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ASIFA-South

About

ASIFA-South is the official Animation Organization representing South Eastern US officially with UNESCO affiliated ASIFA International Animated Film Association. Headquartered in Atlanta, our nonprofit organization represent the central communication hub between international and US-based chapters. Our goal is to foster and unite the animation community locally and globally to promote artists and the art of animat...

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Values

  • ART IMPACT ON THE ECOSYSTEM

    We consciously assess and evaluate our impact not only on our community but our earth. We strive to be an eco-conscious low carbon footprint impact organization.

  • SUPPORT OF STEAM EDUCATION

    We support the next generation of artists and interest in animation by promoting STEAM education with year-round free and low-cost workshops for schools, libraries, and more.

  • CELEBRATING THE COMMUNITY VOICE

    We focus on fostering a supportive, open-minded community based on inclusion where diverse voices are respected.

  • INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

    ASIFA-South partners with organizations locally and globally to advocate for sustainable practices as a representative of the animation industry.

  • ARTIST VISIBILITY & GLOBAL COMMUNITY

    We are focused primarily on being a driving force in developing a sustainable creative industry in the Southeastern United States.

Insider experiences

What’s your favorite thing about working at ASIFA-South?

Getting to interact with the artistic community in the Southeastern United States and internationally!

What’s your favorite thing about working at ASIFA-South?

Working on projects and attending workshops in person are the most exciting parts of my role.

Ginger Tontaveetong
Executive Director
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Alex LaShelle
Operations Director
Casandra Brewton-Johnson
Programming Director
Jeff Yu
Business Director
Josephine Ruff-Sloan
Marketing Manager

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Partnership announcement

Thank you to Reallusion Software!

Thank you to Reallusion Software!

Thank you to our longtime partners at Reallusion Software for being our 2022 Sponsor again this year! Check out their current ongoing competition Animation At Work Contest 2022 where you can win up to $15,000 in prizes! Deadline for submission: Aug 8th Check out the details now and share their contest information on your social media to get 2 months of the software to use for free! About Reallusion Reallusion software is a platform for digital human character creativity and animation. Emphasizing character scalability for creative and industry projects, Reallusion real-time characters are populating across Media and Entertainment, Metaverse, Digital Twin factories, Architectural visualizations, and AI Simulations.

Partnership announcement

All the Hubbub with our brand new sponsor Hubtaku

All the Hubbub with our brand new sponsor Hubtaku

Making its debut launch, ASIFA-South is proud to spotlight our latest brand new shiny sponsor Hubtaku powered by local content creators in Atlanta! We love their parent company The Creative Folks and we're sure we're going to love Hubtaku as well! About Hubtaku Hubtaku, powered by our parent company The Creative Folks, is an entity made to act as a centralized hub for resources and networking for creatives and companies branching into niche cultures such as anime, video games, etc. We serve those who were told to get their head out of the clouds and to keep on dreaming. Follow ASIFA-South on Twitter @asifasouth to get real-time update or subscribe to our free newsletter!

Partnership announcement

SCADFilm sponsors ASIFA-South

SCADFilm sponsors ASIFA-South

Getting into the heat of our ASIFAC festival, we welcome onboard another exciting sponsorship with SCADFilm! With a lot of alumni from SCAD in our committee, we are happy for this show of support for the animation community! About SCADFilm SCADFILM produces premier events for students and professionals working in film, television, animation, gaming, AR/VR, performing arts, and video production. Audiences experience year-round programming that includes screenings, master classes, and behind-the-scenes presentations from industry luminaries. Follow ASIFA-South on Twitter @asifasouth to get real-time update or subscribe to our free newsletter!

Partnership announcement

Celebrating Another "Awesome" Year

Celebrating Another "Awesome" Year

Celebrating another "Awesome" Year for ASIFA-South with one of our favorite animation studios in Georgia and constant supporter Awesome Inc! Thank you to Awesome Inc not just for renewing their commitment and sponsorship for our organization but for our board of directors, Ashley Kohler's constant guidance. Three cheers to this creative entrepreneur extraordinaire! About Awesome Inc For 15 years our animation and motion design studio has collaborated with our clients to interpret their needs and bring their visions to fruition with our unique production style. Whether it’s entertainment partners, agencies, brands, or individual creators, we’ve partnered with them all. We are inclusive and inquisitive, diverse and deft, and always, unapologetically, Awesome. Our reputation has been built out of our contagious enthusiasm for all things animated, our curiosity for learning, and our determination to deliver. We’re woman-owned and led, Atlanta-based, and exceptionally proud of both. Follow ASIFA-South on Twitter @asifasouth to get real-time update or subscribe to our free newsletter!