It’s time to soak in the colours of animation!
Mentoring the homegrown animation community, The Animation Society of India (TASI) is organizing the 5th edition of its annual international festival – Anifest India. A multi-day festival that brings together experts from animation and allied mediums under one roof every year, Anifest India ’09 will be held at IIT Powai, Mumbai, from August 13-16, 2009.
This year the festival has been extended to 4 days and features sessions and workshops on art direction & pre-production, character animation & story telling, animating for tele channels, graphic novels and comics, visual effects, voicing for animation, simulation technology, open source solutions and many others. TASI Hon. Secretary Ranjit Singh shared, â€œIn keeping with TASI’s principles, the festival is non-commercial in nature and its core objective is to bring value add in knowledge and education to the audience.”
The society has lined up an impressive ensemble of international speakers and guests including Nate Wragg (Pixar), Sekhar Mukherjee (NID), Ashish S K (Big Animation), E Suresh (Famous Studios), Sumant Rao (IDC), Christian Krupa and Oscar Alvarado (Open Source), Rajjat Ojha (Zen Technologies) and speakers from MTV, Channel [V], Sony Pictures Imageworks, Krayon Pictures and the IIT Computer Science Dept.
The festival also has a unique Viewers Choice Award where films submitted into competition across four categories are screened for the audience and the winner in each category is selected by a process of live voting at the event. The categories include Student Films, Independent Professional Films, Films made by Teachers and Trainers and Commissioned films.
TASI is a non-profit volunteer organization that is registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act. Since its inception in 2001 it has conducted over 300 seminars and workshops across the country on various topics related to art and animation.
Detailed information about the festival including the registration process is available on tasionline.org.