“People in Africa aren’t poor because they lack resources but because they lack knowledge on how to use their resources” Mandela
ASIFA-Egypt is a non-profit organization, the regional African & Arabian chapter of "Association International du Film d'Animation" (ASIFA) whose members are involved-professionally and amateurishly- to animated films art and industry in the region.
Our chapter have been established in 2008 to foster the dignity, concerns and advancement of artists in Africa and Arab world who are involved in any and all aspects of animation and the art industry,with intending to promote the animation industry with the aim of creating a unique regional identity that will have an impact in the international Market.
ASIFA Egypt is a networking organization. We provide opportunities for you to meet and exchange business cards with interesting and influential people in the animation industry. ASIFA Egypt is an organization of friendly and helpful people. Look for a mentor here!
ASIFA Egypt is an educational organization. Through our workshops, meetings and panels you are bound to gain valuable insight into the industry, opportunities available to you and other educational resources in your area.
ASIFA Egypt is worldwide. With most members concentrated in Africa and Arab World, our influence and members at large reach into many other countries and is growing all the time through our netwroking with international and local organizations and academies.
The objectives and aims of ASIFA Egypt includes the following:
- The encouragement of the development and expression of all forms of animation in Africa & Arab World.
- The promotion of standards in animation.
- The support and encouragement of animation education.
- Creating public awareness of animation, its storytelling capabilities and its expansion into the emerging media.
- Being a liaison to encourage the free exchange of ideas within the animation community.
- The encouragement of social interaction between professional and non-professional animation enthusiasts.
- Compiling and keeping a database related to the animation industry.
- Playing an advisory role in matters related to animation for the public and private sector, industry and academia.
The international association was founded in France in 1961 by the then biggest names of the world animation, such as Norman McLaren (Canada), John Hubley (USA), Ivan Ivanov Vano (USSR), Paul Grimault (France), John Halas (UK), Ezio Gagliardo (Italy).
The draft structure of ASIFA was drawn up in Italy, with Norman McLaren as its President;
officially, ASIFA was set up as an association governed by the French law of 1901 with the aim of: «establishing links between all of those who work in animation film throughout the world; to inform governmental bodies and the public of the importance of animation film».
The fundamental internationalism of ASIFA goes with its total independence. It was formed by free individuals, with no intervention by governments, supranational bodies or commercial enterprises. In all those 46 years ASIFA built the links between nations and cultures, promoting the humanism and the art of animation, its moral authority opened many doors and eased many difficulties.
Today, the main tasks of ASIFA are:
- - To promote the art of animation
- - To defend the interests of animation filmmakers
- - To coordinate the activities of regional ASIFA groups
- -To co-operate with the most important animation festivals
- - Information -ASIFA Magazine (two issues per year), ASIFA Net .
- - International Children Workshops
- - Festivals - co-operation with most important animation festivals in the world
- - ASIFA Archive
- - Film Exchange Program
- - International Animation Day 28 October – celebration in many countries worldwide
Most ASIFA members are organized on local level in national groups, but there are also individual members in the countries without national groups.
ASIFA set up quality standards for international animation festivals and the best festivals in the world such as Annecy, Hiroshima, Zagreb, Ottawa, Cinanima follow the ASIFA guidelines.
Source of funding: membership fees, advertising, auctions of artworks.
ASIFA is the only international animated film association. Today it has more than 5000 members in 58 countries on all continents.
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