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2022 International
Animation Day
Celebration

Each year on October 28th, ASIFA celebrates the birth of animation recognized as the first public performance of projected moving images: Emile Reynaud’s Theatre Optique in Paris, 28th October 1892. This year, we have curated a collection of international animation for our online watch party, November 5th, 2022 (5pm-6pm EDT). Come join us also for our online mixer games!

Screening Selections

United States

Little Wolf: The Night Trail

Jesse Cowan

Australia

An Ostrich Told Me the World is Fake and I think I Believe It

Lachlan Pendragon

United Kingdom

Do not feed the Pigeons

Antonin Niclass

United States

Blood Swim

Jake Zhang

United States

A Lasting Image

Christine Veras, Kirstin Stevens Schmidt, Ana Villarreal, Scott Huddleston

United States

Letter to My Body

Elyse Kelly

Maryland, US

Ten Degrees of Strange

Lynn Tomlinson

Greece

Elevator Alone

Anastasia Papadopoulou

Georgia, US

The Ocean Duck

Huda Razzak

Title
Film
Director(s)
Country
Runtime
Synopsis
Little Wolf: The Night Trail
Jesse Cowan
United States
9:20
Can a young boy survive the supernatural creatures of the wild with nothing but a bow and his wits? With his clan totem at his side, Little Wolf just might stand a chance.
Blood Swim
Jake Zhang
United States
7:50
Jane is looking forward to spending Christmas with her Mom but she is sent unknowingly to her Grandma’s instead.
Ten Degrees of Strange
Lynn Tomlinson
Maryland, US
4:29
Trying to outrun anxiety, seeking joy and strength in landscape and movement. "Ten Degrees of Strange" is a music video based on a song by Robert Macfarlane and Johnny Flynn, from the album Lost in the Cedar Wood, directed and animated by Lynn Tomlinson.
An Ostrich Told Me the World is Fake and I think I Believe It
Lachlan Pendragon
Australia
11:18
A young office worker uncovers the flaws in his stop-motion universe with the help of a mysterious talking ostrich.
A Lasting Image
Christine Veras, Kirstin Stevens Schmidt, Ana Villarreal, Scott Huddleston
United States
3:10
Young Zsuzsi and her older brother Iván were separated from their parents and forced to march into a ghetto in Budapest. It was the 3rd of December, 1944. They lived the brutality and destruction of everything they hold dear.
Elevator Alone
Anastasia Papadopoulou
Greece
3.38
Four people and the time they spend in an elevator. Inspired by everyday life and by the difference in people's behavior when they are alone, in contrast to the socially acceptable behavior that individuals adopt when in public space.
Do not feed the Pigeons
Antonin Niclass
United Kingdom
8:40
Even in a lonely, revolting and boring place such as a coach station, a little bit of harmony can always be found...
Letter to My Body
Elyse Kelly
United States
1:55
An intimate conversation between one's true self and the body they've been given. Based on the poem by writer Joy Ladin, who has become a nationally recognized speaker on transgender issues since coming out in 2008.
The Ocean Duck
Huda Razzak
Georgia, US
6:37
A woman visits her ailing grandmother in a hospital during a flood, bringing back fond memories of the past – spilling over into fantastical visions in the present – as an ancient tale comes to life.