Important Announcement:
The Future of the International Animation Festival in Japan - HIROSHIMA

Important Announcement:he Future of International Animation Festival in Japan - HIROSHIMA
We regret to announce that the International Animation Festival in Japan – HIROSHIMA (henceforth “Hiroshima Festival” or “the festival”), which we have held with the city of Hiroshima for 36 years beginning in 1984, came to an end after its 18th edition, which took place in August 2020.  >Next

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→2022.4.15 update
Kiyoshi NISHIMOTO's book "Animation - Shapes and movements inspire imagination" was published.
A cup of water - Multiple Observations and Thoughts
Kiyoshi NISHIMOTO's book "Animation - Shapes and movements inspire imagination" was published.
From the principles and history of animation, the birth of photography and film, and the intervention of the computer are presented through the introduction of works. Specific "timing techniques" are explained, and the exploration of perception and the possibilities of animation expression are discussed.
QR codes are included for viewing detailed information.

"Animation - Shapes and movements inspire imagination"
Publishing: Musashino Art University press

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→2022.3.13 update
Dino Sato's first picture book will be published.
A cup of water - Multiple Observations and Thoughts
Dino Sato's picture book "A cup of water - Multiple Observations and Thoughts" will be published in China! The theme of this book is "thinking about the way of thinking". He draws a "cup of water" using 3DCG in 42 different ways of thinking.

"A cup of water - multi-dimensional observations and thoughts"
Publishing: MoveableType Legacy International Culture Media Co., Ltd. | People's Medical Publishing House

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→2022.3.10 update
Yuichi Ito will be on stage at the webinar - YouTube ’Anime Forest' online seminar: “Harbor Tale” & Successful Cases of the Latest Animation Shorts -
the webinar — YouTube ’Anime Forest' online seminar: “Harbor Tale” & Successful Cases of the Latest Animation Shorts
Yuichi Ito will be on stage at the crowdfunding return webinar for the book "All About Harbor Tale".
Focusing on the secret story behind the production of his independent film "Harbor Tale" screened in 24 countries around the world, and the now popular stop-motion animation, Yuichi will also introduce animation shorts by young filmmakers, and successful cases of animation shorts in the world from both art and business perspectives. Let’s join!

Book "All About Harbor Tale" Crowdfunding Return Webinar
- YouTube ’Anime Forest' online seminar: “Harbor Tale” & Successful Cases of the Latest Animation Shorts -


Date and time: Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 17:00-18:00
Way to participate:
If you wish to attend the seminar, please apply by email.
Please fill in your name, occupation, company name, contact email
address, and phone number and send it to the address below. They will send
you the URL of ZOOM in advance.
enter@st-lw.com "Anime Forest" ZOOM Seminar Section
-The deadline will be closed as soon as the capacity is reached, and the result will be informed by email.

Organizer: Studio Light Works Co., Ltd.
Higashihonmachi Center Building 302, 1-4-3 Tokiwamachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka City

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→2022.2.28 update
Call for Peace in Ukraine

ASIFA uploaded two Open Statements on asifa.net, in order to express our thoughts to stand with Ukraine.
If you wish to support these statements, please sign!

(1) "Animators from Russia call for Peace in Ukraine - Don’t kill, don’t destroy. Connect”, an Open Letter by the Forum of Russian Animated Film.

The animation community of Ukraine and Russia have been working together for many years.
As you may know, KROK International Animation Festival has also been co-organized by both countries.
This Open Letter is placed on the facebook page of Forum of Russian Animated Film, as follows, receiving more than 780 signs at the moment. It can be signed by sending your name and title via ‘comment’.


(2) "International Animation Community Stands with Ukraine - Animators Against the Invasion of Ukraine”, a petition by Chris Robinson, the Director of Ottawa Festival.
By clicking ’HERE’, you can jump to the petition site.


Thank you for your support!

→2022.2.13 update
A book contributed by Hiroshi Onishi is published.
RELATIONS ARTISTIQUES ENTRE LA CORÉE ET LE JAPON AUX XXE ET XXIE SIÈCLES(ARTISTIC RELATIONS BETWEEN KOREA AND JAPAN IN THE 20TH AND 21ST CENTURIES)
Hiroshi Onishi contributed his paper in a book, just published, titled "RELATIONS ARTISTIQUES ENTRE LA CORÉE ET LE JAPON AUX XXE ET XXIE SIÈCLES (Artistic Relations between Korea and Japan in the 20th and 21st Centuries),” co-edited and written by Isabelle Charrier and Hyeon Suk Kim.

By dealing with those artworks made by his Korean students, Hiroshi studies the relationship of mutual cultural exchange between Japan and Korea in his paper, "LA MINIATURISATION AU JAPON ET SON INFLUENCE ‒ SEO SOL, SEO MIRA ET KIM DANBI (The Miniaturization in Japan and its Influence on Foreign Students: Seo Sol, Seo Mira and Kim Danbi)" (French translation by Isabelle Charrier). Please read it!


For more details (in French)