International Animation Day in Atlanta

2009 ASIFA-Atlanta International Animation Day poster October 28 is International Animation Day, the day designated by ASIFA-International to honor the opening in Paris of  Émile Reynaud’s Théâtre optique at the Musée Grévin. Once again, ASIFA-Atlanta celebrates this event with a free program of animation from around the world at the High Museum’of Art’s Hill Auditorium; the films will be selected from those sent from ASIFA chapters from around the world. There will be two screenings, at 7 and 9 p.m., but seating is limited. If it’s anything like last year’s show, it should be a very worthwhile event. So, if you’re in the Atlanta area later this month, don’t hesitate to sign up at the ASIFA-Atlanta website for your free ticket as soon as possible.

For those interested, the above poster was designed by France’s Michel Ocelot, former president of ASIFA-International and director of such films as Kirikou and the Sorceress, modified, of course, for local use.

Author: Harvey Deneroff

Harvey Deneroff is a Los Angeles-based independent animation and film scholar specializing in labor history. He formerly taught at the Savannah College of Art and Design and was editor of Animation Magazine, Animation World Magazine, and Graiffit (published by ASIFA-Hollywood). He is the founder and past president of the Society for Animation Studies.

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