ASIFA Prize

Since 1985 ASIFA has awarded a prize for the outstanding achievements in the art of animation. The ASIFA Prize is awarded annually to individual(s) or organisation(s) which have made a significant and innovative contribution towards the promotion and preservation of the art of animation. This internationally recognised prize plays an important role in the animation community.
Here is a list of previous ASIFA Prize laureates and the festival at which the awards ceremony took place:
1985 Kihachiro Kawamoto Varna
1986 John Halas Zagreb
1986 Louise Beaudet Hamilton
1987 Katia Georgi Annecy
1987 Karel Zeman Hiroshima
1987 Dusan Vukotic Varna
1988 Frederick Back Zagreb
1989 Feodor Khitrouk Annecy
1989 Bill Littlejohn Varna
1990 Daniel Szczechura Zagreb
1990 Bob Godfrey Hiroshima
1990 Jan Svankmajer Ottawa
1991 Paul Grimault Annecy
1992 Nicole Salomon Hiroshima
1993 Yoji Kuri Annecy
1994 Paul Driessen Ottawa
1995 Te Wei Annecy
1996 Bretislav Pojar Zagreb
1998 The Brothers Quay Zagreb
1999 Clare Kitson Espinho
2000 Jules Engel Ottawa
2000 Rene Jodoin Ottawa
2001 Priit Pärn Ottawa
2002 David Ehrlich Zagreb
2004 Bruno Edera Annecy
2004 Raoul Servais zagreb
2004 June Foray Hiroshima
2006 Normand Roger Hiroshima
2007 Margit (Buba) Antauer Annecy
2008 Karl Cohen Ottawa
2009 Moustapha Alassane Accra
2011 Borivoj “Bordo” Dovnikovic Cinanima
2012 Bruno Bozzetto Annecy
2013 Joanna Quinn Bradford Animation Festival
2014 William Kentridge Etudia and Anima
2016 Giannalberto Bendazzi Zagreb