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ASIFA International Chapters

  • ASIFA International: The official website of ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d’Animation / International Animated Film Association). ASIFA was founded in 1960 in France, and has over 30 chapters around the world.  Our organization is affiliated with UNESCO (the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization), which encourages international peace and universal respect by promoting collaboration among nations. The goal of ASIFA International is to promote cultural understanding through the art of animation.
  • ASIFA-Atlanta:  The only chapter in the Southeast. ASIFA-Atlanta aims to promote the art of animation through screenings, workshops, classes, art shows, networking and related events.
  • ASIFA-Central: ASIFA Central is the Midwest USA Chapter. ASIFA Central was begun in Chicago, Illinois, in 1975 and has involved many of the professional and independent animators in the Midwest.
  • ASIFA-Colorado: ASIFA-Colorado was established in 2001 as a non-profit corporation devoted to cultivating and promoting the art, craft and profession of Animation.
  • ASIFA-East: The Northeast/New York chapter.
  • ASIFA-Portland: ASIFA Portland is the Portland, Oregon chapter of ASIFA. ASIFA exists to boost the art of animation and the community that practices it, promoting a free exchange of ideas both locally and internationally.
  • ASIFA-San Francisco: ASIFA-SF gathers over 300 professionals, students and aficianados who share, create and promote the art of animation here and around trhe world. Members enjoy screenings, lectures and other events year ’round.
  • ASIFA-Seattle: Originally, the ASIFA chapter in the Northwest region of the United States was comprised of Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver B.C. and the cities in between. Collectively, we were known “ASIFA-Northwest” and was founded by Joanna Priestley and friends.
  • ASIFA-Egypt: Our chapter have been established in 2008 to foster the dignity, concerns and advancement of artists in Africa and Arab world who are involved in any and all aspects of animation and the art industry, with intending to promote the animation industry with the aim of creating a unique regional identity that will have an impact on the international Market.

Animation Events

  • Annecy Animation Film Festival: The Annecy International Animation Film Festival (Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy) was created in 1960 and takes place at the beginning of June in the town of Annecy, France. Initially occurring every two years, the festival became annual in 1998. It is one of the four international animated film festivals sponsored by the Association d’International du Film d’Animation (or ASIFA, the International Animated Film Association).
  • Savannah International Animation Festival: The Savannah International Animation Festival is the premiere animation festival of the southeastern United States, attracting animation buffs, cartoon fans, filmmakers and art lovers from around the world. We are proud to showcase some of the world’s best independent, professional and student animation in all genres and themes in the beautiful jewel of the south Savannah, Georgia.

Other Animation Resources

  • Animation Guild: The Animation Guild is Local 839 of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE). We are a labor organization that represents animation and visual effects artists. We do for our members what every labor organization does: negotiate wage minimums and working conditions, provide pension and health benefits (specifically through the Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plan) and act as an advocate for our members over disputes between employees and employers. Our goal is to provide a seamless cloak of benefits and the strength of a collective voice to our members across the animation industry.
  • Animation World Network: The Animation World Network is the largest animation-related publishing group on the Internet, providing readers from over 151 countries with a wide range of interesting, relevant and helpful information pertaining to all aspects of animation. Covering areas as diverse as animator profiles, independent film distribution, commercial studio activities, licensing, CGI and other animation technologies, as well as in-depth coverage of current events in all fields of animation, AWN gives its readers an easy to navigate, visually and intellectually creative mechanism to electronically access a wealth of information previously unavailable anywhere in the world.