Main venue City Pride Kothrud, Sr No 20/2, next To Swapna Shilp Soc Near Gandhi Lawn,off Sangam Press Rd, Kothrud, Pune, Maharashtra – 411029

From 50 films from 8 countries attended by 1800 delegates, it has now come to 221 films from 58 countries attended by 9200 delegates

Organizing committee Jabbar Patel, Sabina Sanghvi, Dr Mohan Agashe

PIFF, short for Pune International Film Festival is our city’s offering to the world of Cinema in all its glory. Starting in the year 2002 with 50 films from 8 countries represented by 1800 delegates it has burgeoned to 221 films from 58 countries represented by 9200 delegates!

Held in the Maharashtrian Culture Capital of Pune, a bustling metropolis which for a change has managed to keep its past firmly in the present, it is one event not worth missing whatever be one’s occupation. Pune is aptly in a position to hold such events what with affiliates like the Film and Technical Institute of India and DSK Supinfocom being some of the institutes nurturing the not-so-nascent film Industry here. And who could possibly forget the leviathan next door……Bollywood!

PIFF has always attracted meaningful cinema both national and international. In addition, it also catered to the regional language ie Marathi- a first in India and that too on such an impressive scale. Budding, though impressive and meaningful regional aspirations which would otherwise have been steamrolled in the wake of the great Bollywood’s moves have now found a voice for themselves with the judges and jury too from the same medium thus giving form to local aspirations and ideas.

One category slowly and increasingly finding representation in PIFF (or for that matter in most Film Festivals in India) is the Graphics, Animation and VFX category. This is of special importance to India as it is now positioned itself as the power-house increasingly playing an important part in producing animation films for a world-wide audience. We encourage all our students specially B.Sc. in animation course to go and attend the event and programs. We are sure that this year’s PIFF will be an awesome experience for all.
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Chota Bheem, Krishna aur Balram, Mahabharat……the list is getting longer by the day. Longer the list, more the resources. More the resources, more the need for a centralized body.

A trade body purporting to support an industry presents advantages to all involved. Besides bringing all the players, big and small into its fold, individual synergies get utilized within the group which directly transforms into a bigger industry and income for all. Local ideas get a larger platform and local talent gets showcased in the whole country, if not the world. In short, a typical win-win situation! The Animation Society of India (TASI) which came about in 2001, is one such body which purports to support the animation and gaming industry.

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The Animation and Gaming industry is becoming a big business in India. The former’s CAGR is close to 25% year on year whereas the latter, hold your breath! grows at a CAGR of 49%! If this is not growth, what is? In absolute terms it grew from INR 61000 crores in 2007 to INR 105200.00 crores in 2013. In times to come, it is anybody’s guess as to where this industry will head. And we are not even mentioning about employment! In Pune, where there is a profusion of animators and studios, employment is never an issue though training is.

Talking of TASI, The Animation Society of India, it is a voluntary organization registered as a non-profit organization under the Charities commissioner at Mumbai and members voluntarily contribute without expectation of remuneration. In its own words, it exisits “To provide a platform for promoting exchange of creative and technical information in the Indian art and animation industry with a view to strengthening existing talent and also encouraging growth by educating and guiding prospective artists in India”

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To further its cause it does the following:

-Yearly engagements replete with lecture demonstrations, interactive workshops, seminars, awareness programs etc of all kinds to encourage all genres and types of animation(s).

– Hosting once every year India’s biggest annual animation festival called Anifest India meant to expose individual expertise on a national scale.

– Hosting sessions of distinguished speakers from across the world have to give insights and interact with animation lovers.

So the next time you feel the itch to get into this trade, you know whom to approach! TASI, of course! More information can be had at here

MSN Travel Guide rates it as the Best University City in the UK.

Based in the North-west of UK and not far from the North Sea is the city of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Why the strange name? Well, simply because is located on the estuary of river Tyne. Located close to the Arctic circle, it is cold by most Indian standards with temperatures ranging around 1.50 C to 180 C. It has seen better days with trade in wool and coal being the main industries in addition to shipbuilding and repairs. The industries may have all but disappeared but the city and its history remain.

