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CalTek.Net, Kenneth Wyrick
- 05/01/2018 01:29:23

ASIFA-Hollywood's Animation Educators Forum Annual General Membership Meeting is Coming on May 5th. Save the Date!

ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum will hold its General Membership Meeting on May 5, 2018 at The Animation Guild in Burbank from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The meeting will feature a full afternoon of discussions and screenings, along with an opportunity to catch up with colleagues.

This year’s theme is "Where the Jobs Are: Mapping the Expanding Universe of Animation Employment” Our special focus this year is the ever-expanding universe of animation employment from opportunities in big Hollywood studios to newly hatched positions in online streaming services, virtual reality and other emerging technologies.

The highlight of the afternoon will be a panel discussion featuring acclaimed writer-director Jorge R. Gutiérrez, Animation Guild Director of Communications and Culture Brooke Keesling, animator-designer-director Tony Bancroft and story artist Ennio Torreson.

We will also be reviewing the Forum’s activity in 2017, with exciting presentations from some of our past Student Scholarship winners. For information, please visit http://animationeducatorsforum.org/

Sunday May 5th, 12 noon - 5:00 pm
The Animation Guild’s Hulett Hall (2nd floor)
1105 North Hollywood Way, Burbank 91505

Lunch will be served. Admission is Free!


More Special ASIFA Screenings Scheduled!

It is almost May and Shout! Factory will soon be inviting ASIFA members to a screening of BIG FISH AND BEGONIA. Then, In early June, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures will host a special ASIFA screening of INCREDIBLES 2. Now, we have heard from Sony Pictures that we will soon have a July screening date and time for HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3.

More events to come! Please watch this space for details as they become available

2018 Student Scholarship Call for Submissions Deadline Extended Through May 21

ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum Student Scholarship has extended the application deadline to May 21.

This is an international opportunity designed to support students enrolled in college animation programs anywhere in the world. Proposals will be accepted from undergraduate students entering the sophomore year or above and for graduate students.

Awards range from $2500 to $5000 and may be applied to tuition, books and supplies, animation equipment (including computer hardware or software), formal academic research and senior or graduate thesis productions.

Online submission for 2018 ends on May 21, 2018. To apply or find out more information please visit our site at http://animationeducatorsforum.org.

You can also contact us directly with questions at: info@animationeducatorsforum.org. Please mention Scholarships in the subject line.



Your Brand New ASIFA-Hollywood Membership Card is Coming!

All ASIFA members in good standing by May 1 will be receiving a brand new membership card in June. Not only will new members be getting their first card, but long established members will be getting the new card as well. (Your old card will still work too.)

As always, members will still be able to get a temporary, printable card on line that can also be transferred to your mobile phone.

Watch for further information and be on the lookout for the special mailing of your new ASIFA card.

Calendar for Animation School Graduate Reviews and Industry Events...

As the upcoming semester draws to an end, Animation Colleges and Universities are planning their industry reviews. Below is a partial list of schools who have asked us to post their event dates and contact information.

Loyola Marymount University
Wednesday, May 2nd
Contact: Jose.GarciaMoreno@lmu.edu
No RSVP required

Pitzer College
Thursday May 3
Contact: Stephanie Hutin at stephanie_hutin@pitzer.edu
No RSVP required

Sheridan Collage, Toronto
Thursday, May 3
Contact: Jennifer Deighton at (905) 815-4032 or
Registration required

Concordia University, Montreal
Thursday, May 3 through Sunday, May 6
Contact: http://www.concordia.ca/finearts/cinema/programs/film-animation-bfa.html
No RSVP required

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Thursday, May 10
Contact: Jeremy Galante at jgalante@edinboro.edu
No RSVP required

California State University, Los Angeles
Friday, May 11
Contact Zachary Zezima at zzezima@calstatela.edu
No RSVP required 

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts
Friday, May 11
Contact Marta Finkelstein at (574) 261-7103
RSVP required

Woodbury University
Friday, May 11
Contact: Mary Hernandez at mary.hernandez@woodbury.edu; (818) 252.5123
No RSVP required

CSUN Animation
Saturday May 12
Contact: Mark Farquhar at mfarquhar@csun.edu
RSVP required

San Jose State University
Saturday, May 12
Contact: Professor John Clapp at John.Clapp@sjsu.edu
No RSVP required

Art Institute San Antonio
Monday, June 11
Art Institute Houston
Thursday, June 14 
Art Institute Austin
Thursday, June 14
Contact: Jennine Stankewicz, Director of Career Services
RSVP required

Purdue University at Fort Wayne
Wednesday, December 5
Contact: Andres Montenegro at montenea@purdue.edu / montenea@ipfw.exu

Show Your Animation at ASIFA-San Francisco’s Spring Show!

Thursday, June 7th 6:30-8:30 PM
City College of San Francisco
Multi-Use Building, Room 140
50 Phelan Avenue
San Francisco 94112
No Entry Fee. Free Admission. Everybody is invited!

Featuring films by independent animators, studios and college students. Entries should be under 10 minutes. You do not need to be an ASIFA-SF member to enter. Our audience will vote for their favorite works and the winners will be announced in the ASIFA-SF website and newsletter. 

Send us a DVD or thumb drive or a link to your work if it is online by May 24 for our judges to approve your entry. (Send DVDs to Tim Harrington, Box 52, City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco CA 94112.)

Entry Forms are available at https://goo.gl/forms/yWAjjiYlhByfQm3Y2

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