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.
This year’s celebration of International Animation Day by ASIFA-Atlanta is being held this year on November 6th, at the Five Spot, in Atlanta’s Little Five Points Area. As usual, the screening, which is free, will include a selection of films from around the world, including works from Portugal, Australia, Brazil, and Korea.
This year’s poster was designed by Ihab Shaker, which as the ASIFA-Egypt website notes, is the first time ASIFA-International chose “an artist from Africa or the Arab world” for this honor. Shaker began his career in Egypt in 1968, but also spent much of his career in France, where he worked for Paul Grimault.
Photo of Ihab Shaker from the ASIFA-Egypt website.