Celebrating the International Animation Day (IAD) 2020 - the 19th Anniversary !

On the occasion of ASIFA 60th anniversary, I am most delighted to be able to celebrate the International Animation Day (IAD) - October 28th -, again this year, together with all of you around the world "simultaneously".

International Animation Day was established in 2002 by ASIFA. This year, we are celebrating its 19th anniversary. On and around October 28th, the day when Emile Reynaud held the first public performance of animation in the world in 1892, we organize animation screenings, exhibitions, seminars, workshops etc., aiming the development of this unique art form.

ASIFA-JAPAN is pleased to offer three exchange program DVDs "ASIFA-JAPAN Vol. 1 - Vol. 3" ( ), composed of our members' high quality animation shorts. It is one of main aims of International Animation Day to promote cross-cultural exchanges through the art of animation.

Because of corona virus pandemic, I regret that there will not be so many venues this year, but, I am most delighted that we will be able to hold IAD 2020 in KYOTO and in NONOICHI!

“in KYOTO” will be held at Kyoto University of the Arts as a special class, and “in NONOICHI” will be held at the Nonoichi Center for Interactive Edutainment “Camellia,” as a public screening.

I truly hope that many people will join our celebration and, on this occasion, enjoy the variety of expressions created in animation art.

Looking forward to your participation to IAD 2020!

Sayoko Kinoshita
President of ASIFA, President of ASIFA-JAPAN