Georges Schwizgebel Designs the International Animation Day 2023 Poster

Georges Schwizgebel Designs the International Animation Day 2023 Poster

Georges Schwizgebel needs no introduction in the animation indie world, as he has traveled a long and unique path in the field, combining a unique painterly style and seamless directorial transitions from one scene to the other.

International Animation Day (IAD) was created in 2002, honoring the birth of animation; 28th October 1892 was the first public performance of projected moving images: Emile Reynaud’s Theatre Optique in Paris. For 2023, the IAD poster is created by the Swiss veteran filmmaker.

Born in 1944, Switzerland, Georges Schwizgbel studied (1960-65) in the School of Fine Arts and Decorative Arts, In 1970 he founded Studio GDS and began producing and directing animated shorts. From 'The Flight of Icarus' (1974) to 'Darwin’s Notebook' (2020), he has directed around twenty films, almost all of which have won international awards.

Related: You Need to Watch A Film with an Audience: Interview with Georges Schwizgebel

Two appear on the list of the 100 most outstanding animated films established in 2006 at the Annecy festival, '78 Tours' (1985) and 'The Ride to the Abyss' (1992).

We can understand what is good and what is not good in the context of other films. Some people don't want to watch a film after they've made it; I don't experience this rejection. I'd like to watch them again, and then think about another film - Georges Schwizgebel, interview excerpt

The IAD 2023 Poster:

ASIFA  coordinates and helps promote the free exchange of films with IAD celebrations all over the world, putting the art of animation in the limelight in a global celebration of animation.

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