Anifest 2013

Anifest India, organized by The Animation Society of India (TASI) is the country’s biggest and longest running animation industry event. This year it was organized in Mumbai on the 23rd and 24th of August, 2013. Around 2000 participants, which included animation experts and students of all shades and sizes, descended on the Fine Arts Society in Chembur in order to be a part of this spectacular event.


A panel discussion saw the top honchos of animated content channels like Nick, Turner and Disney brainstorm on the topic of “What do TV channels really want?” Rhythm and Hues’ VFX and animation team gave an enthralling session on how the tiger was created. There was also the presentation of a case study, by Adam Lee of Lucas Films, on the special effects used in the movie, Pacific Rim.  Damien Nenow of Platige Image, Poland (which made the award-winning short film, Paths of Hate) graced the occasion with a wonderful session. Educational and impactful sessions, like the one by Dr. Prosenjit Ganguly on changing the approach and mindset to animation education, were the icings on the cake. The ever-popular TASI Viewer’s Choice Nominee screenings, followed by on-the-spot voting by audience culminated in the awards ceremony held on Day 2, August 24.

Incepted in 2005, Anifest India has evolved into a premier event for budding professionals in digital media. The event is indeed an international one as it has consistently seen participation from different countries. Networking, business opportunities and a general understanding of the Indian industry fuel the participation of international communities from different corners of the world.