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Bespoke Pieces

Bespoke Pieces range in varity from global phenomenoms to locally commissioned gifts. We post a monthly featured Bespoke Piece and encourage you to contact us if you would like to commission your own bespoke piece.

This Month's Feature Piece

''This is mine'' A response to growing global prejudice and a call for unification.

''This Is Mine''

As part of International Animation Day, partners of ASIFA are to create up to a 2 minute animated story that gives us some insight about what makes them unique, what is significant for them as people of their region, culture, land, and language?

In this era of growing hate and prejudice, ASIFA as a multicultural, multinational, network of artists has the untapped potential for communicating about our shared humanity. Given a chance, what could be achieved? What are the opportunities ASIFA could provide toward celebrating and raising awareness of our common humanity? How can we see the other as ourselves? The only limit is 2 minutes.

The combined film will make its debut on October 28th, 2020 to coincide with International Animation Day.

We are interested in exploring ways that this project can bring awareness not only to our 60th anniversary but “help to promote progress towards peace and mutual understanding between all people.”

The design brief was to create an animated sequence or loop of just 1 to 5 seconds in any single or combination of methods which provides your response to any of the questions and intentions in the following.

For example animate and an image, word or sound that relates for you to any one of the following prompts;

  • Countering hate and prejudice with appreciation of diversity and connectedness

  • How can we see ourselves as others?

  • Promoting peace and mutual understanding and respect between all people.

ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d’Animation) was founded in 1960 in Annecy, France as an association of individual animation artists. Today ASIFA can be described as an international network of numerous local ASIFA Chapters, which have developed their own local identities and special activities...

ASIFA has evolved and adopted many new activities since its happy beginnings. During the first decades, ASIFA was active in starting the first animation festivals of the world (Annecy, Zagreb, Hiroshima, Espinho, etc.) to promote the art of animation, as well as establishing the first international printed magazine about animation.

ASIFA is affiliated with UNESCO (the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization), which encourages international peace and universal respect by promoting collaboration among nations.

ASIFA was established in 1960 as a non-profit corporation devoted to cultivating and promoting the art, craft and profession of Animation.

Target Goals

  • ASIFA promotes opportunities for professionals in animation to share information and network globally through our publications and public communications.

  • ASIFA is concerned with sustaining and preserving the rights of animators and the art of animation by promoting, educating, cooperating, and assisting others.

  • ASIFA promotes progress toward peace and mutual understanding through the unified interest of the art of animation with workshops, gatherings, and worldwide projects.


Please contact us for ''This Is Mine'' artist information or to commission them.

Written by Paul Fletcher, VCA Lecturer in Animation for film and TV and human being.

Edited by Annie Murray, BFA in Animation for film and TV and fellow human being.

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