INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION DAY NOVEMBER 6, 2011. 9 ATLANTA ANIMATORS SELECTED FOR INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION SCREENINGS
Atlanta, GA – ASIFA Atlanta is the only chapter in the southeast of the international animation society, Association International du Film d’Animation. ASIFA promotes the art of animation by supporting an international network of local animation communities. In 2002, ASIFA launched International Animation Day, a global celebration to honor the day Emile Reynaud presented the first animation to the public on October 28th.
Since that time, ASIFA chapters collect their best locally produced animated short films and exchange with global partners. ASIFA Atlanta has selected nine films from those submitted to “Roll Yer Own,” an annual showcase of independent animators in Georgia, which was held this year in June. In recognition of International Animation Day, ASIFA Atlanta’s top two films will be screened for free, along with films from Portugal, Australia, Brazil, and Korea, at 6:00pm on November 6th at Five Spot in Little Five Points. Selected short films include a variety of animation styles, including stop-motion, 3D, traditional and experimental techniques.
The 9 animated films that will represent ASIFA Atlanta for International Animation Day are:
The Fabulous Biker Boys: The Bicycle Grief, by Staci Gibson
Dine with the Dead, by John Ryan
Jaguar McGuire, by the SCAD Atlanta Group Project
An Untitled Film about Flying, by Monica Ellis
Mutate, Sven Bonnichse
Space: The Bunny Frontier, by Jerry Fuch
Mt. Feathertop, by Nath Milburn
Frowning, by Molly Coffee [That's us!]
One Minute Fluidtoons 3, by Brett W. Thompson
Year round, ASIFA Atlanta provides free and low cost workshops, screenings and related events to encourage the art of animation. ASIFA Atlanta was established in 1995 and continues to be supported by dedicated members and community partners.