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.
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.
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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Justice Obiaya (Treasurer) Atlanta Film Society, Community Relations Director)
Jeffrey Yu – Secretary
(Slothique LLC, Executive Producer)
(MINNO, Creative Chief Officer )
Jason Shwartz (Bento Box Entertainment, Director)
Jeff Fastner (Floyd County Productions, Producer)
Matthew Maloney (Co-owner Black Rainbow Media)
Christina Maloney (Co-owner Black Rainbow Media)
Fatimah Abdullah (9 Story Media Group, Series Producer)
(Awesome Inc, Executive Producer)
Jenna Zona (Savannah College of Art and Design, Professor of Animation)
(Trioscope Studio, Executive Producer)
Sarah Fay Krom
Brett W. Thompson