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Call for Entries: The 49th Annual ASIFA East Festival and Awards 2018

Festival Submissions Open!

ASIFA-East is currently accepting entries for The 2018 ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival. Awards will be given out across a variety of categories and craft from Student, Experimental, Commissioned, and Independent entries to excellence in writing, design, and animation. All films are due February 16, 2018. Please visit to learn more about submission requirements and screening information.

Jury screening will be held in March, with an Awards Ceremony in May. All current ASIFA-East members are eligible and strongly encouraged to participate in 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 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.


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