ASIFA-Hollywood was founded in 1957, by Bill Scott, Stephen Bosustow, Ward Kimball, William T. Hurtz, Les Goldman, June Foray, and Bill Littlejohn, and later chartered by UNESCO in 1960.
Many branches of ASIFA exist throughout the world; in the US there are chapters in San Francisco, New York City, Atlanta, Seattle, Washington, the Detroit area, and others, while internationally, organizations exist in Annecy, France, in Italy, and Japan. ASIFA also sponsors several animation film festivals throughout the world, including the ASIFA-Hollywood Student Animation Festival. ASIFA-Hollywood has the largest membership internationally of all other chapters, largely because the most popular cartoons ever produced were by studios and animation professionals located in the city of Burbank, which is also the location of ASIFA-Hollywood’s headquarters.
The ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Center in Burbank includes a virtual archive, museum, library and research facility, containing the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive Project.
The Animation Educators Forum was at the CTN Animation eXpo and had a lively discussion on the topic “How Can Current Animation Teaching Approaches Be Applied to the New Media of VR and Games?” To listen to the conversation, click on the link below. As advances in technology enable new forms of artistic content delivery, educators are continually faced with the challenge of incorporating them into the courses that they teach. The new media of Virtual Reality and Video Games have emerged at the forefront, and animation is an...read more
2015 proved to be the biggest year of the annual event. In its 13th year, the contest included a record-breaking 525 students participating from 24 schools from around the world! Sponsored by ToonBoom, CSU Summer Arts, Digicel, Focal Press, Wacom, CTN, ASIFA-Hollywood, Stuart Ng Books, Dreamworks, Blue Sky, Laika, Animation Magazine and Film Roman/Starz, the event was kicked off with an introduction by event chairman Aubry Mintz, which included a role call of all the participating schools and an explanation of event rules. The theme...read more
Birds of a Feather Discussion: How Can Current Animation Teaching Approaches Be Applied to the New Media of VR and Games? November 20, 2015 from 1:30 to 2:25 PM at CTNX 2015 in the Executive Boardroom Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, California 91505 Welcome and Introduction Tom Sito, AEF Steering Committee Co-Chair & Chairperson at the University of Southern California How Can Current Animation Teaching Approaches Be Applied to the New Media of VR and Games? As advances in technology...read more
BURBANK, Calif. (July 13, 2015) – ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum (AEF) proudly announce the recipients of the 2015 AEF Scholarships. From a pool of 113 applicants, three were selected for the $5000 scholarship and six were selected for the $2500 scholarship. Scholarships are merit-based and designed to support college students in continuing their education in the field of animation. The awards may be applied to tuition, books and supplies, animation hardware or software and senior or graduate thesis production. The $5000...read more
The Animation Educators Forum is proud to announce our new scholarship program. This year we are offering up to six $5,000 scholarships for qualifying students. 2015-16 SCHOLARSHIPS We are accepting applications for academic year 2015-16 at our online application site scholarships.animationeducatorsforum.org Application deadline is June 15, 2015. Scholarship awards will be announced on July 15, 2015. CRITERIA AND AWARDS Our scholarships are merit-based awards designed to support college students in continuing their education in the field of...read more
The Woodbury Animation Club will present a gallery of Woodbury animation students and faculty personal work. From paintings to felt sculptures, this is a gallery you won’t want to miss! The opening reception is welcome to all and will include light refreshments! Hope to see you all there and don’t forget to RSVP on the Facebook page! If you are unavailable to attend the opening reception, the gallery will be open from the 15th to the 22nd during regular gallery hours (12-5pm, closed Sunday and Monday). If you have any questions,...read more
Have you created an initiative in your animation program that you find really unique and effective in and/or out of the classroom? We are looking for 6 teachers to “Show and Tell” in a 10-minute presentation at our next Animation Educators Forum (AEF) General Membership meeting. The topic for this year’s meeting is: Animation Education: 6 Effective Strategies. Submit your ideas for a presentation in one (or more) of these topics: Assignments/projects – both in-class and outside of class Outside the classroom...read more
The Animation Educators Forum was at the CTN Animation eXpo and had a lively discussion on the topic of “Navigating the Film Festival Maelstrom 2015: What Your Students Should Know About Film Festivals, Web Venues and Contests.” To listen to the conversation, click on the link below. You can also listen to us on ASIFA-Hollywood’s YouTube channel or clicking on the graphic below. For a student who just completed a short film, knowing how to make the next move can be daunting. In a bewildering world of festivals, websites and...read more
Join animation educators from around the globe as we discuss approaches to navigating the open seas of short film distribution: Birds of a Feather Discussion: Navigating the Film festival Maelstrom 2015: What Your Students Should Know About Film Festival, Web Venues and Contests. November 22, 2014 from 10:30 to 11:15 AM.. at CTNx 2014 in the Executive Boardroom. Burbank Marriott Hotel & Convention Center 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505 For a student who just completed a short film, knowing how to make the next move can be daunting....read more
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...read more