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COMMITTEE
 

VISION

A CONNECTED WORLD THROUGH ANIMATION

ASIFA-South is the Southeastern US Chapter of ASIFA International, the international animation network - headquartered in Atlanta, GA. The goal of ASIFA-South is to foster and unite the animation community locally and globally to promote artists and the art of animation. We aim to better the industry through communication and collaboration.

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MISSION

ARTIST VISIBILITY & GLOBAL COMMUNITY

At the heart of ASIFA-South, we care about making the world a better place through animation and being a professionally recognized organization for creatives in the animation field. We are focused especially on being a driving force in the development of a sustainable creative industry in the Southeastern United States.

SUPPORT OF STEAM EDUCATION

We support the next generation of artists and interest in animation through the promotion of STEAM education with year-round free and low-cost workshops for schools, libraries, and more. We also showcase and partner with relevant organizations to promote affordable animation alternatives and open-source programs to increase accessibility at all levels.

CELEBRATING THE VOICES OF COMMUNITY

We believe that empathy makes us better animators. We focus on fostering a supportive open-minded community based on inclusion where diverse voices can be respected to encourage the growth of well-rounded caring professionals that are forward-thinking.

INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

ASIFA-South actively collaborates and partners with organizations locally and globally to advocate for sustainable practices. We serve as the animation voice to represent the entertainment industry in conversations that affect us.

HISTORY

 

LEADERSHIP

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Marisa Ginger Tontaveetong – President (Producer, Trioscope Studio/ SIGGRAPH Strategy Advisor)

Justice Obiaya (Treasurer) Atlanta Film Society, Community Relations Director)

Jeffrey Yu – Secretary

(Slothique LLCExecutive Producer)

 

Lisa Ferrell (Georgia State University Creative Media Industry Institute, Producer)

Jeremy Seymour

(MINNO, Creative Chief Officer )

Jason Shwartz (Bento Box Entertainment, Director)

Allyssa Lewis

(Netflix, Recruiter)

Matthew Maloney (Savannah College of Art and Design, Associate Chair of Animation/ Co-owner Black Rainbow Media)

Christina Maloney (Savannah College of Art and Design, Professor of Motion Media/ Co-owner Black Rainbow Media)

Fatimah Abdullah (9 Story Media Group, Series Producer)

Ashley Kohler

(Awesome Inc, Executive Producer)

Jenna Zona (Floyd County Productions, Animation Director)

LC Crowley

(Trioscope Studio, Executive Producer)

ASIFA-SOUTH LEGACY

 

Linda Simensky

 

Stephen Mank

 

Noeve Warren

 

Madeline Fan

 

Sarah Fay Krom

 

Lou Hertz

 

Joe Peery

 

Brett W. Thompson

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
 
 

Frequently asked questions

How do I Join?


We would love to have you join us! Click on SUPPORT in the menu and check out our membership tiers. Please also confirm in the membership form if the email address you are paying with is the one you want to receive the newsletter at and check that we are not thrown into your SPAM folder!




Does the membership extend to other ASIFA Chapters?


While currently the benefits of our standard membership is limited to only our chapter, we are working to get inclusive benefits with the other chapters all over the world so that our traveling animators may be able to attend ASIFA hosted events all over the world. If you are traveling though, please do hit us up so we can see if we can get you in touch with chapters in that location or let you know if a chapter exists so we can hook you up with the cool animation/ artist community there! International membership includes the annual ASIFA International magazine. You may want to check your local chapter offering and membership to make sure you benefit from what makes sense to you. Chapter memberships are not transferrable.




What are the benefits of joining ASIFA-SOUTH?


Free cookies! …not really, but would you like some? As a member of ASIFA-South, you get exclusive access to our monthly newsletter with our upcoming activities and events along with news on other related animation events around town. Also, members get waived submission fee for our annual ASIFAC Animation Festival attended by professionals in the animation industry as well as free admission for the screening and exclusive access to our online panels hosting guests from BARDEL, BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT and a rotation of amazing artist from all over the world. Along with free admission and discounts to animation related screening and panel at the annual Atlanta Film Festival, members also get discounts. Your vote will also count towards events and topic discussions that you want to know more about! Your support will also go towards subsidizing operations cost for the organization, fees for ASIFA International, and help us churn out more activities for the community!




I am not an artist. Can I still join ASIFA-SOUTH?


Of course! We welcome art enthusiast and aim to be as inclusive as possible! That also includes if you are a Voice Over actor/ actress, Fine Artists, Writers or just love art and animation!




Is the organization meant for kids?


While our organization does a lot of workshops and activities that are geared towards benefiting kids, we are advocates of promoting artists/ animators of all ages. Most of our members are currently high school students to industry professionals in support of the industry. We encourage parents to join for memberships on behalf of their kids and look out for activities that their kids may join in!





CONTACT US
General Contact/ Inquiries
info@asifa-south.com

Membership

membership@asifa-south.com

Media Inquiry
marketingteam@asifa-south.com


 
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