The extended deadline of September 15, 2022, to submit your films to the very first edition of AGIF22, is fast approaching!
An initiative undertaken by Animation Guild India to create a hub of talented animation artists (young and old) and innovate the future of this industry in India is setting the stage for the first Animators Guild India Fest in 2022
The festival is open to 12 categories internationally plus 3 awards selected for Indian citizens only. It has already garnered entries from around the world, with filmmakers showcasing their innovative and engaging short films, immersive experiences and storytelling.
The two-day event, scheduled for the end of November, will feature screenings of selected films, workshops, panel discussions, keynote presentations, a variety of independent art and design stores, booths, musical performances, awards, a networking night and other fun activities.
Animation world gets a way to create their imagination and win prizes like Rising Star (Student and Young Gun) Awards with cash prize of up to ₹50,000 each. There will also be 2 audience awards for students and professionals for national and international categories. All winners will also have the chance to be featured on the Animators Guild website www.animatorsguild.com
Prateek Sethi, a member of the festival team, adds, “We are creating a milestone in the animation industry by bringing together the art of the animation world in one place for a celebration. We aim to get more entries and hope to showcase short films and immersive experiences to understand the different perspectives of artists and filmmakers around the world.
Esteemed judges for the festival’s multiple categories include industry veterans such as Shamik Majumdar, Creative Director, Original Series – Animation, The Walt Disney Company, EMEA; E Suresh, renowned Indian director and director of Studio Eeksaurus; Taniya Vij, Lead Designer for Adobe Illustrator and Creative Cloud at Adobe, Priya Kurian, Award-Winning Writer; Isabel Herguera and Mickey Bardava, award-winning photographer and creative director.
You can submit your films and projects here: www.filmfreeway.com/agif
Hurry, the deadline is only a few days away!
About Animators Guild of India
The Animators Guild of India is a community of artists, animators, designers and enthusiasts, which aims to be a pioneering platform to represent the animation scene in India. They dream of showcasing all the fine work done by Indians at home and around the world and creating a distinct voice that celebrates Indian animation.
What started as a WhatsApp group in 2017 as a way to bring Indian animators together on a common platform has grown into an online magazine in 2020 and now in November 2022 they will have the first ever Animators Guild India Fest.
About the core festival team:
Prateek Sethi is founding creative director of Trip Creative Services, a multi-award winning communication design house based in Mumbai and Pune. Host, producer, director, designer, passionate aerial cinematographer, former host of the hit show based on children’s scientific curiosity – Pogo TV FAQs | Cartoon Network SEA, TEDx speaker and Times 40 Under 40 winner. With over 17 years of experience, always looking for new and exciting ways to engage audiences.
Rituparna Sarkar is the Founder and Creative Director of VISUAL SARKARSM – an animation and visual communication studio, a designer with over 14 years of experience in the media and television industry and a published author and illustrator at Penguin India.
Snigdha Rao is currently an ACD on one of India’s leading e-learning platforms, and an animator, design educator and media professional with over 14 years of experience.