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.
“The First Animation Study Annual Conference of China”, was held at Chengdu University in Sichuan Province during 19th-20th of November. ASIFA-CHINA was involved as of co-organizer (and advisor) of the event. More than 200 guests across the country and abroad attended this event, and presented great speeches and presentations at the event. Ms Corrie Francis
ANOTHER BRIGHT STAR IN THE WORLD OF ANIMATION SHINES IN THE HEAVENS: EDUARD NAZAROV Tribute by Nancy Denny-Phelps On 11 September 2016 the world lost a renowned animator with the passing of Eduard Vasilevich Nazarov in Moscow at the age of 75. As well as his animating excellence, Eduard was well known for the numerous
By Trent Ellis – President, ASIFA Australia It is with great sadness that I share with you the news that Alex Stitt passed away on 2 October, 2016. In his multi-faceted 50 year career from which he officially retired in 2007, he is best known for his iconic ad campaigns including ‘Life. Be In It’
Review by by Steve Segal The Hiroshima International Animation Festival is a wonderful gathering of animators, artists, students, writers, and animation fans. The theme is Love and Peace, and despite the language barrier there was a warmth and friendliness throughout the festival. The city is big and bustling and in August it’s hot and humid.
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