Iranian Asifa had gone a long way since 1970, when Dr. Noureddin Zarrinkelk started Asifa Iran as a small gathering of animation experts, a community which later in 1986 joined the Asifa International. In war years and afterwards in 80s and early 90s Asifa was still in the shape of a small community with no funds, holding its meetings in the homes of main members.
In mid-90s, Asifa Iran joined Khaneh-Cinema, the main body responsible for many professions and guilds of Iranian live-action cinema.
In September 2016 Animation guild of Iran was stablished and began to work under the support of Ministry of Coopereatives, Labour and Social Welfare. Thereafter Asifa Iran went back to its cultural roots and mission.
After a long halt and almost 6 years of Asifa Iran's dormant status, a general election was held in March 2018 and resulted in a totally new Asifa which set as its first to re-vise and edit its status.