Launched by ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d'Animation) in 2002, International Animation Day commemorates the first public performance of projected moving images with Emile Reynaud’s Theatre Optique at the Grevin Museum in Paris, on the 28 October 1892.
ASIFA chapters all over the world, including Australia, acknowledge International Animation Day by shining the spotlight on the art of animation with various activities that can include workshops, conferences, exhibitions and screenings, culminating into a worldwide celebration of animation.
Animation Alliance Australia Inc | ASIFA Australia invites you to an animated weekend at Bakery Lane in Fortitude Valley to usher in International Animation Day 2019. I'll be at one of the tables, where you can meet me and other local animators and illustrators on Saturday 26 October 10am – 3pm and Sunday 27 October 1pm – 6pm. Stay for the Sunday screening starting at 6:30pm for a collection of the best animated short films from around the world exclusively for International Animation Day.