The ASIFA Prize 2017 was given to Jean Francois Laguionie on June 5, 2017 at the opening of Zagreb Animation Festival. The presenter was Sayoko Kinoshita. Three other ASIFA Board members were present: Nancy D. Phelps, Johnchill Lee and Vesna Dovnikovic. The award was an origional artwork by Raoul Servais.
On June 6, 2016 at the opening ceremonies of Animafest Zagreb, ASIFA awarded the prestigious ASIFA Prize for outstanding achievements in the art of animation to Giannalberto Bendazzi. The ASIFA Prize is awarded annually to an individual or organisations which have made a significant and innovative contribution towards the promotion and preservation of the art