BURBANK, Calif. (May, 2016) – ASIFA-Hollywood is the world’s first and foremost professional, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the art of animation and celebrating the people who create it. This year, ASIFA-Hollywood has earmarked nearly $150,000 for animation-based programs and events, including: Community Assistance, $15,000; Film & Art preservation, $29,000; Education, $58,000; Outside Events & Sponsorships, $23,000; Worldwide Outreach, $6,000; and Floating Funds where needed, $19,000.
“Just two or three years ago, we could not have done any of this,” remarked Frank Gladstone, ASIFA-Hollywood executive director. “But, over time, our finances have become much more stable and now we can do what non-profits are supposed to do, return funds to benefit the community.“
Today, ASIFA-Hollywood is the largest chapter of the international organization ASIFA, and supports a wide range of animation activities and preservation efforts through its membership. Current initiatives include the Animation Archive, Animation Aid Foundation, film preservation, the Animation Educators Forum, the Animation Center building initiative, special events, screenings and animation festival support. ASIFA-Hollywood also produces the annual Annie Awards, honoring the best in animation. The 44th Annual Annie Awards is set for Saturday, February 4, 2017.
For more information on ASIFA-Hollywood, please visit www.asifa-hollywood.org.