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International Animation Day (October 28, 2018)

International Animation Day (October 28, 2018)

28th October 2018, was the 17th International Animation Day.

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This event was proclaimed in 2002 by the ASIFA (The International Animated Film Association) as the main global event to celebrate the art of animation. The International Animated Film Association (ASIFA) designated October 28 to be International Animation Day. This event took place in 2002 to celebrate anniversary of the first public performance of Théâtre Optique.

Théâtre Optique was a moving picture performance presented by Charles-Émile Reynaud on October 28, 1892. Reynaud’s Théâtre Optique was outshone by the Cinematograph of the Lumière brothers in 1895. Reynaud was driven to bankruptcy, however his invention projected first moving images to the audience and this event entered the history of optical entertainments.

In recent years, the event has been observed in more than 50 different countries with more than 1000 events, on every continent, all over the world. Celebration of International Animation Day is organized in more than 50 countries around the world. Every year ASIFA creates an original poster, that is adapted for each countries, involving works of famous animators. This guarantees that this event will attract public attention worldwide.

Cultural institutions organize workshops, exhibitions and other events helping promote the art of animation. Everyone can learn new techniques of animation, using painting, drawing, clay, sand, puppets and computer.

We didn’t want to miss the opportunity to congratulate everyone working in the world of Animation with this small tribute.


This day celebrates the rich history and growth of animation.
Its an International event with participants from all over the world.
This is a great opportunity to bring life to your creations.
Celebrated in over 40 countries across all continents.
The programs planned for the day include full length works and all varieties of animation art.
This day is a celebration of cross border exchange of ideas and culture.

For more information visit at Asifa International or Asifa India

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Written by VFX Online

VFX Online, now writing with a focus on Visual Effects and Animation and Gaming, writing at VFX Online Blog since 2016. VFX Online in India.


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