The Association is founded in the firm belief that the art of animation can be enriched and greatly developed through close international co-operation and the free exchange of ideas, experience and information between all who are concerned with animation.
The art of animation is the creation of moving images through the manipulation of all varieties of techniques apart from live action methods. This independent art, whatever its manner of expression – in theaters, on television, in education or children’s film etc. – should make an extensive and important contribution to the world’s cultural heritage, while playing its part in the search for new ways of artistic expression. It should help to promote progress towards peace and mutual understanding between all people.
In the spirit of the above preamble, the members of ASIFA have drafted and adopted the following goals
To promote opportunities for professionals in animation to share information and network globally through our publications and public communications.
To sustain and preserve the rights of animators and the art of animation by promoting, educating, cooperating, and assisting others.
To promote progress toward peace and mutual understanding through the unified interest of the art of animation with workshops, gatherings, and worldwide projects.
Today the association is also connected with the most important animation festivals in the world namely Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France, the Ottawa International Animated Film Festival in Canada, the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan, and the Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films in Croatia and more!!!
Since its start in 2002, IAD has been a film festival that has provided the Indian animation artists a platform to interact and build a community. Being amongst the first animation festivals in India, IAD has been actively supported by the artists community and the industry at large. This year’s celebrations, IAD 12, in India will be celebrated at various locations throughout the country between October 28th and November 4th. Some notable facts about the event are listed for your ready reference.
Some of the cities will have day long events and in some cities screening of animation content will take place. You could pre-register on this website soon or register at the venue on the day of the event. · Registration in some cities would be paid and in some cities it would be free. Pre-registration in paid cities will cost you less than it will when you register on the day of the event.
Below is the quick glance at the IAD ’12 celebrations.
Mumbai – October 28th2012.
Hyderabad – To be announced soon
Pune – To be announced soon
Indore -To be announced soon
Bengaluru – To be announced soon
Other cities – To be announced soon