The ASIFA Prize 2017 was given to Jean Francois Laguionie on June 5, 2017 at the opening of Zagreb Animation Festival.
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.
On 11 September 2016 the world lost a renowned animator with the passing of Eduard Vasilevich Nazarov in Moscow at the age of 75.
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", 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.
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.
"The animated film The Master is a reflection of what we see and feel around us and to which we have no straightforward solution."
For the first time in years I thoroughly enjoyed Annecy and am looking forward to the 2017 edition.
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.