Our ASIFA-Atlanta secretary, Jay, is awesome. He wrote the following press release for International Animation Day 2008; thanks Jay!!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ASIFA-ATLANTA, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE HIGH MUSEUM OF ART, PRESENTS
INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION DAY
OCTOBER 28, 2008, 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM
AT THE HILL AUDITORIUM OF THE HIGH MUSEUM
1280 PEACHTREE STREET, N.E., ATLANTA, GA
ATLANTA, GA - In 2002, ASIFA, the International Animated Film Association, launched a global event to celebrate the art of animation. October 28th was proclaimed as International Animation Day, commemorating the first public performance of Emile Reynaud's Theatre Optique at the Grevin Museum in Paris, in 1892.
Each year, ASIFA groups around the world celebrate International Animation Day. In 2007, about 40 different countries in all the continents celebrated this day. The Atlanta Chapter of ASIFA is excited to invite the film and art loving community to its third year celebration, with a free screening of animated films submitted from around the world: Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, France, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Korea, Portugal,...
ASIFA-Atlanta is particularly excited to be presenting this year's International Animation Day at the High Museum's Hill Auditorium! This will be the second year there, and the auditorium itself is an exceptionally appropriate venue to showcase the work of these international artists. The program continues to be gathered as as work is being shipped, transmitted and downloaded around the world, nearly up to the screening. The collection is being curated by Karl Sigler, ASIFA-Atlanta's Screening Coordinator.
The show is free and reservations are HIGHLY recommended. Please reserve your FREE ticket at http://asifa-atlanta.com before all 225 seats fill up! There will be two showings, 7pm and 9pm. Hope to see you there!
Promotional art (original poster design by Michel Ocelot; text and logos adapted by John Cason) is attached and is also available for download at:
ASIFA-Atlanta is quickly becoming the foremost animation community builder in the Southeast. "ASIFA" stands for Association Internationale du Film d'Animation and was founded in France in 1960 as a membership organization devoted to encouraging animation. Our goal is to bring together people who are interested in animation and to give them a forum to share ideas, experiences, knowledge and, most importantly, animation! For more information, please visit: www.asifa-atlanta.com