Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tonight only: CARTUNE XPREZ at 7:30pm in SCAD-Atlanta's Hub

Thanks to everyone who came to and helped with International Animation Day! It was a big success! If I have time I'll write up a little follow-up. Many thanks to Karl Sigler and John Ryan in particular.

So I just found out that tonight CARTUNE XPREZ is at SCAD-Atlanta's hub:

The show is scheduled to start at 7:30pm.

Check out their website:

More info:

"Cartune Xprez" Traveling Animation Party

October 26, 2008

The multimedia dance duo, Hooliganship, will be presenting the latest incarnation of "Cartune Xprez," an 80-minute program of short animated videos and performances that celebrates the wilderness of imagination through motion pictures. Featured artists include Bruce Bickford, Shana Moulton, Takeshi Murata, Paper Rad and more. In addition to the cartoon theater performance, they will perform their most recent piece, "Realer," in which audiences strap on a pair of 3-D glasses to bear witness to a televised parade gone awry. This one-night event, on Thursday Oct. 30 from 7:30 -9:30 p.m., has been in the works for two years. The program features collaborations with Frank Zappa and major exhibitions at the Whitney Biennial, the Museum of Modern Art, Sundance Film Festival and many other institutions throughout the world. Hooliganship's live multimedia performance is followed by an animation screening. For more information, visit the Web site or contact Professor Avantika Bawa at

Hope to see you there!

-Brett W. Thompson, President of ASIFA-Atlanta

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

ASIFA-Atlanta IAD 2008 Press Release

Our ASIFA-Atlanta secretary, Jay, is awesome. He wrote the following press release for International Animation Day 2008; thanks Jay!!

OCTOBER 28, 2008, 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

ATLANTA, GA - In 2002, ASIFA, the International Animated Film Association, launched a global event to celebrate the art of animation. October 28th was proclaimed as International Animation Day, commemorating the first public performance of Emile Reynaud's Theatre Optique at the Grevin Museum in Paris, in 1892.

Each year, ASIFA groups around the world celebrate International Animation Day. In 2007, about 40 different countries in all the continents celebrated this day. The Atlanta Chapter of ASIFA is excited to invite the film and art loving community to its third year celebration, with a free screening of animated films submitted from around the world: Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, France, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Korea, Portugal,...

ASIFA-Atlanta is particularly excited to be presenting this year's International Animation Day at the High Museum's Hill Auditorium! This will be the second year there, and the auditorium itself is an exceptionally appropriate venue to showcase the work of these international artists. The program continues to be gathered as as work is being shipped, transmitted and downloaded around the world, nearly up to the screening. The collection is being curated by Karl Sigler, ASIFA-Atlanta's Screening Coordinator.

The show is free and reservations are HIGHLY recommended. Please reserve your FREE ticket at before all 225 seats fill up! There will be two showings, 7pm and 9pm. Hope to see you there!

Promotional art (original poster design by Michel Ocelot; text and logos adapted by John Cason) is attached and is also available for download at:

ASIFA-Atlanta is quickly becoming the foremost animation community builder in the Southeast. "ASIFA" stands for Association Internationale du Film d'Animation and was founded in France in 1960 as a membership organization devoted to encouraging animation. Our goal is to bring together people who are interested in animation and to give them a forum to share ideas, experiences, knowledge and, most importantly, animation! For more information, please visit: