• Animation Education Forum Selects 2017-18 Scholarship Recipients

    By David Derks on September 18, 2017
    BURBANK, Calif. (September 18, 2017) – ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum (AEF) recently selected seven (7) animation students to receive a total of $31,000 in scholarships for academic year 2017-2018. According to the AEF judges, applications came in from all around the world, and each had their own passionate stories to tell. The AEF scholarships are merit-based and designed […]
  • National Portfolio Day: 2017-18 Schedule Announced

    By David Derks on September 13, 2017
    National Portfolio Day is an event specifically for visual artists and designers. It is an opportunity for those who wish to pursue an education in the visual and related arts to meet with representatives from colleges accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Representatives will be available to review your artwork, discuss their programs and answer […]
  • The 15th Annual 24 Hours Student Contest Is Back!

    By David Derks on September 13, 2017
    The 24 HOURS Animation Contest for Students will take place from Friday October 6th at 3pm PST to Saturday October 7th at 4pm. Students from around the world compete in teams of 5 to complete a 30 second animated film in just 24 Hours. Even with these tight constraints – many teams actually complete their films…in color!!! Teams will need […]
  • Animation Educators Forum’s Birds of a Feather at SIGGRAPH 2017

    By David Derks on July 26, 2017
    Birds of a Feather Discussion: Using Open Source Software & Tools in Animation Education August 1, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the SIGGRAPH 2017 International Conference and Exhibition Room 511A – Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015 Moderators Tom Sito, AEF Steering Committee Member, Chair of the John C. […]
  • AEF at SIGGRAPH 2017

    By David Derks on July 18, 2017
    At SIGGRAPH 2017, ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum Presents “Using Open Source Software & Tools in Animation Education” A discussion with fellow animation educators from around the world on the merits or drawbacks of adapting current teaching models to use open-source software. With Danny Young (FuseFX) and other members of the Open Source Community. Tom Sito (USC) will moderate. Using Open […]
  • Only Two More Days to Apply for our Animation Educators Forum Scholarships

    By David Derks on June 18, 2017
    Update: the deadline for submitting applications for the ASIFA-Hollywood and Animation Educators Forum scholarship online application site has been extended to the end of day, June 30. Scholarships are merit-based awards designed to support college students entering the sophomore year and above and for graduate students continuing their animation education. Awards range from $2500 to $5000 and can be applied […]
  • AEF 2017 Annual Membership Meeting Will Take Place At East LA College On April 22

    By David Derks on April 17, 2017
    Sixth Annual General Membership Meeting April 22, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Vincent Price Art Museum (S2), Lecture Hall 112, East Los Angeles College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, California 91754 Today’s stream will be archived at our YouTube channel. 10:00 – 10:50 AM Welcome Beverages and snacks provided by ASIFA-Hollywood. Please do not bring […]
  • ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Scholarships

    By David Derks on April 17, 2017
    Please note: this page was updated on 5-3-2017 to reflect the increased amount of scholarships to $40,000 ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum are proud to announce the 2017 ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum Student Scholarship program. The online application site will open on April 23 and close on June 20, 2017. Our scholarships are merit-based awards designed to support college […]
  • Animation Educators Forum Announces Winners of First Faculty Grants

    By David Derks on April 10, 2017
    Burbank, Calif. (April 10, 2017) — The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum (AEF) has awarded its first annual Faculty Grants to Owen Klatte (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and Dave Mauriello (Drexel University). 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 […]
  • AEF’s Aubry Mintz Will Appear with Co-Author Ellen Besen on TCM!

    By David Derks on April 9, 2017
    ASIFA-Hollywood board member and current member of the steering committee for The Animation Educators Forum Aubry Mintz and animation educator and co-author Ellen Besen will be guest presenters of an evening of NFB Animation on the Turner Classic Movie Channel (TCM ), April 9 at 5:00 PM PST. The program will survey the incredible body of work produced by the […]