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But fear not! ASIFA Central will help you reach ASIFA International’s IAD site

(oh the world of nets and orgs and coms and lions and tigers and bears oh my)

International Animation Day is Approaching – October 28, 2023 – with the Poster by Swiss animator Georges Schwizgebel, no less!!

For more information about International Animation Day, click here:

In the meantime, feel free to peek around at our little site – our newsletter archives and list of public domain music is updated frequently!

Gorilla Tactics (2023) by Michael Long, ASIFA Central Kafebraumeister, coming soon to a festival near you!

ASIFA Central created a reel of international animation as part of its celebration of IAD in 2022. Screenings, ranging from community centers to educational venues, had three versions from which to choose, permitting flexibility with existing time frames. Here are the films that appeared in 2022:

Academy Countdown 2022 – ASIFA Central
The Crown Nobody Wanted – Gary Schwartz
Lovely Rita – Elena Madrid, Switzerland
Ukraine Commentary – Gary Schwartz, with Anonymous Animators
Circle Boogie – Tracy Miller-Robbins
Island Hopping – Michael Long
Ten Degrees of Strange – Lynn Tomlinson
Animated Flow (silent) – Ash Djosic, Australia
A Lasting Image – Christine Veras, et al
Zoetrope Buffer – Steve Leeper
Living in Nature – Deanna Morse AWG
Interlochen Students – Bri Yarhouse AWG
Elevator – Alone – Anastasia Papadopoulou, Greece
Intermission – Kellogg Community College student work
The Magician’s Cat I, II, III – Aris Melachroinos
Seule Tod – Jim Middleton
CMU Micro Shorts – Steve Leeper
Airborne – Andrezey Jobczyk, Poland
An Ostrich Told Me… – Lachlan Pendragon, Australia
Container Loss – Jane Flint- Deanna Morse
Mimi’s Good Night – Jackie Ross

People Pleaser – Tian He, China
Ceaselessly Rolling a Rock – Peixuan Cheng, China
Thou Shalt Dance – Abtin Yaghmaian, Iran

ASIFA Central Updated Board of Directors – since 2022
We had our official, double counted, electronically processed election of board members from the general membership, from whom emerged a new Executive Board:
Julie Goldstein – Our President!
Stephan Leeper – Master of Vimeo Education
Michael Long – the Resident Magician
Jim Middleton – Yr Hmbl Typst and Membership
Deanna Morse – ASIFA Intl President
Chris Sagovac – Vice President!
Bob Swieringa – the King of Kilts!
Tracy Miller-Robins – Social Media and Virtual Space Coordinator
Gretchen Vinnedge – her cats take no prisoners
Briana Yarhouse – Treasurer and IAD coordinator!

AND BEFORE THAT – 2019 Included a real RETREAT! Did someone say Show Me? Well, it was in Missouri, so here it is!

retreat photo 2019
PRE-CoVid!  2019 ASIFA USA Central Retreat held in St Louis, Missouri at Webster University. 2020-2022 were virtual, but just as fun!

ASIFA Central! We are the midwest chapter of ASIFA, and that is the oldest organization of animators IN THE WORLD, if not the UNIVERSE!  Our chapter was established in 1975.