Third Annual Animation Educators Forum Faculty Grants Are Awarded

BURBANK, Calif (July 2, 2019) – The International Animated Film Society/ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum has awarded its third annual Faculty Grants. The competition for the grants, “designed to provide support for individuals or groups with reasonable expenditures associated with research, scholarly activity or creative projects in the field of animation,” is open to both full- and part-time teachers at accredited post-secondary institutions around the world.

Applicants for this year’s grants came from Australia, Brazil, China, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. Proposals covered a variety of projects, scholarly efforts and conference travel requests. The ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s Faculty Grants:

Cheryl Briggs, University of Central Florida to help fund Behind the Lines, a project that documents the histories of animators through video interviews and a digital archive of their art and work.

Patricia Galvis y Assmus, University of Massachusetts, was awarded funds to help produce Princess Polkadot, a 360° VR film based on an original story, combining traditionally and virtually drawn animation rendered in 3D virtual space.

Joshua Mosley, University of Pennsylvania, was given funds towards the making of a stop-motion film depicting an event in July of 1930: the first rehearsal of a student musical composition at the American Music Conservatory at Fontainebleau, France.

Robert Ribera, Portland State University, was given an award to help finance a research trip to gather material on Walt Disney World War II propaganda and educational shorts from governmental archives.

Colin Williamson, Pace University, was provided funds for a research trip to the Disney Archives in Burbank, as part of an interdisciplinary study of animation and the sciences, focusing on how American animation has intersected with natural history.

Congratulations to all of the AEF Faculty Grant recipients!

About ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum
ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of animation through education. Their growing international membership, with their diverse backgrounds in both the animation and educational fields, are focused on extending their knowledge and experience to others within the worldwide animation community.

For more information, visit them at their official website.