International Animation Day (IAD) 2019

On October 28th, 1892, a French inventor Emile Reynaud (1844-1918) made the first public performance of animation at the Grevin Museum in Paris, using his own invention "optical theater".

In 2002, ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d'Animation, registered in Annecy, France) decided to celebrate this historic day as "International Animation Day", aiming to promote and develop animation art all over the world.

Many of the ASIFA National Groups started to hold the celebration on and around October 28th, as a simultaneous manifestation in various countries. This year will be the 18th IAD.

ASIFA-JAPAN also decided to join this international art manifestation in 2005, and has been participating since then. In Hiroshima City, "International Animation Day (IAD) in HIROSHIMA” has been held every year since 2005 as well.

We will be holding "International Animation Day (IAD) 2019" this year in Japan.

International Animation Day 2019 in HIROSHIMA
About this manifestation

International Animation Day 2019 in HIROSHIMA during October - November

Special Screenings of the Award-winning works of Hiroshima International Animation Festival.


International Animation Day 2019 in HIROSHIMA will take place during October - November at 4 facilities in Hiroshima City. Organizers of the show include the Hiroshima International Animation Festival Organizing Committee and ASIFA-Japan who is co-organizing the Festival.


Please enjoy the world's high quality films from the collection of works of the past Hiroshima Festivals.

When and Where

*For inquiry about special screenings, please contact Hiroshima International Animation Festival Organizing Committee.

International Animation Day 2019 in HIROSHIMA

Official Poster of IAD 2019 in Hiroshima
Artwork by: Giannis Koutsouris (ASIFA-Hellas)

▲Click on image to see large version

Friday 18th October

9:30pm –

Hatchoza Cinema(Japanese version only) at Hatchoza Ni

Fukuya Hatchobori Main Store 8th floor, 6-26 Ebisu-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, 730-8548

Sunday 27th October

10:30am-, 2:00pm-

Sunday 3rd November

10:30am-, 2:00pm-

3-1 Moto-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0011

Monday 28th October

6:00pm -

Yokogawa Cinema(Japanese version only) at Hall

3-1-12 Yokogawa-cho, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima 733-0011

Saturday 2nd November

2:00pm -

2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0014




Hiroshima International Animation Festival Organizing Committee,
Hiroshima City,
The Hiroshima City Culture Foundation,
Association Internationale du Film d' Animation (ASIFA)

International Animation Festival - HIROSHIMA 2020

 4-17 Kako-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0812 JAPAN

 phone: +81-82-245-0245

 fax: +81-82-504-5658

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