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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

OCT 11: Coraline San Francisco Screening

Focus Features, ASIFA-Hollywood & ASIFA-SF cordially invite members and their family (limit of 4) to a special 3D Screening of...

Sunday, October 11, 2009 5:30 pm
AMC Metreon 16 & IMAX
101 4th Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco

Immediately following the screening, please join us for a Q&A and light reception with director Henry Selick.

Members: See your email box for RSVP information.

Members only. RSVP required. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

FREE Screening Friday At Woodbury


Cultural Literacy
W. C. Fields, the comedian who broke all the rules to create one of the most vivid comic personas of the 20th century.

Pop Cultural Literacy 102
A Series of Summer Screenings

Friday, September 25th, 2009
Short Subjects Start At 7pm, The Feature Film Starts At 8:30.
Admission FREE to the animation community
Woodbury University
School of Business / Fletcher Jones Foundation Theater
7500 Glenoaks Bl
Burbank, CA 91510

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Cultural Literacy
Lester Young

So far, we've screened some of the greatest musical performances of the 20th century, the granddaddy of all adventure films and the most anarchic comedy film ever made. This month we have a program featuring one of the most unique and under-appreciated film comics of them all. We'll be screening my personal choice for best comedy movie of all time. Don't miss it.

For more about the Pop Cultural Literacy programs at Woodbury, see...

Pop Culture 101: Famous Comedians

Pop Culture 101: Great Musicians

Pop Culture 101: Experimental Live Video Feed

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Members Only Screening: Mary and Max

SUNDANCE SELECTS and ASIFA-Hollywood invites members and a guest to...

Mary and Max
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 8:30 pm
DreamWorks Animation Campanile Theater
1000 Flower Street
Glendale, CA 91201

Following the screening will be a Q&A with director Adam Elliot.

Seating is limited. The deadline to RSVP is September 28, 2009. Members, see your email box for RSVP information. All guests will receive a reservation confirmation, via email.

Photo ID is required, to be admitted onto the DreamWorks Campus.

About Mary And Max

MARY AND MAX is a clayography feature film from Academy Award(r) winning writer/director Adam Elliot and producer Melanie Coombs, featuring the voice talents of Toni Collette, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Humphries and Eric Bana.

Spanning 20 years and 2 continents, MARY AND MAX tells of a pen-pal relationship between two very different people: Mary Dinkle (Collette), a chubby, lonely 8-year-old living in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia; and Max Horovitz (Hoffman),a 44-year-old Jewish man with Asperger's Syndrome living in the chaos of New York City.

As MARY AND MAX chronicles Mary's trip from adolescence to adulthood, and Max's passage from middle to old age, it explores a bond that survives much more than the average friendship's ups-and-downs. Like Elliot and Coombs' Oscar(r) winning animated short HARVIE KRUMPET, MARY AND MAX is both hilarious and poignant as it takes us on a journey that explores friendship, autism, taxidermy, psychiatry, alcoholism, where babies come from, obesity, kleptomania, sexual differences, trust, copulating dogs, religious differences, agoraphobia and many more of life's surprises.

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Screening: Fleischer Features / Secret of Kells

The American Cinematheque invites ASIFA-Hollywood members to...

Friday, September 25, 2009 7:30pm
The Egyptian Theater
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Admission - $10.00
Members, see your email box for discount information

MR. BUG GOES TO TOWN (aka HOPPITY GOES TO TOWN), 1941, Paramount, 78 min. Dir. Dave Fleischer. The residents of Bugville have enough trouble dealing with the villainous C. Bagley Beetle, but their problems increase when they learn a skyscraper is to be built on the vacant lot they inhabit. Together the bugs try to find a way to save their homes in this delightful animated musical.

GULLIVER'S TRAVELS, 1939, Paramount, 74 min. A pioneering animated classic from brothers Max and Dave Fleischer (who created Betty Boop and brought Popeye to the screen.) GULLIVER'S TRAVELS was a brave attempt to match the phenomenal popularity of Walt Disney's SNOW WHITE. Adapted from the first part of Jonathan Swift's satirical fantasy, the story follows Gulliver as he lands in the miniaturized land of Lilliput and finds that prejudices come in all sizes. Plus, some surprise short films.

Animation historian Jerry Beck will introduce the screening.

Saturday, September 26, 2009 4:00 PM
Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Admission - $10.00
Members, see your email box for discount information.

