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2021 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, on the 28th October, 1892. This year, we have curated a collection of international animation for our watch party. Come join us as well as play games at our mixer!

Film Screening and Selections

Cyprus

EndFGM

Alexia Roider

Iran

No War

Shafigheh Asani

Texas

Horse Power

experimenta.l. collective

Taiwan

12:15

Wei-Fan Wang

Australia/ Turkey

Kam

Zeynep Akcay

Finland

Espresso Doppio

Mika Koskinen

India

Notun Fasal (New Harvest)

Sovan Dutta

France/Iran

From the Eastern Land

Sarah Tabibzadeh

Southeastern US

MINE

Jolu Production, Slothique

Title
Film
Director(s)
Country
Runtime
Synopsis
EndFGM
Alexia Roider
Cyprus
2:15
Female Genital Mutilation is a procedure that removes or injures the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. Two hundred million girls and women alive today have undergone FGM.
12:15
Wei-Fan Wang
Taiwan
5:49
“I lost something I had found; I found something that had been lost.”
Notun Fasal (New Harvest)
Sovan Dutta
India
2:27
This film is picturised with a folk song like a musical video with beautiful visuals made with different rice grains, straw which can be enjoyed most.
No War
Shafigheh Asani
Iran
3:09
Children are playing that bombs a regional warplane and the war begins. Children see most of the damage in the war.
Kam
Zeynep Akcay
Australia/ Turkey
3.30
“Kam", meaning "Shaman" in old Turkish, is a long exposure pixilation/2D animation film expressing the primal, potent energy of the female body.
From the Eastern Land
Sarah Tabibzadeh
France/Iran
5:00
A familiar love story of a young boy and girl neighbors in eastern territories.
Horse Power
experimenta.l. collective
Texas
1:00
Collaborative experimental animation. Frames by Elham Doust-Haghighi, Gina Rattanakone, Emily Banditrat, Sara McClanaham, Austin Sewell Naznin Sultana, Mayson Bray, Zack Nguyen, Martin Cho, Jacob Reeder, Philip Martin, Kirstin Stevens Schmidt, Edited/Directed: Christine Veras
Espresso Doppio
Mika Koskinen
Finland
3:54
Two different people, two distinct stories and a cup of coffee. Are we able to understand each other after all?
MINE
Jolu Production, Slothique
Southeastern US
12:39
MINE is an animated web-series that poignantly explores the timely theme of community versus individual survival, through the eyes of a teenager.