Artwork by Debra Solomon.

There is just one annual animation award in the United States that is older than the Oscars and that’s the ASIFA-East Animation Festival. This year’s ceremony will mark the 45th year in a row that the festival has been presented. It takes place this Sunday, May 18th, at the New School’s newly built Tishman Auditorium (63 5th Avenue in Manhattan). The awards ceremony begins at 6pm, followed by a screening of the award-winning films. ‘Festive attire’ is encouraged. The ceremony and awards reception are free and open to the public, but a $5 donation is requested from non-members.

To liven up the ceremony this year, the evening will be hosted by stand-up comic Liz Miele, who was previously interviewed on Cartoon Brew about her animated webseries Damaged. For more details on the event, visit the ASIFA-East website.


Amid Amidi

Amid Amidi is Cartoon Brew's Publisher and Editor-at-large.