ASIFA-Atlanta is celebrating International Animation Day tomorrow at the High Museum of Art, which is a bit late (it usually takes place on or about October 28th, to commemorate the opening of Émile Reynaud’s Théâtre Optique in 1892), but it is nevertheless always welcome. The screenings promise “an inspiring line-up of stop-motion, 3D, mixed-media and claymation shorts from Atlanta and beyond. All screenings are free and open to the public.”
This year’s celebration by ASIFA-Atlanta of International Animation Day, held in conjunction with Atlanta Film Festival 365 ,will be held this Sunday at the Plaza Theatre, at 7:30 pm. As usual, the screening will feature films selected from films shared by other ASIFA chapters around the world. If that’s not enough, ASIFA-Atlanta will also present two other screenings earlier that day—animation for kids 6+ at 2:00 pm and “Blowin’ Smoke, industry animation from local studios”—plus a panel previewing the evening screening at 5:30 pm.
ASIFA-Atlanta members get in free, while a day pass is $12.00, $6.00 for general admission and $3.00 for kids under 12, students and ATLFF365 members.
This year’s poster is by Italian animation filmmaker Gianluigi Toccafondo.
ASIFA-Atlanta is celebrating 10 years of Roll Yer Own, perhaps its signature event, on July 16th, at the Plaza Theatre. A festival of locally-produced animated shorts this year also joining forces for the decade celebration of Roll Yer Own, an independent “includes ASIFA-Atlanta’s favorites from the 2012 Atlanta Film Festival.” The screening will be followed by an afterparty at the historic Manuel’s Tavern.