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ASIFA-HOLLYWOOD TO PROVIDE MORE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS, ALLOCATE MORE FUNDS TO ANIMATION AID FOUNDATION

BURBANK, CA (October 21, 2014) – ASIFA-Hollywood, the nonprofit professional organization dedicated to promoting the art of animation, recently announced plans to provide more scholarships to animation students and to allocate more funds for artists and film preservation. (READ MORE)

42nd ANNUAL ANNIE AWARDS ANNOUNCE ‘CALL FOR ENTRIES’ – SEPT. 3

BURBANK, Calif. (September 3, 2014) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announces the "Call for Entries" today for the 42nd Annual Annie Awards. There are 36 categories this year, which include Production, Achievement and Special Juried awards. Please use this link for the online submissions portal: https://submissions.annieawards.org/. Step-by-step instructions are located at: https://submissions.annieawards.org/files/How-To-Create-And-Upload-Your-42nd-Annies-Submission.pdf. Categories and Rules are located at: http://annieawards.org/rules-and-categories/.  If you need help, please contact us at: submissionshelp@annieawards.org. The submissions deadline is midnight, Monday, November 5, 2014. (READ MORE)

ASIFA-HOLLYWOOD ANNOUNCES DATE FOR ANNIES 42, SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015

BURBANK, Calif. (April 9, 2014) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFAHollywood, has announced the date for the 42nd Annual Annie Awards - Saturday, January 31, 2015. The event will be held for the sixth consecutive year at historic Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA. Details and deadlines for the event as they become available can be found on the Annies website – www.annieawardsorg. (READ MORE)

41ST ANNIE AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (February 1, 2014) -- Walt Disney Animation’s ‘Frozen’ took top honors as Best Animated Feature at the 41st Annual Annie Awards held Saturday, February 1 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The Best Animated Special Production was awarded to ‘Chipotle Scarecrow’ (Chipotle Creative Department, Moonbot Studios, CAA Marketing); Best Animated Short Subject ‘Get A Horse!’ (Walt Disney Animation Studios); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial ‘Despicable Me 2’ (Cinemark-Illumination Entertainment/Universal); Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children ‘Disney Sofia the First’ (Disney Television Animation); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Children’s Audience ‘Adventure Time’ (Cartoon Network Studios); Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production ‘Futurama’ (20th Century Fox Television); Best Animated Video Game ‘The Last of Us’ (Naughty Dog); and Best Student Film ‘Wedding Cake’ (Filmakademie Baden- Wuerttemberg - Viola Baier, Iris Frisch). (READ MORE)

41ST ANNIE AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

BURBANK, CA (December 2, 2013) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 41st Annual Annie Awards™ recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. The Annie Awards cover 30 categories and include Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Special Production, Commercials, Short and Outstanding Individual Achievements. (READ MORE)

PATRICK WARBURTON TO HOST 41ST ANNIES – The Animation Industry’s Most Prestigious Night!

BURBANK, Calif. (November 15, 2013) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced today that TV, film and voice actor, Patrick Warburton, will host the 41st Annie Awards on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. With his squinty eyes and hard-boiled detective's voice, Warburton's humorous personality can generate laughs with almost no effort, whether onscreen or in voice-overs. “We are really excited to have Patrick hosting this year’s ceremony,” said ASIFA-Hollywood President, Frank Gladstone. “With his love of animation and deadpan comedic style, we know he will keep the show lively, funny and very entertaining.”  (READ MORE)

‘CALL FOR ENTRIES’ FOR 41ST ANNUAL ANNIE AWARDS – BEGIN SEPTEMBER 3

BURBANK, Calif. (August 26, 2013) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced its ‘Call for Entries’ for the 41st Annual Annie Awards to begin Tuesday, September 3. Step-by-step instructions are located at submissions.annieawards.org  and are entirely on-line again this year.  A complete list of Rules and Categories can be found on the Annie Awards website – www.annieawards.org -- along with up-to-the-minute updates and information about the ceremony.  Deadline to submit entries and materials is midnight Monday, November 4.  The 41st Annual Annie Awards ceremony is set for Saturday, February 1, 2014 at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles.  (READ MORE)


41st ANNUAL ANNIE AWARDS - SATURDAY, FEB.1, 2014
Key Dates for Awards Season Announced

BURBANK, Calif. (May 14, 2013) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFAHollywood, announced today its ‘Key Dates’ for the upcoming awards season. The 41st Annual Annie Awards ceremony is set for Saturday, February 1, 2014. Location to be announced shortly. Call for Entries will begin on Monday, September 2, 2013, with complete Rules and Category information to be posted on the official Annies website – www.annieawards.org -- this summer.

“We are going to try a few new things this year, as far as the ceremony goes,” says Frank Gladstone, president of ASIFA-Hollywood. “Our goal is to make sure that the audience, either in the theatre or watching the streaming broadcast, has a more elegant, streamlined and fun experience.” (READ MORE)


DISNEY’S ‘WRECK-IT RALPH’ WINS BEST ANIMATED FEATURE AT 40TH ANNUAL ANNIE AWARDS
Animation’s Most Celebrated Evening!

