Kubo and the Two Strings with Director Knight

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in ASIFA Events
Kubo and the Two Strings with Director Knight

by David Howard On Wednesday, August 17th, ASIFA-East members were invited to a screening of Laika’s latest stop-motion masterpiece, Kubo and the Two Strings. After the film, audience members took part in a Q & A with director and CEO of Laika, Travis Knight. Here are some notes taken from that night to give you […]

The 47th Annual ASIFA East Awards, Special Thanks!

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in ASIFA Events, ASIFA-East Festival, Industry Events

  This past Sunday, ASIFA-East hosted our 47th annual animated film awards at Parsons, The New School for Design, for a lively and excited audience. The films this year were exceptional and a good number of filmmakers were in attendance to receive their prizes and praise from the local ASIFA-East community in person. Thanks again […]

Andy Kennedy’s “Slow Wave” Wins ASIFA East Best-In-Show 2016

On Sunday May 15th, we held the 47th ASIFA East Animation Festival awards ceremony.  Congratulations to all the winners, thank you to all the contributing filmmakers, and we couldn’t have done it without all of our members.   BEST IN SHOW:  Slow Wave – Andy Kennedy [vimeo 155080375 w=640 h=360]     UPDATE: Photos from […]

Titmouse 5 Second Day 2016

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Industry Events, Uncategorized

by Janelle Miau For the past eight years, Titmouse Animation Studio has held its annual “5 Second Day,” one day when all employees are allowed to make whatever films they like, the only rule being that it has to be at least five seconds long. “It was [co-owner] Shannon [Prynoski]’s idea,” explained Chris Prynoski, President […]

Animation After Dark

Posted by on Feb 6, 2016 in ASIFA Events

Drinking and drawing go hand in hand, but I’m sure I’ve never been to a bar that would accept a sketch as payment for a beer.  Although ASIFA-East offers its own wonderful life drawing classes to it’s members (free, every Thursday night at The Productive) since the spring I have been attending DrinkNDrawBK in Williamsburg, […]

A Boy and His Questions

Posted by on Dec 13, 2015 in ASIFA Events, Uncategorized

The conclusion of Boy and the World brings us back to Alê Abreu and our world, face to face with a boy and his question.  “How long has it been?” the boy asked.  “44 years,” Abreu replied, “I’ve been drawing since your age.”  It is opening night at the IFC Center theatre in downtown Manhattan, […]

Richard Protovin Films at MoMA Nov. 24

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015 in ASIFA Events, Industry Events

Richard Protovin (1945 – 1991) was a prolific painter, filmmaker, and, in the late 1970s, he founded the NYU Animation program that is now an important component of the NYU TSOA Kanbar film department. The Protovin Animation Award is given annually in his honor. On November 24 at 7 pm, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) […]

Animation Nights New York

Posted by on Nov 14, 2015 in ASIFA Events

By Asim Khan “Animation Nights New York,” a monthly animated shorts series, was held this past Wednesday, November 11, in conjunction with host venue The Fulton Stall Market at 207A Front Street in the Fulton Seaport district of Manhattan. The event was an international showcase of animated short films, curated by Yvonne Grzenkowicz with additional […]

Geesink’s Fantastic Carnival

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in ASIFA Events, Feature Articles, Industry Events

Article written by Janelle Miau. Oct. 27, 2015—ASIFA-East celebrated this year’s International Animation Day with the screening of Disney of Duivendrecht, a biopic about charismatic Dutch animator Joop Geesink, whose studio produced thousands of poppenfilmpjes (puppet films) between the 1940s and 1970s. Geesink called his films Dollywood Films, for dolls and Hollywood, four decades before […]


Posted by on Oct 24, 2015 in ASIFA Events, Industry Events

IN CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION DAY ASIFA-EAST PRESENTS A DOCUMENTARY SCREENING OF The Disney of Duivendrecht A Businessman’s Idea of an Artist Tuesday, October 27, 2015 School of Visual Arts 209 East 23rd Street, NYC 7pm, 3rd Floor Amphitheater We’ve also got a few surprises in store for our guests, so please join us on […]