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Register for Anifest India 2018

IMPORTANT: If you have paid for membership online but have not received your membership number yet, please bring the INSTAMOJO payment confirmation printout with you to the venue along with a photo ID. You will get your membership card at the reception desk at the festival venue.

Anifest India is not only India’s oldest and largest animation festival but also the most loved and popular one. This year The Animation Society of India celebrates the 14th edition of the festival and everyone’s invited!

Venue: Jai Hind College, Churchgate, Mumbai

Pre-registrations Closed. You can Spot Register at the venue during the festival.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are NOT a TASI Member, but want to attend Anifest India 2018, first become a TASI Member.

Sign up for a Half-yearly or Annual Student Membership (i.e. discounted membership on showing Student ID Card)

Teachers, Professionals, Animation Fans & Everyone else – Teachers, Professionals, Animation Fans & Everyone else:
Sign up for Professional Annual Membership or Professional Half-yearly Membership or Life Membership

Please note: Half yearly membership option is available only during Anifest India.

What do you get as a TASI member?

  • FREE entry to 2 days of Anifest India 2018
  • FREE access to sessions conducted by TASI + discounted rates for select workshops, during the validity of your membership. For details check out Past Events and Join TASI
  • Please note: Membership fee does not include cost of food/snacks at events.

AI 2018 Supporters

Any community event is truly successful when it receives genuine support from its own. For an event that has only branding to offer in return for financial aid, we are grateful to our supporters who have contributed generously to make Anifest India 2018 a possibility. This year individuals and even small studios and institute franchisees have shown a big heart and helped with all their might. A special shout out to the continued support from Whistling Woods International over the years and a warm welcome to Disney India. More power to Indian animation, may our tribe prosper.

Platinum Support

Silver Support

Session Support

Bronze Support

Industry Support

TVCA Support


AI 2018 Sessions

Venue: Jai Hind College, Churchgate, Mumbai

Please note: Programme / speakers subject to change at the discretion of the Society.

Friday Nov 2 – 2018 (10:00 am – 8:35 pm)

 Start Details Speaker Duration
10:00 am Welcome Address & Inauguration  20 mins
10:30 am Future of Animation with Open Source Blender Vivek Bolar
Aum Animation
90 mins
12.10 pm How to pitch your animated concept – Live Demo Anand Baid
Native Puppets
30 mins
12.50 pm Lunch Break 60 mins
2.00 pm Character Design & Caricature – Live Demo Vishal Wadaye 90 mins
3.40 pm 2D Animation with Open Source Grease Pencil Vivek Bolar
Aum Animation
45 mins
4.35 pm Tea Break 30 mins
5.15 pm TVCA – Student Films Screening & Voting 90 mins
6.55 pm Unity 3d Arvind Neelakantan – Unity 90 mins

Saturday Nov 3 – 2018 (10:00 am – 8:30 pm)

Start Details Speaker Duration
10:00 am Simple Samosa – A case study
Development, pitch, broadcast
and marketing
Sanjiv Waeerkar – IceCandy
Arnab Chaudhuri
Devika Prabhu
(Disney India)
 90 mins
11:40 am Indie Films – Case Study 1 Krishna Chandran 45 mins
12.35 pm TASI Volunteer felicitation 10 mins
12.55 pm TVCA – Independent Professional Films Screening & Voting 20 mins
1.25 pm Lunch Break 60 mins
2.35 pm TVCA – Commissioned Films Screening & Voting 45 mins
3.30 pm Indie Films – Case Study 2  Abhishek Verma 45 mins
4.20 pm Bhimsain Emerging Talent Awards  Climb Media / TASI 20 mins
4.50 pm 2D Animation with Open Source – Krita Vivek Ram
Vanarsena Studios
45 mins
5.45 pm Tea Break 30 mins
6.25 pm TASI Viewer’s Choice Awards Ceremony 15 mins
6.50 pm Game Creation – Script to Screen Nirmal David / Dileep Verma
The Cirqus
90 mins

Note: Membership Fee DOES NOT include cost of food/snacks at TASI events. Water bottles and food items are NOT allowed inside the auditorium. Bags will be checked at the entry, please help the volunteers for your own convenience.