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (February 2, 2013) -- Disney’s ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ won the Best Animated Feature honor at the 40th Annual Annie Awards held Saturday, February 2 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. This year’s expanded list of categories topped 30, honoring many more nominees and team entries as in years past. New to the awards this year was the addition of the Best Student Film. A live streaming of the ceremony was made available again to animation enthusiasts as well as those who were unable to attend the event at www.annieawards.org/watch-it-live. (READ MORE)

NEW STUDENT ANNIE AWARD, October 1, 2012

Animation Students Encouraged to Submit Productions
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFAHollywood is encouraging student filmmakers worldwide and across multiple animation disciplines to enter to win a Student Annie Award. This award is one of two new Annie awards being presented at the 40th Annual Annie Awards ceremony set for Saturday, February 2, 2013 at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles. Students interested in submitting their productions do not need to be a member of ASIFA-Hollywood to enter and according to ASIFA-Hollywood President Frank Gladstone, the entry information is easy to complete. Details on the new Student Annie Award are available online at www.annieawards.org. A fee of $25 for each entry is required and the deadline to submit is October 21, 2012. (READ MORE)

40th ANNUAL ANNIE AWARDS ‘CALL FOR ENTRIES’ BEGIN TODAY!

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFAHollywood, announces its ‘Call for Entries’ today for the 40th Annual Annie Awards. Featuring a new, more direct and entirely on-line platform this year, step-by-step instructions are located at submissions.annieawards.org. While submissions in all categories can be registered today, art and film/video uploads will begin on September 15. And, to provide a little extra time for all materials to arrive, we've extended our submissions deadline to midnight, October 21. (READ MORE)

40TH ANNIE AWARDS ‘CALL FOR ENTRIES’ SEPT. 3, 2012

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announces its ‘Call for Entries’ for the 40th Annual Annie Awards. Submissions will be accepted beginning September 3. The Annie Award is recognized by the entertainment industry as the highest and most prestigious honor given in animation by the animation industry. The 40th Annual Annie Awards ceremony is set for Saturday, February 2, 2013, at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles. (READ MORE)

39th Annie Awards Honored Nominees in 28 Categories and provided Animation Fans with a Live Streaming of the Show

The 39th Annual Annie Awards, held for the fourth year in a row at UCLA’s beautiful Art Deco treasure, Royce Hall, was hosted by the irreverent comedian and actor Patton Oswalt. This year’s event drew perhaps the largest crowd in the history of the awards, due in part to the return of Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, and the fact that more nominees were being honored in 28 categories across the board.

With the addition of a live streaming of the event, the Annies were viewed online by over 12,000 people, giving access to animation fans across the country and the world.
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January 23, 2012 – PATTON OSWALT TO HOST 39TH ANNUAL ANNIE AWARDS Animation’s Most Prestigious Night!

BURBANK, CA (January 23, 2012) – Patton Oswalt, who was recently nominated by the Chicago, Toronto and Los Angeles Film Critics’ Associations for his performance in the film Young Adult starring opposite Charlize Theron, will host this year’s 39th Annual Annie Awards on Saturday, February 4, 2012, at UCLA’s Royce Hall. "The Annies are where the real weirdos hang, and it's a visual feast just to have a drink with them,” says Oswalt. “I can't wait.” Celebrating the best in animation, this annual black-tie evening will begin with a pre-reception at 5 p.m. followed by the Annie Awards ceremony at 7 p.m. and an after-party celebration immediately following the ceremony. All events will be held at Royce Hall.(READ MORE)

December 5, 2011 – 39th ANNIE AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

BURBANK, CA (December 5, 2011) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 39th Annual Annie Awards™ recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. The Annie Awards cover 28 categories and include Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Special Production, Commercials, Short Subjects and Outstanding Individual Achievements. (READ MORE)

November 5, 2011 – ANNIE AWARDS ADDS NEW MEMBER TO PRODUCING TEAM

BURBANK, Calif. (November 5, 2011) -- ASIFA-Hollywood welcomes Zahra Dowlatabadi, who has joined the Annie Awards team as a Producer on the 39th annual event. Dowlatabadi's most recent work includes executive producing the documentary "Lady of the Roses" and the publication of the 2nd edition of Producing Animation, which she co-wrote.

October 18, 2011 – 39TH ANNUAL ANNIE AWARD TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

BURBANK, Calif. (October 18, 2011) -- The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood announces today that tickets for the 39th Annual Annie Awards are now on sale. General admission tickets are $25 and are for the awards ceremony only. General admission tickets are only sold through UCLA Central Ticket Office, www.uclalive.org, or www.ticketmaster.com. VIP tickets are available to ASIFA-Hollywood members at a discounted price of $150 through December 31, 2011. VIP tickets are only sold through ASIFA-Hollywood. Complete ticket information and order forms can be found online at www.annieaewards.org. The 39th Annual Annie Awards will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.(READ MORE)

September 21, 2011 – ASIFA-HOLLYWOOD UPDATES ‘TV PRODUCTION’ CATEGORIES
FOR THIS YEAR’S ANNIE AWARDS

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood has announced updates to its Categories 5 & 6 for the 2010 Annie Awards. Category 5 is now Best General Audience Animated Television Production, Category 6 remains Best Animated Television Production for Preschool Children and the addition of Category 6A - Best Animated Television Production for Children. (READ MORE)

ASIFA-HOLLYWOOD ANNOUNCES ‘CALL FOR JUDGES’ FOR 39TH ANNUAL ANNIE AWARDS

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood is seeking Individuals interested in serving as judges on nomination committees for the 39th Annual Annie Awards. Nominating committees shall select the Annie Award production nominations and individual achievement nominees. To be considered for a
nominating committee, judges must have an established career in animation and exemplary professional credentials in at least one of the Annie Award categories. Applications must be received no later than Friday, September 30, 2011.(READ MORE)

August 18, 2011 – ASIFA-HOLLYWOOD ANNOUNCES 2011 ANNIES ‘CALL FOR ENTRIES’

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announces its ‘Call for Entries’ for the 39th Annual Annie Awards. The Annie Award is recognized by the entertainment industry as the highest and most prestigious honor given in animation by the animation industry. The 39th Annual Annie Awards ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, February 4, 2012, at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles. (READ MORE)