Today it is known as a centre of Education what with the University of Northumbria located here. A former polytechnic, it was established as one of the new universities in 1992 and is a member of the University Alliance.

And yes, it hosts the world’s most popular half marathon, the Great North Run, since it began in 1981!

On the subject of education, the University of Northumbria would be of utmost interest to all those aspiring for a career in animation and special effects. Its annual B.Sc. in Animation, also called “Computer Animation and Visual Effects BSc (Hons)” (UCAS code G450 BSC/CADSFX), is quite famous with its alumni being represented in companies such as HBO’s Game of Thrones.

The University’s website mentions its success in placement as follows

“Our graduates have found positions in companies including Double Negative, Leopard Productions, Lime Studios, FPP, Eutechnyx, Unreal Effects, and many are self-employed and operating as successful freelancers in the industry. Due to the evolving nature of the technology and its creative application, there are an increasing number of specialised application areas that graduates can enter, which are reflected in the Government’s skill shortage list. They include: 2D supervisor; 3D supervisor; software developer; shader writer and stereo artist animator; compositing artist; computer graphics supervisor; matte painter; modeller; producer; production manager; rigger; systems engineer; technical director; texture artist; and visual effects supervisor. In addition, given the wide skill base students acquire during their degree, graduates can also find employment in the broadcast industry, computer games industries, marketing, new media and web design”

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Its B.Sc. in Animation has the following features:

–          3 years full-time or 4 years sandwich with one year internship even in a foreign country!

–          Best infrastructure in terms of equipments , training and staff. The latter has adequate industry experience

–          This B.Sc. in Animation is best suited for those interested in creating 2D/3D animation and graphics for multimedia, web, television, cinema and gaming.

–          This university is best suited for international students as it already caters to students from more than 100 countries

–          Year-long internship sees to it that the students can show their skills in real-time to real employers

–          The venue offers staying facility

–          Newcastle upon Tyne is the cheapest city in the surrounding area.

As regards its admission criterion, the following are some of the points:

–          A British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 5.5, and

–          Pearson Academic score of 54 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51.

We at College of Visual Effects,Design & Art, Pune India encourage you to do the B Sc. in Animation from a good instate like the one above. As regards a B.Sc. in Animation in India, VEDA too conducts the same every academic year. Our course is affiliated to the Yashwantrao University which is a recognized university under UGC. Our facility and placement assistance too is second to none. For more information, do visit us our B.Sc. in animation course page 



B.Sc. Animation III Year Results Declared

This is to inform all the students of III Jamia Hamdard B.Sc. Animation Course that your results of Final Year Examination are out today. It is a matter of great joy that our college have achieved 100% Passing Results in B.Sc. Animation Jamia Hamdard University.

Our Special Congratulations to Mr. Suraj Gontla , Mr. Anubha Sinha and Ms. Smruti Kokate for scoring top 3 poisons in the examination.

Students are request to check the below result sheet for more information. The mark sheets of B.Sc. in animation course will be available in the college on or before by 25th  Nov. 2014.

B.Sc. in Animation Result Sheet

Talent is never short of appreciation….and more so if the appreciation comes from Sony Picture Animation!It recently tied-up with Fred Seibert of Go! Cartoons to form an incubator to promote budding artists showcase their talents……..Read more.

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Talking of Animation and VFX, if you want to make a career for yourself, , it is College of Visual Effects,Design & Art, known more by its acronym VEDA you should head to! In the middle of burstling Pune, it has a fine infrastructure and the best of teaching staff to make the most of it. And yes, VEDA even conducts a B.Sc. in Animation which is quite recognized in the industry. To know more, visit our course page

The University of Bradford, located in the city of Bradford, West Yorkshire Northern England came about in 1966 but its origins date back to the early 19th century. There are two campuses: the main campus located on Richmond Road and the School of Management, at Emm Lane.

