On June 13, 2013, at the Annecy Animation Festival, legendary animator Bruno Bozetto will be awarded the 2012 ASIFA Prize. The award ceremony will be followed by a rare screening of his 1976 masterpiece Allegro Non Troppo.
The ASIFA Prize is awarded annually to individuals or organizations that have made a significant contribution to the promotion and preservation of the art of animation, and Bozetto joins an impressive list of laureates.
ASIFA Portland congratulates Bruno and sends our thoughts to all those who will be in attendance at the ceremony.
On Saturday, June 8th, let’s once again gather at the Oregon Zoo to enjoy some creature sketching! Bring whatever art supplies you desire, maybe a lunch, slap on some sunscreen, and we’ll share some art time. Please procure your own ticket and meet us just by the mountain goats at 10:00am (or just find everybody later, if you need to get there later). At 3pm we’ll gather at the Cascade Grill (near the entrance) to share our results. Everyone is welcome, so bring your friends! The more the merrier.
Paid ASIFA MEMBERS can enjoy a tour of animation powerhouse BENT IMAGE LAB!
On Friday June 7th, a short list of current paying members of ASIFA Portland will be led on a special behind-the-scenes tour of the studio. How do you get on the list? On Saturday May 25th at 12:00 Noon, send an email with the subject heading “Bent Tour” to firstname.lastname@example.org. The first 15 e-mails received from CURRENT, SELF-PAID ASIFA members will be able to enjoy a tour of Bent!
Need to join or renew? Paying is quick and easy. You can do so here.
Not sure if your membership is current? Send a query to email@example.com and we’ll check for you!
Last Saturday, about 60 people came to hear Michel Gagne speak at The Art Institute of Portland.
The event was presented by ASIFA Portland and the Art Institute’s Inkwell Animation Club, and Mr. Gagne shared insights from his career in art and animation.
He showed the evolution of The Saga of Rex from illustrations, to a completed children’s book, to the graphic novel, and his current project of turning the graphic novel into an animated feature.
He also discussed his process and shared images and video from Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, his Annie- and BAFTA-award winning video game, as well as a generous smattering of other material from his long and prolific career.
Michel Gagne is an engaging speaker, moving easily from his inspirations, to finished work, to deep insights into his production process. Along the way, he includes funding, technology, time frames, and touches on the many amazing projects he’s undertaken. It was a deeply informative event, and we’d like again to thank sponsors The Jupiter Hotel, ADi, Fashionbuddha, SuperGenius, Cascade ACM Siggraph, and The Northwest Animation Festival, opening this Friday.
Congratulations to everyone who’s film was selected for Annecy!
Bill Plympton and I will be hosting Annecy + again this year so if your film was not selected you have a second chance by submitting it to the ANNECY + selection committee. e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will answer questions and tell you where to send your film depending upon what part of the world you live in.
Look forward to hearing from you and good luck,
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