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ASIFA-East to Present 45th Annual Awards May 18

ASIFA-East announces its 45th Annual ASIFA-East Animation Festival Awards Ceremony on Sunday, May 18 at the Tishman Auditorium at The New School in New York City.

ASIFA-East will be holding its 45th Annual ASIFA-East Animation Festival Awards Ceremony on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Tishman Auditorium at The New School in New York City.

Awards will be presented, bashful thank-you’s recorded, winning films screened, and a lively reception will follow.

The Awards Ceremony and Reception afterwards are free and open to the public. A donation of $5 from non-members is suggested to help ASIFA-East continue to serve the animation community in the New York area and beyond.

Sunday, May 18th, 2014
6:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Tishman Auditorium at The New School
63 Fifth Avenue, NYC
(NE corner of 13th Street & 5th Ave)

Reception will be held at Wollman Hall
65 West 11th Street, 5th Floor, NYC
(between 5th and 6th Avenue)

Festive Attire Encouraged!
After-Party: Fiddlesticks Pub (Cash-Bar)
56 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011

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. 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 animation enthusiasts can meet one another, enjoy a few refreshments, and network.

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.

Festival Artwork by Debra Solomon

Source: ASIFA-East

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