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AI 2014 Sessions

Here is the *updated* list of sessions planned for Anifest India 2014.


Teen Deviyan part 1 – Gitanjali Rao’s True Love Story

True Love Story is a journey through the seductive, treacherous streets of Bombay. In a city soaked in Bollywood dreams, it moves from the fantastical to the viscerally real. True Love Story is a painted ode to romance. Animator, writer and director Gitanjali takes us on a journey into the making of the short, 2D animated film.


Teen Deviyan part 2 – Shilpa Ranade’s Goopi Gawaiyaa Bagha Bajaiyaa

Independent animation film-maker Shilpa Ranade will present her beautifully animated film Goopi Gawaiyaa Bagha Bajaiyaa, which is based on Upendrakishore Roychowdhury’s popular ‘Goopi Gayne Bagha Bayne’. The screening of the film will be followed by a your behind-the-scenes of the film and an interactive discussion with the intrepid filmmaker and her animation team.


Teen Deviyan part 3 – Charuvi Agrawal’s Hanuman Chalisa

Animator, award winning artist and founder of Charuvi Design Labs, Charuvi Agrawal will showcase her 3D stereoscopic film – Shri Hanuman Chalisa and talk about bridging the gap between Fine Art and Computer Graphics, and how 3D software is a mere tool in the service of art in the entertainment/creative business. The multimedia case study of Shri Hanuman Chalisa will showcase the creation of an immersive 3D animation experience through ipad/android app, stereoscopic film, and kinect based interactive installations.


Five Tips for Writing a Good Story – Devdutt Pattanaik

Mythologist, leadership coach, and consultant on culture and belief, Devdutt Pattanaik is the author of several books on Indian mythology and has spent a great deal of time studying and writing on sacred stories, symbols and rituals and their impact on culture. He will reveal the process of story telling and retelling, and share tips on writing great stories.


Visual Narrative Through Editing – Deepa Bhatia

Bollywood film editor Deepa Bhatia, whose filmography includes Kai Po Che, Taare Zameen Par, Stanley Ka Dabba, Rock On! and My Name is Khan, will talk about the Art of Editing, interpreting the story while retaining the director’s vision, the role of the editor and share examples of good and bad editing.


The Art of Storyboarding – Normand Lemay

Disney Story Artist, Normand Lemay, talks about his experiences and journey to working in feature animation. Showcasing examples from his work on Disney’s latest hit, Frozen, he will explain the role of a storyboard artist in the animation industry, the difference between storyboarding for television and film, the importance of storyboarding in the process of making an animated film, and the important lessons that he himself has learned as a story artist.


Visual Development – Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay

DreamWorks Animation Visual Development Artist, Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay, will talk about the importance of the Art Department in a movie and how its main goal is to make the movie experience more enjoyable by enhancing the story through colour and design. She will share her own experiences and lessons learned along the way, while explaining the role and responsibility of the vis-dev artist at DreamWorks Animation.


Music for the Visual – Narayan Parasuram (Karadi Tales)

“Seeing the sound” is as much part of human experience as “hearing the sound”.  This idea has been the basis for storytelling across cultures since time immemorial. Sound and its manifestation that we call music, form the edifice for visual communication.  The impact of the moving image hinges, almost critically, on the sound that carries it.  The idea of “sounding the scene” too has been the basis of storytelling across cultures since time immemorial. Narayan Parasuram will talk about this and much more. In his own words, “Seeing the Sound and Sounding the Scene, isn’t that what story-telling is about?”


Creature Creation on Hercules – Bernhard Kerschbaumer

Lighting and Shading Artist Bernhard Kerschbaumer from Double Negative Visual Effects,  will be presenting a VFX case study of the recently released Hercules.



* Disclaimer: Sessions are subject to availability of the speakers. TASI reserves the right to change/cancel a session. This site will be updated accordingly.

TVCA 2014 – Call For Entries


Anifest India 2014Call for entries: TASI Viewer’s Choice Awards

Send your short animated films to India’s premiere animation awards. All entries received are previewed by a panel of eminent industry professionals at a special screening where the jury 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.

In case of a tie, one winner per category will be decided by members of TASI managing committee.

1. Student films: Animation films produced / directed by students
2. Independent Professional short films: Animation short films produced / directed by professionals
3. Commissioned films: Animated ad films, promos, packaging, music videos, public service films

Maximum duration of films: 10 mins (Films of longer duration will not be considered for the competition)

Format: DVD (.VOB format)

Last Date for entries: Closed

Send entries to:
The Animation Society of India
c/o Vaibhav Studios
103,104 Birchwood,
Raheja Willows, Akurli Road,
Kandivli (East), Mumbai 400101

Submission Fee: Free

Validity of Films: Only films made after August 2013 will be eligible

Rules and Regulations:
• Each film MUST be accompanied by its respective entry form duly filled. Entries with incomplete forms will be immediately disqualified.
• Films sent as entries will be added to the TASI archives.
• TASI reserves the right to use any/all of the entries for its promotional activities.
• Students have to provide a letter from their institute certifying validity of film(s) for student category.
• TASI reserves the right to accept/reject entries at its discretion.
• The Viewer’s Choice Award consists of one single trophy per category.
• In case of a tie, one winner per category will be decided by members of TASI managing committee.
• Each entry to be submitted on a separate DVD.
• Entry must be a standalone film, clip or sequence. Campaigns and episodic series will NOT be considered.
• In case of episodic series, each episode may be submitted as a standalone entry.
• The prizes have to be collected from TASI by the winners within 30 days from Anifest India 2014, failing which TASI reserves the right to award the winnings to the next best film. All applicable taxes, levies, transportation and other costs to be borne by the respective awardees.
• Decision of the society regarding any/all of the above will be final and binding on all parties without prejudice

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