INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION DAY
IAD CELEBRATIONS 2016 | INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION DAY
ASIFA created the International Animation Day (IAD) in 2002, honouring the first public performance of Emile Reynaud’s Theatre Optique in Paris, on the 28th October 1892.
Since then, ASIFA coordinates and helps promote IAD celebrations all over the world: a unique event that is simultaneously celebrated in several cities over 40 countries, putting the art of animation in the limelight and exposing it to different audiences and cultures.
Every day we witness the importance and beauty of animation: not only as it screened in commercial theatres but across television, music, mixed-media, and on the web. We also see how the artform develops through independent filmmaking - with children, students, artists and professionals from all over the world creating new and innovative ways to push the medium. In exploring different approaches and techniques (drawing, painting, puppets and objects / clay, sand, paper and computer; multiple narratives and non narratives, diversity of themes). ANIMATION is a successful and a powerful form of cultural expression and communication.
ASIFA's role is to enhance and quench the public’s curiosity, providing a range of demonstrations and activities: such as concerts, exhibitions, screenings, cultural activities related to contemporary events and local interests, stimulating collaborations between chapters, groups and representatives from different countries.
ASIFA Chapters and other institutions dedicated to animation are invited to join us on the promotion of suitable projects for IAD celebrations: screenings, workshops, conferences, and exhibitions. There are countries that promote a big event for the occasion, and others who simply point out this symbolic moment with one day screenings and events. Participation is key.
FILM PROGRAM EXCHANGE
To contribute to the diversity and cultural exchange of the event, each IAD promoter has the opportunity to trade animation programs between countries/partners. To organize, facilitate and help promote an exchange, please contact the IAD curator.
By the end of September 2016, a short report on the IAD celebrations and corresponding exchanges will be sent to all members and partners.
Each year, ASIFA calls upon a famous animator to create the poster of IAD. It is then adapted to each country to promote a global and regional view of the event. The Japanese artist and filmmaker YOJI KURI created 2016 IAD poster.
Each organizer of the IAD events may use the poster and communication tools to promote their own events according to need: printed posters, flyers, booklets, etc.
To assure the continuity of the global IAD message and communication, these tools must include: the original IAD image (of the poster), the signature of the artist and ASIFA logo.