The student population includes 10,525 undergraduate and 3,050 postgraduate of which 22% are foreign from over 110 countries. For the B.Sc. in Animation, the University of Bradford has, for the year 2015, 280 seats

The B.Sc in Animation from the University is also called “B. Sc (Hons) in Computer Animation and Visual Effects of 4 years”. This is a full-time course of 4 years which includes one year of placement and is highly suited for International Students.

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You may be tempted to ask, why the University of Bradford for the B.Sc. in Animation?

Well. the answer is

–   Of the pass-outs in the year 2012, an astounding 92% were employed or took up further studies- within 6 months of graduating! And those who found employment got a stating remuneration of in excess of £15,000.00.

–   Access to some of the most advanced software including Autodesk Maya, Motion Builder, the Foundry’s Nuke, Vicon Optical Motion Capture and Mudbox. Entrants may indulge themselves in professional-style production projects as part of their course replicating the real industrial experience.

–  One year in appropriate employment and which in the past included Disney Interactive and Redstar.

–   The Alumni of this institution are now important figures in the animation and games development fraternity with some doing work for features such as Avatar, Tron: Legacy, and the Batman and Harry Potter series. Some also have found employment in organisations such as Escape Studios, DreamWorks, Red Star 3D, Framestore, NCS Creative, Cubic Motion, Pinewood, Universal Live, and broadcasters such as the BBC and Channel 4. Still others have found employment as games designers, artists and testers, animation apprentices, 3D modellers, editors, graphic designers, new media consultants.

The four year B.Sc. in Animation from Bradford University begins with an introduction to 2D and 3D computer animation on industry-standard resources so as to familiarize the animation course at VEDA animation college with the technologies of the trade. Also taught would be to observe and draw, photography, visual communication theory and digital imaging.

Into the second year, the students would be expected to recreate elements such as fire and rain through scripting; work with motion-capture technology; create live footage from composite graphics as also experiment with effective use of audio alongside your visual project work.

The third and final year would involve a flexible course allowing the students to select projects of their choice so as to become a specialist therein.

Admission criterion to the B.Sc. in Animation would include

–          A minimum 160 points from 2 full A levels, there being no specific subject requirements.

–          GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C.

–          English language requirements would include an IELTS score of 6 or its equivalent.

–          A personal interview based on the statement furnished by the aspirant and fulfillment of admission criterion. For the same, the aspirant must carry his/ her latest portfolio to readily demonstrate their skills and abilities as well as interest.

The University of Bradford does seem a great place to study B.Sc. in Animation.

Where you aspire to get an education on similar lines in India, VEDA would be the right place to approach. We hold B.Sc. in Animation of 3 years duration affiliated to the YCMOU University and would be more than happy to answer all our queries.  The college provide best academic facilities to the students with 100% placement assistance.  VEDA  animation college also conduct certificate course and Diploma course in 3d animation.

On the southern coast of England, Portsmouth is the second largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire.  It is notable for being the United Kingdom’s only island city located on the Portsea Island.

University of Portsmouth has an excellent reputation for quality teaching and sustained, high levels of student satisfaction. Under the leadership of Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Galbraith who joined the university in Dec 2013, the University came to be known as the most trusted destination for national and international students.

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 As animation courses are much in demand all over the world, the university of Portsmouth also runs a B.Sc. in animation program under the name “BSc (Hons) COMPUTER ANIMATION”.  On the topic of learning animation, we at VEDA Animation College also lay emphasis on acquiring a University-affiliated animation degree rather than a private animation course from a local animation studio.  The B.Sc. in animation program of the University of Portsmouth is a 3 years animation course with G451 UCAS code and 1 Year Placement.

Students who are planning to join this university for B.Sc. in Animation course have two options to pursue, namely

(A)To focus on the artistic side of graphical animation or

(B) To focus on logical side of computer animation with the help of programming, logic and scripting. 

One way or the other, a student does get exposure towards the artistic and technical side with theoretical fundamentals of animation during the course.

