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Animation Hall of Fame Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood’s AEF Announces 2024 Hall of Fame Inductees

The non-profit association of teachers and scholars honors artists and scholars whose teachings have influenced the history of animation. 

Celebrating The Best in Animation! Headline News

VIP Tickets for 51st Annie Awards Now on Sale

ASIFA-Hollywood’s annual celebration of excellence in animation is set for February 17, 2024 at UCLA’s Royce Hall; nomination announcements are coming January 11, 2024.

The Road to Turin Headline News

Disney’s ‘Wish’ VFX Supervisor Kyle Odermatt Heading to VIEW 2023

The VES Award nominee will showcase the creative processes behind Walt Disney Animation’s 62nd animated feature, coming to theaters this November; the conference takes place October 15-20 in Turin, Italy.

Celebrating The Best in Animation! Headline News

Call for Entries: 51st Annie Awards

ASIFA-Hollywood’s annual celebration of excellence in animation is set for February 17, 2024 at UCLA’s Royce Hall; the early submission deadline is October 16, with final entries accepted through December 8.

Festivals Events

CINANIMA - International Animation Film Festival 2023

Begins: November 13, 2023

The Oscar qualifying event returns to Espinho, November 13-19 to promote animation and its creators with a commitment to educating professionals and the public.

In-Passing Headline News

Raoul Servais, Pioneering Father of Belgian Animation, Passes at 94

With a style that ‘blended expressionism and magical realism,’ the filmmaker produced 16 shorts and one feature, including the award-winning ‘Harpya’ and ‘Nocturnal Butterflies;’ he also served as ASIFA president for a decade and founded continental Europe’s first animation training course in 1960 at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent.

Celebrating The Best in Animation! Headline News

Call for Entries: 50th Annie Awards

ASIFA-Hollywood’s celebration honors excellence in animation and returns in-person to UCLA’s Royce Hall in February 2023; entry deadline is December 13.

Business Headline News

California Carves $2.5 Million From State Budget for Animation Museum Project

New fundraising effort being led by creative executive Eddie Newquist, who is working with a small advisory board on the project, with Burbank a strong candidate for its eventual home turf.

Business Headline News

ASIFA International Announces New Executive Board

New members appointed to 3-year terms, an international community of storied animation professionals, include Deanna Morse (U.S.) as president, Thomas Renoldner (Austria) as Secretary General, Anatasia Dimitra (Hellas) as vice president, Johnchill Lee (China) as vice president, and Stefan Stratil (Austria) as Treasurer.

People Headline News

Disney Branded Television Names Meredith Roberts Exec VP, TV Animation

As Sr. VP/GM at Disney Television Animation, she has overseen the development of current animated slate, making the studio home to a notable roster of creative talent while launching initiatives promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion.

Celebrating The Best in Animation! Headline News

2023 Annie Awards Set for February 25

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 11:21am

50th Annual ceremony, recognizing the best in the field of animation, returns in-person to UCLA’s Royce Hall; Deadlines, Rules, and Categories to be announced September 12.

Animation Festivals Headline News

ASIFA Austria Announces Best Austrian Animation 2021 Online Screening

Free program of award-winning animated films runs May 2-9; Best Film category tied with awards going to ‘Crisis’ by Leopold Maurer and ‘Zakar - Überdenken des öffentlichen Raums in Zeiten von AI,’ by OUT!.

In-Passing ANIMATIONWorld

Iconic Zagreb Animator Borivoj Dovnikovic Passes at 92

The global animation community mourns the loss of the great Croatian animation director, author, founder of the Zagreb School of Animation, and former ASIFA Secretary General.

In-Passing Headline News

Famed Historian Giannalberto Bendazzi Passes at 75

The prolific author of more than 30 books, including must-haves ‘Cartoons: One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation’ and the three-volume ‘Animation – A World History’ passed away on Monday, December 13.

People Headline News

Disney Television Animation Adds Lisa Fragner as VP, Development

Former Blue Sky Studios’ VP and Head of Development steered numerous projects from pitch to greenlight, including ‘Ice Age: Dawn of The Dinosaurs,’ ‘Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who,’ ‘Rio, Spies in Disguise’, and ‘Nimona.’

VIEW Visionary Award Headline News

VIEW Conference 2021 to Honor Sir Roger Deakins

The Oscar-Winning cinematographer, best known for ‘The Shawshank Redemption,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ and ‘1917’ has been named the 2021 VIEW Visionary Award recipient; a special interview with Deakins and ‘How to Trail Your Dragon’ writer, director and producer Dean DeBlois is set for October 20.

Community Outreach and Support Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces New AEF Grants

Nine educators from the UK, US, India, Ireland, Brazil and the Netherlands receive faculty grants, awarded annually to individuals or groups, providing support for research, scholarly activity, or creative projects in the field of animation.

call for entries Headline News

49th Annual Annie Awards Now Open for Submissions

ASIFA-Hollywood issues call for entries; honoring excellence in the field of animation, awards will be presented in 36 categories at ceremony set for February 26, 2022.

Virtual Events Headline News

Next PreVIEW Set: A Conversation with Director Brenda Chapman

Join the director of ‘The Prince of Egypt’ and ‘Brave’ in a free July 2 online discussion with ASIFA-Hollywood executive director Frank Gladstone.

Festival Events

CINANIMA 2021 Returns November 8-14

Begins: November 8, 2021

Oscar qualifying event in Espinho, Portugal promotes animation and its creators with a commitment to educating professionals and the public.

call for entries Headline News

48th Annual Annie Awards Now Open for Submissions

ASIFA-Hollywood issues call for entries; excellence in 10 production categories and 22 achievement categories, along with a number of honorary awards, will be recognized at April 16 virtual ceremony.

People Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces Juried Award Recipients for 48th Annie Awards

Willie Ito, Sue Nichols, and Bruce Smith among group being honored for career achievement and exceptional contributions to animation at upcoming ceremony.

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