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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→2021.2.28 update
ASIFA International is holding "Petition to the Mayor of Hiroshima City: Save the HIROSHIMA Festival”!
- - - ASIFA has extended the site, and it will stay open until March 20th, 2021.
ASIFA International is holding
Since late December, the ASIFA International Board Members started a “Petition to the Mayor of Hiroshima City: Save the HIROSHIMA Festival” in order to support the continued cooperation of ASIFA, ASIFA-JAPAN and Hiroshima City for offering the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in the same form as has been held successfully for 36 years.

The petition has received more than 5,400 signatures and many supportive comments from animation people and fans internationally, and we at ASIFA-JAPAN have been very encouraged by all your warm support.
We are looking forward to receiving more and more signatures from around the world!

The Petition site is: http://chng.it/NPJdWYDM
ASIFA has extended the site, and it will stay open until March 20th, 2021.

Thank You!

→2021.1.23 update
The original stamp set “CATS the Creation of Yoji Kuri” will be released!
Yoji KURI's Cats
Yoji Kuri’s original stamp set “CATS the Creation of Yoji Kuri” will be released on February 22nd.

This stamp set includes 10 stamps and 1 postcard based on paintings of cats by Yoji Kuri, who is now at 92, still very active in creating his artworks and represents Japanese animation art field.
Yoji’s cats are so humorous and inspiring, creating a unique surrealistic world!

February 22nd is the “Cat Day” in Japan, and this stamp set will be sold at 95 post offices in the center of Tokyo as well as in Yoji’s hometown, Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture.

For more details (Japanese only)

→2020.10.16 update
International Animation Day (IAD) 2020 - Coming Soon!
International Animation Day 2020
On October 28th, 1892, a French inventor Emile Reynaud (1844 - 1918) made the first public performance of animation at the Grevin Museum in Paris, using his own invention “Optical Theater.” Since 2002, ASIFA and its National Groups have been celebrating this historical day as “International Animation Day (IAD)” , intending to promote and develop animation art all over the world simultaneously. Every year, about 40 countries participate in this celebration.
“IAD 2020 in Japan” will be held in Kyoto, Nonoichi to show inspiring animation shorts from various countries.
This year’s official IAD poster was created by Regina Pessoa, and it will be used around the world.

International Animation Day 2020
IAD 2020 in Kyoto : Kyoto University of the Arts
*This year, "IAD 2020 in Kyoto" will be held as a special class for students and faculty members to prevent the new coronavirus. We apologize to those who have been looking forward to it, but we would appreciate your understanding.

IAD 2020 in Nonoichi
Novenber 26th, at 18:40 -,
at Nonoichi Center for Interactive Edutainment “Camellia,” Tsubaki Hall.
*"IAD 2020 in Nonoichi" will be held for the general public, while implementing proper measures to prevent infection.

For more details about the International Animation Day 2020

→2020.10.05 update
Yoji Kuri "Yoji KURI Onemanshow" will be held.
Yoji KURI Onemanshow
Yoji Kuri's solo exhibition "Yoji KURI Onemanshow" will be held at Galerie VIVANT, Ginza, Tokyo.

"Yoji KURI Onemanshow"
Place: Galerie VIVANT,
TOMIZENBUILDING 1F,11-4,GINZA 2-CHOME,CHUO-KU,TOKYO 104-0061
TEL:+81-(0)3-5148-5051
Date: Nov. 3rd(Tue) - Nov. 15th(Sun), 2020 *Closed at Nov. 9th(Mon)
Opening hours: 11am?7pm, Last day 11am?5pm

For more details

→2020.08.17 update
The 18th International Animation Festival in Japan - HIROSHIMA 2020
HIROSHIMA 2020, the 18th International Animation Festival in Japan
The 18th International Animation Festival in Japan - HIROSHIMA 2020 will be held in a reduced format during August 20th (thu.) - 24th (mon.)

Because of the corona virus outbreak, we truly regret that all screening programs as well as exhibitions at the festival venue are cancelled.
Also, there will be no online programs either.
Only the Competition program will be viewed and judged online by our International Jury, and all the awarded titles will be announced by the end of August on the official site.

For further details, please visit the official website of HIROSHIMA 2020.