be available on this webpage. You will have to log in to access the card. Another option you might also consider is transferring your temporary card to your smart phone. With ether option, please make sure the card info and QR code are entirely visible and unobstructed.
Please join The Animation Educators Forum (AEF) in person or via online streaming for a lively discussion on this year’s hot topic, Virtual Reality!
April 16th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM University of Southern California USC School of Cinematic Arts – Room SCA112 900 W 34th St, Los Angeles, CA 90007
VR has the potential of ushering in a new age of media on a par with the dawn of film. This exciting time holds the promise of new content delivered in innovative ways, but it also requires new ways of thinking and teaching. We will consider how to prepare students for the challenges ahead and showcase the latest developments in VR with onsite demonstrations.
Our featured guest speakers will be:
Eric Hanson, Associate Professor, John C. Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts,School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California
Andy Fedak, Assistant Professor of Animation at California State University, Fullerton
With a relevant topic, great speakers and an excellent forum we anticipate a highly engaging day. We hope you can join us!
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Set your calendars for our Annual ASIFA-Hollywood General Membership meeting. Join us for dinner and be part of our ongoing progress. Learn about our community activities, Animation Educators Forum, scholarships, film restoration efforts, Animation Aid Foundation, current financials, Annie Awards and our Animation Academy building initiative. Dinner and an informal and entertaining program will be included.
Monday, April 4 6:30 for Dinner 7:00 Program The Animation Guild (2nd Floor) 1105 North Hollywood Way Burbank 91505
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DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox Invites You and Your Family (ASIFA Member +3) to a Special 3D Screening of Kung Fu Panda 3.
Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni. Produced by Melissa Cobb With Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Kate Hudson, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim
When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China, defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible—learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!
3D screening. 95 minutes. Rated PG.
Sunday, January 31, 3:00 p.m.
The Zanuck Theatre on the Fox Lot
10201 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles 90064
Information on how to RSVP for this screening will be sent to ASIFA members via email.
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You must RSVP to attend. We advise you to arrive early. An RSVP may not guarantee seating. You may be asked to present your ASIFA-Hollywood membership card at the door.
ASIFA-Hollywood members can receive a special discounted ticket price of $8 (general admission is $11) for the Titmouse, Oscar Shorts, and all four nights of anime! Just show proof of ASIFA membership – your membership card, temporary card or QR coded card on your smart phone – at the box office and you’ll receive the discount! (Don’t have your Membership Card? Please see the article below.)
Egyptian Theatre • Friday, February 20, 2015 • 7:30pm
Short Film Programs 2015
Titmouse Founder Chris Prynoski In Person! Titmouse 5-Second Animation Night 2015
Animation studio Titmouse Inc. produces such programs as Adult Swim’s “The Venture Bros.,” “Superjail,” “China, IL,” “Metalocalypse,” “King Star King” and “Black Dynamite,” as well as Disney XD’s “Motorcity” and “Randy Cunningham 9th Grade Ninja.”
5-Second Night is an annual tradition that gives Titmouse animators the chance to bring to life whatever strange/beautiful/disturbing/funny ideas they’ve had all year as a short-format cartoon. Tonight the studio opens up the screening of these masterpieces to friends, neighbors and fans and adds in a selection of rarities from the studio’s vaults.
The American Cinematheque presents all of the 2015 Oscar-nominated animated shorts! Distributed by Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures.
“The Bigger Picture” (U.K., 8 min. Daisy Jacobs, Christopher Hees) ‘You want to put her in a home; you tell her; tell her now!’ hisses one brother to the other. But Mother won’t go, and their own lives unravel as she clings on. Innovative life-size animated characters tell the stark and darkly humorous tale of caring for an elderly parent.
“The Dam Keeper” (U.S., 18 min. Robert Kondo, Dice Tsutsumi) This original animated short film by feature animation artists Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi tells the tale of a young pig encumbered with an important job, and the meeting of a new classmate who changes everything. A first-time collaboration between some of the most talented artists in animation, The Dam Keeper made its world premiere as an official selection at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival and is slated to make its US premiere at The New York International Children’s Film Festival this spring.
“Feast” (U.S., 6 min. Patrick Osborne, Kristina Reed) This new short, from first-time director Patrick Osborne (Head of Animation, PAPERMAN) and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.
“Me and My Moulton” (Canada, 14 min. Torill Kove) One summer in mid-’60s Norway, a seven-year-old girl asks her parents if she and her sisters can have a bicycle. The short provides a glimpse of its young protagonist’s thoughts as she struggles with her sense that her family is a little out of sync with what she perceives as “normal”.
“A Single Life” (Netherlands, 3 min. Joris Oprins) When playing a mysterious vinyl single, Pia is suddenly able to travel through her life.
82 min. | English subtitles if language is other than English.
JAPANESE ANIME GEMS Egyptian Theatre • Thursday, February 26, 2015 – Sunday, March 1, 2015
For the past three years, February has brought dazzling anime features from Studio Ghibli to our theaters. But the company’s Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata are not the only great animators in Japan, and this month we spotlight films that are just as imaginative and ambitious as the best of Studio Ghibli.
Katsuhiro Ôtomo’s revolutionary anime AKIRA matched motorcycle gangs with military scientists in a post apocalyptic Tokyo; his follow up, STEAMBOY, filters similar themes through the prism of 1860s England. With 1995 mystery GHOST IN THE SHELL, Mamoru Oshii emerged as an animator who could formulate challenging questions at the same time as bravura action sequences. A protégé of both Ôtomo and Oshii, Satoshi Kon directed four features before his untimely death in 2010, including the “three men and a baby” tale TOKYO GODFATHERS and the multi-leveled dreamscapes of PAPRIKA. Takeshi Koike’s tale of intergalactic drag racers, REDLINE, will throw your senses into overdrive. Two of the most visionary anime TV series inspired superb feature adaptations in COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE and TRIGUN: BADLANDS RUMBLE.
Series programmed by Grant Moninger. Program notes by John Hagelston.
Now that we are asking for membership cards before most of our screenings and events, new members or folks who have lost their cards keep asking how they can get a replacement or temporary card. It’s easy!
Simply go on line to the ASIFA-Hollywood website and click on Membership. The drop-down menu will contain a prompt for Membership Card. When you click on that, the site will ask you to log in and then your membership card, including your personal QR code will pop up. You can print out you card or even transfer it to your smart phone. That’ll do the trick until we send out your new or replacement card early next year.
ASIFA-Hollywood recently announced plans to provide more scholarships to animation students and to allocate more funds for artists and film preservation. “While you may know ASIFA-Hollywood for its annual Annie Award ceremony, honoring the best in the animation industry, we want to spread the word about the other areas of our industry that we support,“ says ASIFA-Hollywood Executive Director, Frank Gladstone. “In the coming year, we plan to allocate considerably more funds to our Animation Aid Foundation, supporting artists who have fallen on hard times, and we will also be increasing funds for ongoing film preservation. Additionally, the chapter plans to assist ASIFA International, our umbrella organization, in creating a new web presence.”
ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum (AEF) will select and distribute five sizeable animation scholarships. According to AEF steering committee chair/member, Aubry Mintz,“ AEF provides an important link between the animation industry and students, and will provide well-deserved scholarships to students across the United States.”