ASIFA created the International Animation Day (IAD) in 2002, honoring the birth of animation, recognized as the first public performance of projected moving images: Emile Reynaud’s Theatre Optique in Paris, on the 28th October 1892.

ASIFA coordinates and helps promote IAD celebrations all over the world, putting the art of animation in the limelight in a global worldwide celebration of animation. In recent years, this unique event has been commemorated in more than 50 countries, on every continent of the world.

1. International Animation Day submissions are reserved for members and associates of the Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (ASIFA)

2. There is no cost for submission

3. Contact your countries coordinator for submission password

4. Showings will happen Country by Country at events organized by the local coordinator. Filmmakers submitting agree to allow showings of their work without compensation in the spirit of sharing their work in celebration of International Animation Day.

5. Events will happen within the Months of October, November, or December with an emphasis on October 28th. Any showings beyond these dates need to be requested by the local coordinator of the filmmaker.

6. Films will not be archived or shown out of events surrounding International Animation Day without the expressed permission of the filmmaker.

7. NEW! Filmmakers can also agree to a limited showing of their films in a streaming capacity for International Animation Day. This limited online engagement will only stream and not be permanently archived. This engagement only be available for 24 hours on Oct 28th.

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  • With the online necessity for the screenings, the use of FilmFreeway as an intermediary for distributing films among the chapters for their own programming needs was extremely helpful, both for the process of sharing and showing. Immediate feedback from the viewers is a challenge that will continue with this distanced experience, but we hope options can be examined among this incredibly creative group.

    December 2021
  • Well organised festival though this year it was conducted online.

    December 2021
  • It was a great experience _All the best for future projects

    December 2021
  • Ravishankar Venkateswaran

    Very encouraging for a first-time filmmaker like me.

    August 2021
  • It was okay. I missed the screening because of communication issues.

    December 2020