According to the official website of the University, the minimum criterion for applying to the B.Sc. Animation Course is a minimum of 260 points in the A or equivalent level out of a band of 260-320. English language proficiency needs to be a a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5

The 1st Year of this Animation program contains modules like Foundation in 3D Modelling, Foundations in Graphics, Skills and Principles for Animation, Tools for Animation and Visual Communication. The University also has a special module of E-Portfolio which is very important for students these days.

The II Year in the Animation course is mainly dedicated to Ancillary Animation and Software Skills Project, Commercial Asset Production for Real Time and Modeling Lighting for Computer Animation. The University also has an option to choose programming and scripting skills. animation course at VEDA animation college

Creative Media, Creative Professional Portfolio and option to choose Animation and Setup for Computer Animation, Design for Computer Animation, Interdisciplinary Group Project, Motion Capture Applications, Real Time Interactive Group Project, Rendering Pipeline etc., are available in the final year of B.Sc. (Hons) in computer animation at Portsmouth University.

More details of this course is available on this page.

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For students who wish to peruse their degree course in animation, we at College of Visual Effects,Design & Art run a 3 year degree which is affiliated with YCMOU University. For more details. please visit our course page


Ever seen a head-less chicken? It is grotesque and frankly, quite gruesome. Emotions apart, it is a situation which no one wants to be in. Your body is intact but with its most important part, i.e. the head, missing due to which you reach nowhere.

Something quite similar is the case with Animators who do not have a formal qualification! You may be the last word in your field, but when informed about your educational status, most studios treat you like a head-less chicken.

The world and its elder brother may give you all kinds of stories about experience being more important than knowledge. Don’t believe it entirely. Education is education and one does not go very far without it.

Education as a field is like nectar attracting all kinds of seekers. Not all though are genuine. In fact, a majority are the kinds who can be termed “fly-by-night”! Here is where a formal qualification from a recognized body comes in handy. You get education which has a pre-defined curriculum and is backed by a tested and approved methodology as also a certification regarding the teaching infrastructure.

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Animation as a field is vast with implications just as vast and varied. To bridge the gap between what is needed and what is provided, government approved educational bodies in this country have started courses with standardized curriculum which gets changed at regular intervals to reflect the situation on the ground.

One such venture which seems to be catching-up fast is B.Sc Animation.

Animation as a career has always been looked upon as something to be learnt on the job with most people taking it up as a hobby. With the recent seriousness that it warrants, people are now looking at it as a full time career which needs to be entered into early in life.

Most B.Sc Animation courses are structured as follows

First year Mostly introductory in fields such as animation, foundation art, Fundamentals of graphics. Fields such as Concept Writing , Sketching , Story boarding are covered at an introductory stage.

Second year With the students already in the course for a year subjects like Audio Video Editing, 2-D Animation, Production Process, Multimedia, Composing, Web Designing Course are introduced with some depth.

Third year At this stage, it is expected of students to be into the grove and are taught about Clay Animation, 3D Animation, CGI Modeling , Lighting and Texturing and Motion Graphics, V.F.X.

Animation as a trade is all about using your imagination and using it wisely. Imagination happens when you keep your thoughts wide open. Using it wisely is when you practice your trade intensively till it becomes intuitive.

Most B.Sc. Animation courses make its student(s) practice each and every subject till it becomes second nature. All the subject mentioned above are backed by intensive practical carrying equal weight as compared to theory.

Also see what exciting portions a learner covers in B.Sc. animation course in Pune

The joystick is destined to bring more joy with the Gaming and Animation industry in Pune going through a record growth phase!

According to Nasscom, there are more than 30 gaming companies apart from individual developers in Pune alone. Read this Times of India Article 

One instituimage of game designing courses in pune at VEDAte which raises a toast to the Gaming and Animation industry in Pune is College of Visual Effects,Design & Art, more known by its acronym VEDA which since the year 2010 has been training would-be animators, designers and visualizers to grow the industry by leaps and bounds. Situated on 24 acres of lush greens @ Azam Campus near MG Road in Pune, this then is the perfect setting to create masterpieces in the world of Gaming and Animation.


