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ASIFA-East to Hold 2013 Animation Awards Ceremony May 19

ASIFA-East holds its annual awards ceremony for the 2013 ASIFA-East Animation Film Festival on Sunday, May 19, 2013, with awards given out across a variety of categories and craft.

NEW YORK, NY -- ASIFA-East will hold its annual awards ceremony for the 2013 ASIFA-East Animation Film Festival on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Awards will be given out across a variety of categories and craft from student, commercial, and independent entries to excellence in writing, design, and animation.

Debuting in 1969, the ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival is one of the longest running festivals of its kind. The festival is a unique showcase for the most groundbreaking independent and commercial animation being produced in the industry today. Every February, entries are submitted and judged during special jury screenings in March. The screenings are open to all but only current ASIFA-East members are permitted to vote for the winning films. The votes are sealed and tallied by an independent accountant and announced at a special awards ceremony in the spring. The exciting evening continues with a lively reception, where award winners, members of the industry, and lovers of animation can meet one another, enjoy a few refreshments, and network.

Please join ASIFA-East for our 2013 Animation Festival Awards Ceremony! Awards will be presented, bashful thank you’s recorded, and a lively reception will follow. The Awards Ceremony and Reception afterwards are free and open to the public. We would appreciate the donation of $5 from non-members to help us continue serving the animation community in New York area and beyond.

Sunday, May 19, 2013 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Tishman Auditorium The New School 66 West 12th Street, NYC

After-Party (cash-bar): Fiddlesticks, 11:30pm 56 Greenwich Avenue NYC

ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d’ Animation) was formed in 1960 by an international group of animators to coordinate and increase worldwide visibility of animated film. ASIFA’s membership includes animation professionals and fans from more than 50 countries. ASIFA sponsors animation festivals in Annecy, Ottawa, and Hiroshima.

ASIFA-East is the Eastern U.S. chapter of ASIFA, based in New York City. ASIFA-East hosts monthly screenings of animated films along with other events of interest to those in the East Coast animation community, as well as fans of the medium.

Source: ASIFA-East

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