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 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.
*For inquiry about special screenings, please contact Hiroshima International Animation Festival Organizing Committee.
Saturday 22nd October
Friday 28th October
Wednesday 29th October
Saturday 5th November
Tuesday 8th November
Hiroshima International Animation Festival Organizing Committee,
The Hiroshima City Culture Foundation,
Association Internationale du Film d' Animation (ASIFA),