Association Internationale du Film d’Animation
International Animated Film Association

NEWS

ASIFA Prize 2017 - Jean Francois Laguionie

The ASIFA Prize 2017 was given to Jean Francois Laguionie on June 5, 2017 at the opening of Zagreb Animation Festival.

Animation: A World History, Volumes 1, 2, and 3 by Giannalberto Bendazzi

The final book, Contemporary Times, deals with the globalization of animation, the expansion of television series, and the role of Japan, Korea, China, and India in the animation industry. 

In Memoriam: Eduard Nazarov (1941-2016)

On 11 September 2016 the world lost a renowned animator with the passing of Eduard Vasilevich Nazarov in Moscow at the age of 75.

In Memoriam: Alex Stitt (1937-2016)

It is with great sadness that I share with you the news that Alex Stitt passed away on 2 October, 2016.

The First Animation Study Annual Conference of China

“The First Animation Study Annual Conference of China", was held at Chengdu University in Sichuan Province during 19th-20th of November. ASIFA-CHINA was involved as of co-organizer (and advisor) of the event.

Scratch, Crackle, and Pop! An Interview with Steven Woloshen

Celebrated filmmaker and passionate evangelist of handcrafted cinema, Steven Woloshen, has released his latest colorfully informative book on handmade film techniques, Scratch, Crackle & Pop: a whole grains approach to making films without a camera.

Riho Unt Talks The Master

"The animated film The Master is a reflection of what we see and feel around us and to which we have no straightforward solution."

Festival Report: It Must Be Annecy 13 – 18 June, 2016

For the first time in years I thoroughly enjoyed Annecy and am looking forward to the 2017 edition.

Festival Report: Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2016

The Hiroshima International Animation Festival is a wonderful gathering of animators, artists, students, writers, and animation fans. The theme is Love and Peace, and despite the language barrier there was a warmth and friendliness throughout the festival.

2016 ASIFA Prize goes to Giannalberto Bendazzi

On June 6, 2016 at the opening ceremonies of Animafest Zagreb, ASIFA awarded the prestigious ASIFA Prize for outstanding achievements in the art of animation to Giannalberto Bendazzi.