THE SECRET OF KELLS, 2009, Buena Vista Films, 75 min. Dirs. Tomm Moore & Nora Twomey. Adventure, action and danger await 12-year-old Brendan, who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells in this acclaimed animated film. Featuring the voices of Brendan Gleeson (IN BRUGES) and Mick Lally ("Ballykissangel"). Winner of 2009 Audience Award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.


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Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy Birthday June!

Annie Awards
ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive Director, Stephen Worth
and ASIFA-Hollywood President, Antran Manoogian
visit with June Foray at the 2008 Annie Awards after party

June Foray is the heart and soul of our organization. All of us at ASIFA-Hollywood. wish her a Happy Birthday. Here's wishing every day is just like your birthday, June!

Rocky and his Friends


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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Annies: Call for Entries

Annie Awards News

Annie News 9/17/09

Changes to Individual Achievement Categories, New Procedures for Voting

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announces its 'Call for Entries' for this year's 37th Annual Annie Awards. The updated 'Rules and Categories' list as well as all entry forms can be found online at

Honoring excellence in the field of animation, the Annie Awards will be presented in 25 categories including best animated feature, home entertainment, television production, television commercial, short subject, video game, as well as individual achievements. Entries submitted for consideration will be from productions that were released in the United States between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009. The deadline to receive entries is Friday, October 16, 2009.

Some changes to the rules and categories have been made this year and include: 1. The Individual Achievement Television or Short Form categories have been changed back to recognize Television only; 2. Music categories will include composers and lyricists who have written songs appearing in a production and who are part of the music team; 3. ASIFA-Hollywood members will vote on the Production categories this year - Features, Home Entertainment, Short Subject, Television Commercials, Television Production, Television Production for Children and Video Games; and 4. A final election committee of animation professionals will determine the award recipients for all of the Individual Achievement categories

"We are constantly reviewing and updating the way the award recipients are selected so that we are absolutely sure we are including all of the talent that is worthy," remarked ASIFA-Hollywood President Antran Manoogian.
This year's ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA. The black-tie ceremony will feature a lively mix of animation luminaries, celebrity presenters and comedic talent to celebrate this year's best of the best in animation.

ASIFA-Hollywood is the largest of an international network of chapters and supports a range of animation initiatives through its membership. Current projects include an animation archive, library and museum, classes and screenings, and animated film preservation efforts.

For up-to-the-minute information on the 37th Annual Annie Awards, please visit, or email: or call: 562.209.9900. Media inquiries, please contact Gretchen Houser, Houser PR, at 562.235.0991 or email:

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For further information about the Annie Awards, please visit

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Event: ASIFA Discount to the CTN Animation Expo

Mark the date and make reservations now for the...

CTN Animation Expo
November 20-22, 2009
Burbank Convention Center

The Creative Talent Network Animation Expo (CTN-X) announces a host of special events for professional artists, art students and industry executives. Attendees will enjoy: Portfolio Reviews, "Raising the Bar" recruiting, Talent Mixers, Breakfast with the Pros, Art Contests judged by industry leaders, live demonstrations, prizes and more. After hours, the fun continues with "CTN-X @ Nite" networking mixers and VIP Receptions. CTN-X takes place at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center with ample discounted parking, conveniently located across the street from the Burbank Airport and Amtrak Station. Register today online to receive early bird prices of $25 for the exhibit floor only, $40 for a day pass and $100 for a 3-day pass. Discounted rates are available to students, active military and professional industry organizations. Space limited so sign up today. For more information and to register, please visit:

...or call, (800) 604-2238 and mention the special ASIFA-Hollywood discount code "ASIFAX09" to obtain an extra 10% off any 1 day or 3 day professional/general passport.

To Register Online:

One Day Admission Signup Page

Three Day Admission Signup Page

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Members Only Screening: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

Sony Pictures Animation Cordially invites ASIFA members and a guest to a special advance 3-D screening of...

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
Thursday, September 17, 2009 7:30 p.m.
The Samuel Goldwyn Theater
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
8949 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Q&A with Filmmakers to follow screening

Members Only / RSVP Required

See your email for RSVP instructions. If you did not receive the email announcement, contact to have your email address added to the list. Most ASIFA-Hollywood communications go out via email. It is vital that you keep your address on our list up to date.

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