Started in 2005 to give a platform to the creative voice, TASI’s annual animation festival Anifest India has established itself as the premier event for youth in digital media.
The focus is always on creative content and a strengthening of traditional topics in animation.
In August 2014 we held the 10th Anniversary edition of the much-loved festival. It was a smash hit with three full days of interactive sessions, a record number of entries in the film festival, record daily and overall attendance, and an all-time high in terms of national presence.
The attendees at the last edition held in Mumbai in August 2015 comprised of more than 60% outstation participants , enhancing the national status of the event. It was a great sight to see busloads of participants descending straight from all over India to be a part of the event, as well as visitors from UK, Malaysia, Russia, Europe, Hong Kong and US. As always, the festival culminated with the TASI Viewers Choice Award for Student, Professional Independent and Commissioned categories. Winners got a huge bounty of prizes from our sponsors along with the much sought after TASI trophy and goodies.
This success is a direct result of TASI’s year round efforts at promotion and engagement. We have ventured outside Mumbai to hold substantial monthly events, and created an enthusiastic awareness across cities like Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Goa and Delhi. The best speakers from India and abroad always participate wholeheartedly, in support of TASI’s principles of non-partisan knowledge sharing and skill building. Extended session durations permitted in-depth coverage and TASI’s famously lively open-mic Q&As.
Keeping the momentum going, we are proud to announce the 12th edition of the festival – ANIFEST INDIA 2016 to be held in Mumbai, from 26th – 28th August, kicking off with the screening of Laika Studio’s Kubo and The Two Strings.