ANIMATION FRONT

7 Animation Films Nominated for Césars 2022
7 Animation Films Nominated for Césars 2022
Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio: First Trailer
Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio: First Trailer
Blue Fear by Marie Jacotey and Lola Halifa-Legrand
Blue Fear by Marie Jacotey and Lola Halifa-Legrand
The Summit of the Gods Opens Anima Festival
The Summit of the Gods Opens Anima Festival
Kafka's Doll by Bruno Simões: Trailer (Exclusive)
Kafka's Doll by Bruno Simões: Trailer (Exclusive)
Zoon by Jonatan Schwenk: Interview
Zoon by Jonatan Schwenk: Interview
The Island by Anca Damian at Rotterdam International Film Festival
The Island by Anca Damian at Rotterdam International Film Festival
'Flee' Review: Agency in A Closeted World
'Flee' Review: Agency in A Closeted World
The House Stop-Motion Series on Netflix
The House Stop-Motion Series on Netflix
Flowing Home (Comme un fleuve) by Sandra Desmazières
Flowing Home (Comme un fleuve) by Sandra Desmazières
55 European Animation Features Per Year. Do We Watch Them and Are They Enough?
55 European Animation Features Per Year. Do We Watch Them and Are They Enough?
15 Animation Shorts in the Oscar 2022 Race
15 Animation Shorts in the Oscar 2022 Race
The Captain and the Ship: Director and Producer in Stop Motion Animation
The Captain and the Ship: Director and Producer in Stop Motion Animation

Check out the story and events of the International Animation Day organized by ASIFA.

ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film D'Animation),  a non-profit non-profit corporation devoted to cultivating and promoting the art, craft and profession of Animation. acreated 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: an unique event that is simultaneously celebrated in several cities over 40 countries, putting the art of animation in the limelight and approaching it to different publics and cultures.

Local events (both by ASIFA chapters and independent events):

 

The creators of the 2017 IAD Poster are  Noureddin Zarrinkelk and Negar Zarrinkelk.

Nooreddin Zarrin Kelk was born on April 6, 1936 in Mashhad, Iran. Known as the father of Iranian animation, Zarrinkelk founded the first school of animation in Iran, which later merged with the prestigious faculty of fine art of Tehran University. Zarrinkelk continued being a professor of animation and graphic arts well into his retirement age. Since 1971, Zarrinkelk has been Jury member of various international animation festivals and illustration biennials. He served as the president of ASIFA in 2003. He is a director and writer, known for Donya-ye divane divane divane (1975), Amir Hamza the Lover and the Dancing Zebra (1977) and Cheshm-e tang-e donyadar (1980).

Negar Zarrinkelk was born in 1976 in Tahran, Iran. He attended Azadegan School of Arts and Architecture, (1995) and Azad University of Tehran, graduating with a B.A in Industrial Design in 2000. He has worked as Graphic Designer since 1997 in Studio Zarrinkelk, as Noureddin Zarrinkelk Assistant.