ASIFA Portland is the Portland, Oregon chapter of the International Animated Film Society: Association International du Film d’Animation. Our mission is to celebrate the art of animation, and to foster a local community for professionals, students, and enthusiasts. As a 501(c)3 non-profit, we organize events, resources, and networking activities for both members and the public. We believe we all grow as a community by promoting a free exchange of ideas both locally and internationally.
Our chapter was founded in 1990 by Joanna Priestley and Marilyn Zornado. Under its original name, ASIFA Northwest, the group encompassed both Portland and Seattle; later, it split in two to better serve each city. In 2007, ASIFA Portland incorporated as a non-profit under Oregon law.
30 years later, ASIFA Portland continues celebrating an animation scene known for groundbreaking independents, big-budget feature filmmaking, and a blossoming freelancer community.
Meet the Board
President & Membership
Vice-President & Social Media
Allyson is an animator with a passion for punching. As an animation director at Liquid Development with a focus on 2D animation, she has worked on animation, art, fx, and texturing on over 50 games, from mobile to AAA titles, as well as local game jam projects. When she’s not animating, she trains in martial arts including muay thai, jiu jitsu, and capoeira.
Cydoni graduated from the Art Institute of Portland in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts and Animation. Since then, she has worked in the video game industry as an animator, specializing in 2D animation in Spine and Unity. She loves collaborative projects of all kinds and regularly ropes her art friends into various art endeavors. Aside from animation, Cydoni often directs for the Roosevelt Theatre Alumni Group which she founded in 2013.
Recently, she has worked as an Administrative Assistant and Shop Technician at RapidMade, a 3D printing and manufacturing company.Outside of that, she has pursued her passion for animation, working as a freelance animator and digital artist for local studios such as Big-Giant, where she worked on an animated web series entitled “Blubburbs.”
Kelly has dreamed of being an animator her whole life. In fact, she has animated on the computer ever since she first learned Adobe Flash when she was in elementary school.
Bio: KJ has done design and VFX work on television and feature film productions. His current ongoing project is his webcomic; Chickenface.
A freelance Editor, Animator, and Illustrator. Jin has had a passion for drawing since childhood and is currently on the path to creating his own Comic and YouTube Channel.