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ASAF in Czech House Jerusalem

The Czech House Jerusalem wilcomed members of the Association of Animated Film on May 27 on meeting with members of the Israeli Animators Association. Together they discussed about cooperation between Czech and Israeli producers on the basis of a recently concluded international contract.

 

The Association of Czech Animation (ASAF) brings together Czech producers, independent filmmakers and animation studios who have decided to play an active role in the development of animation in the CR as a branch of industry and to present it abroad.

We wish to advocate for an improvement of conditions for the production and distribution of animated films in the CR. The golden age of Czech animation is, unfortunately, in the past. Nevertheless, we are doing our best to build on that rich and successful history and to return it to the world’s best.

Our aim is to lay the foundations of a functioning animation industry that will be part of the Czech economy. The essential prerequisite is investment in boosting the quality of human resources, infrastructure and cooperation between individual players with a view to systematically building up a professional and competitive animation industry.

In terms of employment and economic performance, animation is stagnating in the CR. This cannot be avoided in the long-term unless we open up to the outside world and cooperate with it. To achieve this, an environment of purposeful and systematic cooperation between the private and public sectors must be created.