Come, see for yourself what the VEDA teaches you. Check our Dilpoma in Game Design Course to earn highly professional skills in Game designing.

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Web designing, as is known is a creative field where only skills or knowledge do not make one a great designer. It is a mix of quite a few inborn talents + some training + some attitudinal shifts that makes for a great designer. Training for web designing and an attitudinal shift are some things which our web designing course in Pune can bring about.
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We start with the inborn talents. These include Simplicity: Leonardo Da Vinci was the stuff of legend. His personal accomplishments were equal to that of half a dozen individuals put together! Yet, his designs and idea were put out in ways which everybody could understand! This goes to show the worth of making the final product simple. Complicate it and most people will stay away!

Clarity of thoughts: Too many objectives to be achieved in too little a space leads only to one thing. A MESS! An unclear website or one catering to unrelated needs can be irritating to a browser. Even if the objective is small, have clarify. People may like you just for that. In our Web Designing Course in Pune we stress our students to think think and think again before they plan their first stroke of Design

Ability to observe: Ever seen Leonardo’s Mona Lisa? She smiles. Or does she? This is the power of observation and the ability use it. After you have observed, what do you do? You decipher ie you derive something of value. For the latter to take place, one needs a well-developed sixth.

Research, research and some more research: Research on its own never killed anyone. On the contrary, it brought out certain facts which made things easier for all. Research who the audience is, what their preferences are and what they look for and design a website accordingly. One’s personal preferences, how-so-ever good, may not be of great help here.

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Ability to write: Research, experience, ideas etc. are mere words in the absence of the ability to write them down in an understandable manner. Writing can involve observations on who the audience is, what they want and how to go about it including a help guide.

Reflect the basic premise of your thoughts: Trying to sell a product or service while giving the feel of something else may irritate visitors which through social media network can generate un-necessary bad publicity.

Have a unique well-defined USP: Where the website proposes to deal with an already-saturated subject, what may help is a unique style statement in terms of appearance, browsing experience, services offered etc. A beautiful color scheme with correct graphics and collage all done-up to reflect something positive and re-assuring may do the trick.

Next, we take up the issue of knowledge acquired from external sources:
Knowledge of latest like HTML5: What we see on screen on any website is the dressed-up window which we admire for its color, content, layout, designs…….In this dressing-up, the tailor is an application called HTML5 which takes the raw data that the machine understand and puts it across in a different language that we humans understand. Akin to an interpreter who works seamlessly and tirelessly in the background, it is what makes our browsing experience what it is, good, bad or ugly!  Check out what we cover in our HTML section of web designing course.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO): You make a website for the world to accesses and try-out your services. It is, at a certain level a carefully done-up window of a shop where people come, see the product and if it suits them, go into the shop and purchase it. What if no one came to your window despite its being very creative, innovative and informative? It would be a sheer waste of time, money and efforts. Here is where the concept of a “Search Engine” comes in.

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Google, the most prolific of search engines has continually changing complex algorithms which it employs to rank a site and give it visibility. To be present on its cross-hairs all the time, the website has to continuously innovate and understand what it takes to be at the top. This innovation and staying ahead is termed “Search Engine Optimization”. It demands patience, knowledge and most of all, being innovative.  Our special Digital marketing course trains students on the latest updated SEO concepts.

Theoretical knowledge of graphics: You should be clear about what you want to show on the website. That said, how it should appear is also as important. Web designing course in Pune now see to it that their students in addition to being web designers also have knowledge of elements of graphic designing. Keeping this in mind we have framed our Graphic designing course with a good combination of theory ( Fundamental) knowledge.

Social media……and the art of marketing! Our life, wherever we are and whatever we do is slowly and inextricably getting sucked into the vortex called Social Media. If an organization or entity (very much including individuals!) is not on it, you might as well call them Neanderthals! People go online and discuss everything these days ranging from politics, FMCG, innovation and lot more…….if you don’t want to be left out, jump into the sea of social media and learn to navigate on your own!
Innovate, implement and Enjoy!

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