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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:

Alejandro Mavarez (The Moon and Me)
Aline Romero (Psychophonic)
Antoinette Marshall (Anxty)
• Christian E Rosado (Charlie Brontoson in: Bus Stop)
David Chai (SALT)
Ewa Sztefka (We Can Still Be Friends)
Gabriela Clar (Yikásdáhí – Awaits the Dawn)
Howie Hoffman, Scott Sackett (Exceptional Minds Promo – Mitsubishi Electric)
Jared D Weiss (The Beakmann Incident)
Jerry Wang (My Tagalong)
Joanne Fisher (Stache and the Inner Walk)
John C Kelley (A Family That Steals Dogs)
Kate Namowicz, Skyler Porras (Mime Your Manners)
Matteo Zallocco (Bisogno)
• McKena Boos (He Flies By His Own Wings)
MCR/Electric Otto (Essential Workers)
Miles Aijala, Anna-Ester Volozh (Ways of Keeping)
Nikki Chapman (Melted)
Nolan J Downs (In Shape)
• Patrick Yu Wang, Nguyet Nghi Duong (The Organized Life)
Vojin Vasovic (Just For The Record)
• Yury Tomilov (The Dessert)
• 贺天 (In Red)

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In 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic, we had high hopes that in 2021 we could all gather once again to watch some great animations. Unfortunately, it is still much too soon to do so safely. So again like last year, we will be streaming the 2021 DIFA festival for FREE ONLINE VIEWING on our original dates April 2nd & 3rd.

The stream will begin on the DIFA website at 12:01am Friday April 2nd and will be available online until 11:59pm Saturday April 3rd to watch whenever your popcorn is ready. There will also be a special Facebook watch party on Saturday evening (details to be announced).

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

It is our hope that we can bring a little entertainment while at home and we hope you are looking forward to this as much as we all are.   Until then stay safe and take care.

On April 2nd and 3rd 2021 in Detroit, the 6th 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.

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

6th Annual Detroit International Festival of Animation
April 02 & 03 2021 – Free Online Streaming – Everywhere

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