What is International Animation Day (IAD) ?

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.

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 we will be holding "International Animation Day (IAD) 2016" again this year in Japan.

International Animation Day in Japan official website(ASIFA-JAPAN)

International Animation Day 2016 in HIROSHIMA

About this manifestation

International Animation Day 2016 in HIROSHIMA during October - November
Special Screenings of the excellent works of Hiroshima International Animation Festival

International Animation Day 2016 in HIROSHIMA will take place during October - November at 5 facilities in Hiroshima and Takehara City. 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 high quality films from the collection of works of the past Hiroshima Festivals.

When and Where

*For inquiry about special screenings, please contact Hiroshima International Animation Festival Organizing Committee.

Saturday 22nd October
5:00pm -, 7:00pm -

Yokogawa Cinema
3-1-12 Yokogawa-cho, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima 733-0011

Friday 28th October
2:00pm -, 6:00pm -

Hiroshima City Cinematographic and Audio-Visual Library (Eizo Bunka Library)
3-1 Moto-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0011

Wednesday 29th October
2:00pm -

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
1-1 Hijiyama Park, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 732-0815

Saturday 5th November
2:00pm -

Michinoeki Takehara
1-1-1 Hon-machi, Takehara city, Hiroshima 725-0022

Tuesday 8th November
7:00pm –

Hiroshima City Plaza for Town Development through Citizen Exchange
6-36 Fukuro-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0036


Official Poster of IAD 2016 in Hiroshima
illustration by Yoji Kuri
designed by Dino Sato

Click on image to see large version




Hiroshima International Animation Festival Organizing Committee,
Hiroshima City,
The Hiroshima City Culture Foundation,
Association Internationale du Film d' Animation (ASIFA),