International Animation Day : 28th October
Since 2002, Asifa, celebrates and coordinates the « International animation day » (IAD), commemorating the first public performance of Emile Reynaud’s Theatre Optique in Paris in 1892. Such a celebration is an outstanding opportunity to put the animated film in the limelight and make this art more accessible to the public.
Some full length animation films have major box office successes – and this is true on all continents – partly because they go further than basic entertainment. Animated shorts, TV series, video clips, ads, and special effects also invade our different screens.
We are thus witnessing an important development of this art, regarding not only inspirational sources but also influences from many different fields. An extraordinary range of techniques are imagined – drawing, painting, animating puppets and objects, using clay, sand, paper, computerised techniques etc – which, combined with stories, sets and sounds, give an infinite variety of aesthetics and messages.
ASIFA’s role is both to enhance and satisfy the public’s curiosity, in particular with the means of other forms of shows: encounters, concerts, exhibitions, dynamic activities related to contemporary events or local interests…
Each structure can contact its country’s national Chapter to establish adequate projects, available on the ASIFA website > groups.
Please find in the IAD sections of this website various information about this unique event.
For any further information, please contact Juliette CROCHU, coordinator of the International Animation Day on behalf of the international ASIFA.
Contact : Juliette Crochu, Afca-Asifa France
E-mail : asifafrance @afca.asso.fr
Phone : +33 1 40 23 08 13