Celebrations 2020

This year is the 60th anniversary of the Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (ASIFA), with regard to this milestone we will be organizing a world-wide streaming event to debut an original film called Spiritus Mundi: Animating the World. The film will premiere on October 28th at 9:00 EDT.

Chapters will individually determine how to celebrate IAD as they have in the past. Here are some recommendations:

  • In-person group celebrations. Taking into account the Pandemic and following local guidelines for gatherings.
  • Small group gatherings. (when large events are not possible) This could be in a backyard or someones home. Taking into account the Pandemic and following local guidelines for gatherings.
  • Limited Streaming event. If meeting in person is not available providing your program online for a limited duration of time. This engagement would need to run within 3 weeks starting October, 26 and ending November 15th as per our Filmfreeway rules. I recommend making these private or unlisted showings that viewers register for. 

Spiritus Mundi: Animating the World 

The event will stream starting at 9:00 EDT on October 28th on this Youtube channel with chat available for comments and well wishes.  This will be streaming to YouTube through Zoom. Anyone can tune into Youtube to watch (millions of people) but Zoom is limited to 300 people. Coordinators, board members, other guests that coordinators recommend will be part of the Zoom celebration that will stream out to YouTube for anyone to watch.  It will be our moment to speak about ASIFA as an international body. We can share stories, express our good wishes about the 60th anniversary, and perhaps participate in an interactive Zoom moment such as our chapter experimented with this summer.  

UPDATED! The Debut schedule:

  • 9:00 AM EDT Opening remarks about IAD9:10 Stream Spiritus Mundi
  • 9:30 AM EDT Remarks from around the globe as we Zoom celebrate IAD.
  • 10:00 AM EDT finish 

For your local time see it here.

Everything gets recorded and put on YouTube. Spiritus Mundi would also be available separately without the event recording.