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Oct 31st: All routes lead to NCPA, courtesy, International Animation Day

International Animation Day celebrations are back with a bang!

Organized by ASIFA India, the India leg of International Animation Day (IAD) is scheduled for 31st October at NCPA in Mumbai. Apart from Mumbai, the organizers have planned to take the festival to other cities as well including Hyderabad, Pune, Bengaluru and Indore.

Speaking to Bollywood Hungama, Saraswati Balgam, President, ASIFA India, shared, “This year, we have some really interesting sessions lined up along with a power packed set of speakers, master classes, creative activities with a lot fun and frolic filled in it,”

To brief about some of the session, the list include: ‘Creating an effective story and how to pitch it by Max Howard’; ‘Acting for animators by Ed Hooks’; ‘Making of Alpha and Omega by Crest Animation’ and ‘Shelley’s Eye Candy’, amongst several other interesting sessions.

“In addition to the sessions, we would also have interactive acting and drawing sessions, face painting, tattoo artist, caricature artists and also the Best of IAD 2010 films will be showcased,” added Saraswati.

The ASIFA India Awards of Excellence will be an added highlight which audience can look forward to. The Awards to Excellence, is an annual awards ceremony to recognize and celebrate the best in Indian animation. There is a national call for entries where animation films for both student and professional categories are solicited. The submissions are then judged by a distinguished panel of artists and they selected the films worthy of the ‘ASIFA India Award of Excellence’ trophy.

Another important announcement to be made at IAD 2010 would be the formation of ASIFA India sub-chapters. These sub-chapters would be formed in Hyderabad, Pune, Indore and Bangalore. William Dennis, The President Emeritus of ASIFA India and Executive Director of ASIFA International would be present in all these cities to formally announce them as sub-chapters.

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