Alan Louis at the Center for Puppetry Arts has arranged a screening of the amazing documentary about animator Bruce Bickford, "Monster Road". It's happening Saturday, March 28th, at 8pm, at the Center for Puppetry Arts- don't miss it!
Check out the trailer:
Director Brett Ingram will be answering questions after the film.
Buy your tickets online here:
If you use the special promo code "MONSTERFILM" you'll get $2 off, putting the ticket price at $5. ASIFA-Atlanta is very proud to be a sponsor of this film showing. See you there!
We're also getting ready for our annual showing of independent animation, "Roll Yer Own". We'll be sending a call for entries sometime soon and will have the event probably in late May. Please get a film ready, we'd love to show it! You can even bug your animator friends to make something- we want to have lots of good animation to show!
Two other opportunities to have your work shown are Atlanta Shorts (which shows on PBA30, Atlanta's PBS station; I had a film in this show and it was one of the best experiences I've had as a filmmaker):
I highly recommend submitting to Atlanta Shorts if you can!
And WonderRoot TV too:
Entries for WonderRoot TV are due the 15th and screenings occur the first Wednesday of each month at 8pm at WonderRoot, in addition to being shown weekly on People TV public access.
ASIFA-Atlanta is proud to be putting together a program of particularly remarkable local animation for the Society for Animation Studies conference in July. If you would be interested in submitting something, email Brett (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ASIFA-Atlanta's own board member John Ryan is mentioned in this article about a few lovely commercials he helped create for The Southern Company:
Note that you can join or renew membership with ASIFA-Atlanta online now, via PayPal:
We've noticed a small decline in membership recently, so I wanted to remind folks about that.
Finally, tonight is the last night of "Operation CRUSH CANCER" at Star Bar! It's for a good cause and features artwork from ASIFA-Atlanta's international rep and President Emeritus Joe Peery!
The Southern Surf Syndicate Spanktacular: Operation CRUSH CANCER
Benefit for Brian (Spanky Twangler) Rogers
at The Star Bar tonight!
You'll want to stop by an ATM to make sure ya have plenty of cash! Not just to donate, put also buy posters, t-shirts, raffle tickets and more!
We'll be raffling Penetrators Packages, Criminal Records Packages, Memorial Tattoo packages, original art (by Joe Peery), and tickets.
Here's the schedule:
Friday March 27th $10 donation (minimum)
9:00-9:30pm The Surge!
9:45-10:15pm The Electric Cycles
10:30-11:00pm Dragline (Re-union!)
11:15-11:45pm The Penetrators w/ special guests
12:00-12:50pm The Woggles
1:05-close The Forty-Fives
Doors open at 8pm. Music WILL start at 9pm sharp so don't be late!
Thanks so much!
-Brett W. Thompson, President of ASIFA-Atlanta