Association Internationale du Film d’Animation
International Animated Film Association



ASIFA Israel was established 1985 with 30 members. It is recognized as a registered non-profit cultural organization since January 1991.At its peak it had over 100 members. In 2000 members organized ASIF – an annual event summing up a year of animation in Israel. ASIF 2018 included screening of 127 films and 5 computer games. These were selected from 249 films and games submitted to 2 committees of professionals. In recent years ASIF is organized by Animix annual festival of animation, comics and caricature.
Animix website: 

In 2013 we’ve established the Animation Club in cooperation with Minshar for Art, TLV. It holds 6-7 meetings a year. Talks by prominent animation artists, screenings and discussions. We also organize an IAD event annually and assist other organizers of IAD events all over Israel.

In addition, Asifa Israel supports institutes and associations in their activities which contribute to the development of animation art. The most prominent of these is the Animation Professions Union, established 2011. It has over 300 members (2018), from students to studio owners. In addition to the usual services a union gives its members, it acts to develop the animation industry in Israel by creating opportunities for independent creators and for studios - including grants, workshops, competitions etc., as well as acting as the Israeli Animation industry's ambassador by holding events at the Cannes film festival, establishing the Israeli stand at MIFA, Annecy and working to strengthen the connections and exposure of local talents in the International Community. Current show-reels screened at Cannes 2018 and at Annecy 2018:
Commissioned projects showreel: 
Independent animation showreel:   
Chairman: Yossi Gavan. Contact: gavan.yossi [at] 
Asifa Israel’s logo was designed by Avi Ofer. 

Israeli animation: 

Sample artists’ and studios’ websites:
Ariel Belinco. Yokneam 
Avi Ofer. Barcelona + Tel Aviv 
Daniela Sherer
Eran Hilleli 
Gil Alkabetz, Stuttgart. 
Mind the Gap Animation. JLM + UK!two-voices/w9eon 
Ori Toor. Tel Aviv.   
PIL Animation. Tel Aviv.  
PitchiPoy studio, Jaffa + Jerusalem. 
Sariel Keslasi, Tel Aviv:!portfolio/c199t
Shahaf Ram. TLV. 
Snowball VFX, Tel Aviv + Jerusalem: 
Tal Kantor. Jerusalem.   
Yuval & Merav Nathan – Animation Home 
ZAZ Animation. Bat-Yam. 

Sample Schools
Minshar for Art, TLV    
Sapir College, Sderot. Film and animation. 
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, JLM.