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Anifest India 2009 to be held from August 13-16

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Anifest India 2009 to be held from August 13-16

The fifth edition of Anifest India, an annual international animation festival organised and promoted by The Animation Society of India (TASI), is slated to be held from August 13-16, 2009. TASI is one of India’s largest non-profit animation society. Anifest India brings together some of the world’s best animation directors, technicians and several international animation stalwarts under one roof. Some of the speakers at this year’s event include MTV India’s Piyush Raghani; Manish Sherawat and Sheetal Sudhir of Channel [v]; VCL’s Bill Miller; Krishnakant Mishra of Sony ImageWorks; and Nate Wragg of Pixar.

Some of the topics for discussion at Anifest India 2009 include Art direction and pre-production, Principles of animation in 2D & 3D, VFX: Behind the Scenes, Career options, Comic Art, Graphic Novels, Character Animation and Story-Telling, Creation and Marketing of IP, Art of Voicing for Animation, Animation for tele channels, and Animation Production Management, to name a few.

Anifest India 2009 has targeted students to creative heads of organisations to enthusiasts looking to get a comprehensive in-depth understanding about the various stages involved in creating an animation film from concept to completion.

Five years on, Anifest India claims to have grown from strength to strength purely by word-of-mouth publicity as the event is designed to help community building through knowledge-sharing. Anifest India receives financial and logistical support from the international animation community, including studios, training institutes, professionals and hardware and software vendors. Some of the regular supporters include Intel, Apple, Microsoft, Autodesk, Wacom, HP, Nvidia, Corel Corporation, ToonBoom Studio, Sony ImageWorks, Rhythm and Hues, Big Animation, SoftImage, Radio Mirchi, MAAC, Arena, Frameboxx, Manipal University, Dreamworks Animation, Bombay Art Society, FICCI, and IIT-IDC, among others.

The Animation Society of India is non-profit trust registered with the Government of India under the Bombay Public Trust Act. TASI is committed to increasing awareness of the medium of animation and allied arts in India. Since 2001, it has been providing a platform for exchange of creative and technical information within the art and animation fraternity and has held over 200 workshops and seminars till date.


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