Non-profit professional organization to divide funds between the Animation Aid Foundation, Animation Educators Forum, Animated Film Preservation Initiative and Open Source Software development.
BURBANK, CA -- ASIFA-Hollywood, the non-profit professional organization dedicated to promoting the art of animation, has earmarked $160,000 for animation-related programs and events.
As part of their mission to celebrate animation and animation creators, they will divide the funds between ASIFA’s Animation Aid Foundation, $12,000; ASIFA Animation Educators Forum scholarship and grants, $65,500; the Animated Film Preservation Initiative, $38,000; and Open Source Software development, $5,500. This reflects a nearly 14-percent increase in funding over ASIFA-Hollywood’s 2016 discretionary budget.
“Just a few years ago these expenditures were not possible,” said ASIFA Executive Director, Frank Gladstone, “but, we have been carefully building the organization and now we are able to give back in so many important ways.” Gladstone continued, “Nonprofits are not supposed to keep their money, but the truth is we do keep one little bit of profit -- the knowledge that we are strengthening our industry and community.”
ASIFA-Hollywood also produces the annual Annie Awards that honor the best in animation. The 45th Annie Awards are on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.
ASIFA-Hollywood is the largest chapter of the international ASIFA organization, and supports a wide range of animation activities and preservation efforts through its membership.