The ASIFA-East Animation Awards Were Classier This Year

The 45th annual ASIFA-East Animation Festival Awards took place last Sunday in Manhattan. The long-running ceremony, which celebrates achievements in East Coast animation, is making an effort to gradually transform its annual ceremony into a more upscale affair.

“Retreat!” by Lizzi Akana

Brooklyn-based Lizzi Akana directed Retreat! for Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. The song was written by Jones following her battle with cancer.