Organized with the aim of spreading animation awareness, Indian Animation fraternity’s most loved animation festival ‘Anifest India’ is back with a bang. The Animation Society of India (TASI), organizers of Anifest India 2010 have announced that the festival is scheduled for August 19-21 at Fine Arts Cultural Centre, Mumbai this year.
Talking about the plans of Anifest India 2010, Ranjit Singh, Hon. Secretary of TASI, shared with Bollywood Hungama, “This year we are extending our range of focus to the unique topics like Game & Defense Animation, Medical Animation & Visualisation, Making of Stereoscopic feature animation amongst several other exciting sessions.”
“As we look at varied content and all round development of the artists, we want to focus on topics that are usually not discussed. As always, this year too we have speakers and experts from various disciplines,” he added.
As part of the festival, its animation contest – TASI Viewer’s Choice Awards (TVCA) has already started inviting entries for the festival. The categories under which the entries are accepted include Student films, Independent Professional short films, Commissioned films and Teachers films.
Explaining about the awards, Ranjit shared, “All entries received are previewed by a panel of eminent industry professionals at a special screening where the panel shortlists films for the final competition. The shortlisted films are screened at the festival for voting by the audience. Votes are counted on the spot and the entry receiving the most votes is declared the winner for that category.”
More information about the festival, TVCA and session can be obtained from www.tasionline.org