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ASIFA East Animated Film Awards Call For Submissions

Mark your calendars–submit your work. The festival is on May 15th this year. It is held every year at Parsons and I would love to see some New School/Parsons work in the finalists! All animation forms are eligible.
Best in show ‘Peggy’ award.

ASIFA-East is currently accepting entries for the 2016 ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival. Awards will be given out across a variety of categories and craft from student films, commercial productions, and independent film entries to excellence in writing, design, and animation.

All films are due January 31st, 2016.
Please visit to download the entry form and to view all festival details.

Jury screenings for our membership will be held in February of 2016 at The School of Visual Arts in New York City. Our Awards Ceremony will be held May 15, 2016 at Parsons School of Design. All current ASIFA-East members are eligible and strongly encouraged to participate in the juror screenings. For information on becoming a member, please visit

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 January, entries are submitted and judged during special jury screenings in late February through early 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.

Katie Cropper Klein
ASIFA East President
Festival Co-Chairperson

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