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.
This Sunday April 7th!!!…
ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum is proud to announce the second annual General Membership meeting! It is our chance to meet as a group, invite others to join and have an engaging discussion on ways to improve our animation education!
This year we will be meeting on Sunday April 7, 1:00-5:00PM at USC Room SCB104 (The Animation Building of the School of Cinema).
The topic of this years meeting is “Short Films…Long Process” Charles Grieb (CSUF) and myself (Aubry Mintz, CSULB)...
The Annie Award nominations have been announced, a list that now includes a category for best student film! We congratulate the nominees, as well as every student who submitted their work.
The nominees are:
Can We Be Happy Now – Tahnee Gehm
Defective Detective – Avner Geller & Steve Lewis
Head Over Heels – Timothy Reckart
I Am Tom Moody – Ainslie Henderson
Ladies Knight – Joseph Rothenberg
Origin – Jessica Poon
The Ballad of Poisonberry Pete – Karen Sullivan
Tule Lake – Michelle Ikemoto
Good luck February...
Short Film…Long Process? – November 16, 1:00PM, Parlor 123
Are your students having trouble finishing films or does your program have a system that really works? A panel discussion for animation educators with the intent to share various challenges, strategies, and solutions encountered in providing effective instruction as we guide our students in the creation of animated short films. Please come prepared to share your approaches, success stories, failures, etc.
Author Aubry Mintz, founding member and past co-chair of the...
By Tom Sito
The Art of Animation is one century old, yet the art of animation instruction is barely half that age. Over the decades the need for such instruction has ebbed and flowed with the fortunes of the commercial animation industry. It has come from the passing down of simple tradesman’s tricks to the modern era’s Master’s Degree university programs. They now include serious exploration of cinema aesthetics, drama, natural science, draughtsmanship, and computer sciences. Many young animators do their most creative work in college....
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