International Animation Day 2021 IN Kyoto

This year’s “IAD 2021 in Kyoto” will be held as a special class of Kyoto University of the Arts and its Graduate School, aimed for their students and faculty members.
If the infection status of the new coronavirus is improved, we will be considering to hold it as an ”extension class”, open to public.
When the “extension class” becomes available, we will announce the details on this page as well as on the “What’s New” page of the ASIFA-JAPAN official website.
We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.

Official poster of IAD 2021 in KYOTO can be downloaded.
Artwork by: Maryam Mohajer (Iran, ASIFA member), Design by: Sato Hirokazu


November 23rd (Tue), 2021
  Opening hours: 15:30 pm
  Start time: 16:00 pm *Closed at 20:00 pm



Kyoto University of the Arts




(Animation Filmmaker/Producer, President of ASIFA, President of ASIFA-Japan, Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences/ AMPAS )


Hiroshi ONISHI
(Professor at Kyoto University of the Arts, Board Member of ASIFA-Japan)





Part One: Animation from Japan – the ASIFA 60th and ASIFA-JAPAN 40th anniversary

Screening: “ASIFA-JAPAN Vol.1” ( 13 films by ASIFA-Japan members )
Lecture: Sayoko KINOSHITA, Hiroshi ONISHI

– intermission –


Part Two: with Michael Dudok de Wit

18:00 – 18:30  

“The Heron and the Crane” directed by: Yuri Norstein
“Father and Daughter” directed by: Michael Dudok de Wit

18:30 – 18:40 intermission


18:40 – 20:00  an online lecture and Q&A by Michael Dudok de Wit

“How the ideas for my films were born”
 (language: English, interpreter: Ilan Nguyen)



Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (ASIFA)



Design Field, Graduate School, and Department of Information Design, Kyoto University of the Arts


Collaborative Project

Kyoto University of the Arts Special Research and Production Grant – the Result Presentation Project:
“Hiroshima International Animation Festival Photo Exhibition”


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