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We would like to sincerely thank all the filmmakers in allowing us to showcase their animations for all to enjoy on these socially isolating times. Visit their links for more info:

Aidan McAteer (Streets of Fury)
Brogan Jones (Critical Update)
Caroline Hamann (Criss Cross)
Chelsey Raegen Knapp (Boxes for Rox)
Dana Sink (Wind)
David Donar (Blue Note)
Ecaterina Saraeva/Lev Voloshin (The Flat)
Isaias Zai Gallardo (The Glowing Wrath (Shortcut to Heck))
Jared D. Weiss (Frog Dog Log)
Jon Wilson/Claire Campbell (Winter’s Blight)
Manuel Moreno Lee (Lumens)
MCR Electric Otto (La Pesadilla)
Neely Goniodsky (Inhale/Exhale)
Oded Hesseg (Dump and restore)
Olivia Jensen (Waiting By The Phone)
Patradol Kitcharoen (Go! Go!)
Selina Wagner (A Dog By Your Side)
Tom Denney (Going Home)
Yumeng Xi (The Insignificant Fantasies in the Cracks of Daily Life)
Zach Christy (Calls for Archie)

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During these difficult and most stressful times, the 5th annual Detroit International Festival of Animation will now be available for FREE ONLINE VIEWING for everyone to enjoy the wonderful animations we have selected for 2020.

The streaming begins on the DIFA website at 7pm Friday April 3rd and will be available until Saturday April 4th 2020. Also, in cooperation with Detroit’s Senate Theater, there will also be a Facebook watch party at 8pm Saturday April 4th on the Senate’s fanpage.

NOTE: Parental guidance is suggested due to some mature subject matter and language.

It is our hope that we can bring a little bit of entertainment during this time of need and we hope you are looking forward to this as much as we all are.   Until then be safe and take care of your selves, families and friends.

On April 3rd and 4th 2020 in Detroit, the 5th annual Detroit International Festival of Animation (DIFA) will celebrate and showcase a wild diversity of animations from animators and filmmakers local and international.  DIFA will feature approximately 90 minutes of animated shorts ranging from experimental to quirky as well as more sophisticated mini features.

FACEBOOKERS: You can get our latest updates and notices by clicking “interested” on the DIFA 5 Event Page (this will open a new tab):

NOTE: This event is 18+ due to some mature content and themes.

5th Annual Detroit International Festival of Animation
Fri April 03 & Sat April 04 – Free Online Streaming

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