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.

International Animation Day 2019 in Japan official website(ASIFA-JAPAN)

International Animation Day 2019 in HIROSHIMA

held successfully!

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.

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
+81- 82-546-1158

Sunday 27th October
10:30am-, 2:00pm-

Sunday 3rd November
10:30am-, 2:00pm-

Hiroshima City Cinematographic and Audio-Visual Library (Eizo Bunka Library) at Hall (2F)
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 -

Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum at B1F Auditorium
2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0014


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

▲Click on image to see large version




Hiroshima International Animation Festival Organizing Committee,
Hiroshima City,
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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