International Animation Day in Japan

What is International Animation Day ?

On October 28th, 1892, a French inventor Emile Reynaud (1844-1918) made the first public performance of animation at the Grevin Museum in Paris, using his own invention "optical theater".

In 2002, ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d' Animation, registered in Annecy, France) decided to celebrate this historic day as "International Animation Day", aiming to promote and develop animation art all over the world.

In 2004, many of the ASIFA National Groups started to hold the celebration on and around October 28th, as a simultaneous manifestation in various countries.

ASIFA-Japan also decided to join this international art manifestation since 2005, and this year, we will be holding "International Animation Day 2010" in three cities: TOKYO, KYOTO and HIROSHIMA.

International Animation Day 2010 in HIROSHIMA

About this manifestation
International Animation Day 2010 in HIROSHIMA during October - November
Special Screenings of the Award-winning Works of Hiroshima International Animation Festival

International Animation Day 2010 in HIROSHIMA will take place during October - November at the Hiroshima City Cinematographic and Audio-visual Library (Eizo Bunka Library) as well as at 8 community centers (kominkan) in each of the eight wards in Hiroshima. Organizers of the show include the Hiroshima International Animation Festival Organizing Committee and ASIFA-Japan who is co-organizing the Festival.

Please enjoy the world's most excellent animation films from the collection of awarded works from the past Hiroshima Festivals.

When and Where

▼Thursday 28th October, 2:00pm-, 6:00pm-
Wednesday 3rd November (Bunka-no-hi, Culture Day –National Holiday in Japan), 10:30am-, 1:00pm-, 3:00pm-
Hiroshima City Cinematographic and Audio-visual Library (Eizo Bunka Library)
Address: 3-1 Moto-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City 730-0011
Telephone: 082-223-3525

▼Sunday 24th October, 2:30pm-
Kusatsu Kominkan(Nishi Ward)
Address: 2-20-7 Kusatsu-Higashi, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima City 733-0861
Telephone: 082-271-2576

▼Sunday 31th October, 12:00pm-
Hesaka Kominkan (Higashi Ward)
Address: 2-10-26 Hesaka-Izue, Higashi-ku, Hiroshima City 732-0016
Telephone: 082-229-3110

▼Saturday 6th November, 11:15am-
Seno Kominkan (Aki Ward)
Address: 1-29-21 Seno, Aki-ku, Hiroshima City 739-0311
Telephone: 082-894-8006

▼Thursday 11th November, 3:00pm -
Kuchiminami Jidokan (Asakita Ward)
Address: 52-1 Asa-cho-Oaza-Kusunokidai, Asakita-ku, Hiroshima City 731-3363
Telephone: 082-837-0908

▼Sunday 21th November, 11:00am-
Funairi Kominkan (Naka Ward)
Address: 2-8 Funairi-Kawaguchi-Cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City 730-0845
Telephone: 082-295-5003

▼Saturday 27th November, 10:00am-
Tsuboi Kominkan (Saeki Ward)
Address: 1-32-10 Tsuboi , Saeki-ku, Hiroshima City 731-5142
Telephone: 082-921-0812

▼Saturday 27th November, 2:00pm-
Oko Kominkan (Minami Ward)
Address: 15-12 Kita-Oko-Cho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima City 734-0042
Telephone: 082-254-6731

▼Sunday 28th November, 11:00am-
Higashino Kominkan (Asaminami Ward)
Address:2-22-7 Higashino, Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima City 731-0111
Telephone: 082-876-1146
IAD2010 Poster

Illustration : Raoul Servais
Design : Dino Sato

Free, except for October 28th at Hiroshima City Cinematographic and Audio-Visual Library (370 yen for Adults, 180 yen for Children)

Hiroshima International Animation Festival Organizing Committee, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima City Culture Foundation, Hiroshima City Citizen and Community Network Foundation, Association Internationale du film d’animation (ASIFA), ASIFA-Japan