The purpose of ASIFA Central is to promote the art of animation locally and internationally and to promote communication among animators and devotees.

ASIFA Central is the Midwest USA Chapter of ASIFA, the International Animation Association (l'Association Internationale du Film d'Animation). Founded in France by a group of professional animators and chartered by UNESCO in 1960, ASIFA's goal is to encourage the art of animation and further international understanding and goodwill through the medium of the animated film. There are nearly 30 chapters world-wide including six in the USA. ASIFA Central was begun in Chicago, Illinois, and has involved many of the professional and independent animators in the Chicago area. Today, we have members from Texas to Canada, New York to Colorado and beyond!