ASIFA-Colorado News

Aug 12, 2003

Volume 1, Number 4

New & Noteworthy



New ASIFA Organization


Evert Brown Speaks!


Board Excerpts

Upcoming Events




Festivals & Conferences







Mission Statement

ASIFA Colorado was established in 2001 as a non-profit corporation devoted to cultivating and promoting the art, craft and profession of Animation.

Together, our membership and Board of Directors are developing a far-reaching range of programs and special events to meet the following goals:


      Stimulate discussion among professional and non-professional animation enthusiasts about concepts and technologies evolving in the industry.

      Increase the visibility of Colorado Region animation companies available to serve the growing demand for commercial animation productions across the nation and around the world.

      Establish a tradition of local, public events including seminars, panel discussions, special screenings, festivals and workshops devoted to more broadly acquainting the population with the power, diversity, and application of animation in all media.

      Increase the connections between animation education programs and professionals in the industry.

       Enrich the experience of animation students by bringing the diversity of the international animation scene to their doorstep.























































Comments, questions, suggestions, and volunteers are always welcome. Reply-To:

Don't forget this weekend:
Summer Cel-e-bration
August 16th - 3pm until ?

Bar BQ - Refreshments- Door Prizes
Animation - BYOA (Bring your own animation / DVD-VHS)
Join ASIFA Colorado at the party and get a discount
Register for location at 


New & Noteworthy

        SummerToast: a gathering of the acronyms occurred on July 23, 2003 at Coors Brewing Company in Golden, CO. Evert details the event in Non-Sequiturs below. 

        During Annecy Animation Festival this year ASIFA International overwhelmingly approved a new organizational structure.  This new structure will allow for an ASIFA board composed of members of the ASIFA Groups allowing for a more diversified and well represented board.  There will also be a separate Executive Board that will be more concerned with the day-to-day operations of ASIFA and will work hand-in-hand with the ASIFA Board.  In Annecy the decision was to change the structure but details of the structure will be worked out in Portugal at the end of November. For more details check out

     Yes, our own Evert has spoken!  Evert Brown, a freelance animator, animation director and instructor at the Art Institute of Colorado in the computer animation department, has designed and animated for TV, film, CD ROM and the web.  He did studio work in Hollywood on many different characters, mainly Charlie Brown, Garfield, and Cathy.  He has worked on forty-two television specials, hundreds of commercials, five full-length features, and received an Emmy for direction of a television special featuring Cathy.

And he has talked to the ASIFA audience at RMCAD in the new Lakewood facility.  Prior to the event there was a brief tour of the new location.  There were about 35 folks in attendance the tour took about an hour and after some sound issues Evert spoke for over an hour. See him online at

     During the most recent board meeting discussions centered around the Summer Cel-ebration planning. Reviews and approval of ASIFA-Colorado by-laws was another issue, a committee was established - please contact Evert Brown at if you are interested in participating. Status of international membership as well as member benefits were further explored.  Admission charges for events will be implemented after the Summer Cel-ebration.  Event speakers will attain honorary membership in ASIFA-Colorado.


Upcoming Events


August 16th at 3:00PM in Arvada ASIFA-Colorado will host its first annual Summer Cel-ebration.  Come one, come all, but come!  Register and get directions for this event at


.Alejandro Bermann of Argentina who has worked on such projects as: "Tony's island" (Kellog's) (1988); "Proaed" (Educational Assistance Program) (1992-1994); "AIDS Project" (15 spots in animated cartoons for the Control Department of Infectocontagious Diseases of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare) (1990); "Santoral" (Ledafilms) (1990); and "Argentine Wildlife Foundation" (1986).

Festivals & Conferences

        The 4th Annual Festival of Fantasy, Horror & Science-Fiction starts August 7th and continues through August 27th in Hollywood, CA.

        The Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival (SICAF 2003) kicks off August 12th and goes until August 17th.

        Portland Indy Animation Festival 2003 will be held August 24th through August 26th.

        Telluride IndieFest 2003 is from August 29th to September 1th.

        Big Apple Anime Fest 2003 will be held from August 29th and goes until August 31th.



The Summer Toast an event held on August 23, 2003, was sponsored by:

AIGA - American Institute of Graphic Arts
AMA - American Marketing Association
ASIFA - Association Internationale of Film & Animation
BMA - Business Marketing Association
CFVA - Colorado Film and Video Association
DAF - Denver Advertising Federation
IABC - International Association of Business Communication
PIAMS - Printing & Imaging Association Mountain States
PRSA - Public Relations Society of America
RMDMA - Rocky Mountain Direct Marketing Association
Also Coors - Keyline Graphics - Advertising & Marketing Review

The event was a giant success attended by 300 to 400 people. The crowd grew so much that they had to open another room. Coors was a generous host, offering tours of the plant until 7pm. There were lots of hors d'oeuvres and, of course, beer and other drinks. It was the place to meet old friends and make new ones. ASIFA was represented by Anne-Elizabeth, Evert Brown, Judy and Fred Gardner and 
Mark Kaufman.

All the groups offered door prizes, ASIFA offered two tickets to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Planetarium and three gift bags, courtesy of Anne-Elizabeth. Being a mixer, announcing the winners was a chore because of all the conversations between participants. Having the two rooms just added to the confusion of finding the winners, however, it was a popular part of the evening.

Because of the turnout and the success of this event I think that is the start of a tradition here in Denver to encourage the meeting of all the different organizations. This cross over of the groups should be a huge advantage to all concerned. I think it was important to have ASIFA present and networking with the other groups. 

I think we should look for other opportunities like this and to 
attend again next year.



This email is being sent to you because of your membership with ASIFA-Colorado, if you wish to unsubscribe please send an email to with Unsubscribe in the Subject line.