Rights of admission reserved, carry your ID and proof of membership on person at all times.

Anifest India 2018

Venue: Jai Hind College, Churchgate, Mumbai

Anifest India is not only India’s oldest and largest animation festival but also the most loved and popular one. This year The Animation Society of India celebrates the 14th edition of the festival and everyone’s invited!



After a 2 year hiatus, the TVCA is back by popular demand. A call for entries has been announced. This year we have a unique addition with the announcement of the Annual BET (Bhimsain Emerging Talent) Award that carries a cash prize as well. For more details on the TVCA as well as BET click here.

Anifest India 2018 Registrations – click here


TASI Viewer’s Choice Awards 2018 Winners

Student Films

Winner: Maa Tuki
Suchana Saha

Runner-up: The Stained Club
Mélanie Lopez, Simon Boucly, Marie Ciesielski,
Alice Jaunet, Chan Stéphie Peang, Béatrice Viguier

Independent Professional Films

Winner: Let Them Have Cheese
Jishnav Iyer

Runner-up: Gullak
Kamal Pahuja

Commissioned Films

Winner: Moment of Clarity
Post Office Studios

Runner-up: Kinara
Kalp Sanghvi & Upamanyu Bhattacharya

Jury Special Mention

Get Alive!

Animal Abuse

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PLEASE NOTE: If your entry is listed in any of the 3 categories below, you are entitled to 2 complimentary passes per selected film for the entire duration of the festival.

Please Email the following details to info(at)tasionline(dot)org
1. Name of selected film
2. Category
3. Names of attendees (2 people max)
Your complimentary passes will be available at the registration desk at the venue.

[Film names in alphabetical order]


Animal Abuse
Get Alive!


Baba (Father)
Maa Tuki (Find me Mother)
My Body
Night Witches
Parfum Fraise
Quand j’ai remplacé Camille
Sans Gravité
The Stained Club


A.C. Teri Khudgarzi
Bear Sailor
Coco’s Day
Haenyo, les femmes de la mer
Let Them Have Cheese


Absolute Volga
Beleaf – Arecanut Plate Process Film
Foot Prints
Gera construction
Lamput – Art Gallery
Lamput – Boxing
Lamput – Fracture
Lamput – Haunted House
Lamput – Martial Arts
Lamput – Signs
Lamput – Sooperstore
Lamput – Thief
Mitti ka Ganesh
Moment of clarity
Nick – Oggy Summer Promo
Nick – Shiva Promo
Nick: Baday Bum
Nickelodeon Ident – Egg Opera
Nickelodeon Ident – Idli
Nickelodeon Ident – Mdm & Brat
Out of Syllabus – Sexual Health
Videocon – Cricket
Videocon – Dancer
Videocon – Family
Videocon Surfer
Vodafone – Dustbin
Vodafone – Machines
Vodafone – Parking
Vodafone – Save Trees
Vodafone Zumi – Christmas Jingle
Vodafone Zumi – Fifa 2018

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Back by popular demand, TASI is happy to announce TVCA 2018

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.

TVCA 2015Categories:
1. Student films (S): Animation films produced / directed by students
2. Independent Professional short films (I): Animation short films produced / directed by professionals
3. Commissioned films (C): 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)

Submission Details
Offline Format:
DVD (.VOB format)
Online Format: .MOV / .AVI  / .MPEG / .MP4
(Full HD / 720p / H.264 compression)

Last Date for entries: SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

Submission Fee: Free

Validity of Films: Only films made after Aug 1, 2017 are eligible

Rules and Regulations:
• Each film MUST be accompanied by its respective entry form duly filled. Entries with incomplete forms will be immediately disqualified. Download form here.
• 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 1 single trophy per category.
• In case of a tie, one winner per category will be decided by members of TASI managing committee.
• Each physical entry to be submitted on a separate DVD.
• Each online entry to be submitted as a separate file.
• Submission can be under any 1 category only.
• 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 2018, 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

BET Award

If you wish to also apply for consideration to the BET award:

  • Please follow this link for ADDITIONAL criteria.

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