ASIFA Unveils its 50th Anniversary Book: The Animation Art and The History of ASIFA

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The ASIFA Publication, 50th Anniversary Book: The Animation Art and The History of ASIFA, is being released during the Annecy Animated Film Festival, 2011.

This book provides a look into the only international animation organization that has been around for half a century

The Association Internationale du Film d’Animation or International Animated Film Association (ASIFA) recently completed its tome going over its 50 year history as an international organization.

The 256 page hard-covered book is deep look into the ASIFA organization and what it has done of the years. The book contains a number of articles discussing ASIFA past, present, and future as well as ASIFA’s relationship with the many animation festivals. Many of the regional chapters of the organization also have documented within the book their beginnings as well as their activities.

Vesna Dovnikovic, ASIFA Secretary-General writes, “it will be a nice book which has been more than necessary for many years.” And Deanna Morse, ASIFA Contact Person for Education and Book Reviewer, writes, “I carefully proofread the whole book two times, and although it took many hours, I found it interesting, and a good overview of our past 50 years.” This book is over 50 years in the making. It is a collection of articles and photos from the organizations past.

The book is an amazing collection of articles that provide insight to an organization that has long been a part of the animation community. The ASIFA 50th Anniversary Book: The Animation Art and The History of ASIFA will be available throughout the Annecy Animated Film Festival in the ASIFA office located in the Bonlieu, the main festival venue.

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About ASIFA:

Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (ASIFA) was founded in 1960. It is an international organization dedicated to the promoting the art and education of animation with over 30 regional chapters worldwide and members in more than 60 countries. ASIFA is an UNESCO entity.

Ed Desroches

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