On April 8 and 9 at Detroit’s Tangent Gallery/Hastings Ballroom, the first Detroit International Festival of Animation (DIFA) will celebrate and showcase a wild diversity of animations from animators and filmmakers who are local as well as those international. Organizers plan it to be an annual event going forward.

DIFA will feature 93 minutes of animated shorts ranging from experimental to quirky as well as more sophisticated mini features.

Also within the same venue, you will find a gallery of animation and comic inspired art and an expo of local artists, animators, zine publishers and comic creators. There will also be a full bar for pop, beer and mixed drinks purchases and free popcorn all night.

Here are the deets you need to know:

Admission is $10 ($5 matinee Sat 5 p.m.). Cosplay is welcomed and encouraged. This event is 18+ due to some mature film and art content.

Friday April 8 2016 – Expo 6 p.m.-midnight, Showtimes 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.

Saturday April 9 2016 – Expo 4 p.m.-midnight, Showtimes 5 p.m., 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.

The location is the Tangent Gallery/Hastings Ballroom, 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit – you can find out more at http://www.difestofanim.com.

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