Students of College of Visual Effects,Design & Art (VEDA) visited the biggest animation festival of the country- TASI Anifest. The 7th Anifest was the biggest and most spectacular of them all. The 2- day festival saw the best of Indian and international professionals who showcased their work and gave insights of the animation market and the high standards they wish to establish every time. These type of workshops inspires the students to scale new heights through their creations.
The first day started with behind the scenes from award winning film Life of Pie and showcase of work from top graphic novel publishers in the country, Manta ray and Campfire. Along with screening of the selected films for the contest, Academy award nominated animator Damian Nenow showed his latest short film Paths of Hate.
Dhimant Vyas, the clay magician along with Vaibhav Kumaresh and Chetan Sharma organized an animation workshop for the students on the second and last day. An healthy tonic by animation guru Prosenjit ganguly kept the crowd in its toes. Adam Lee from Lucasfilm Singapore put an insight into the film Pacific Rim. The day ended with prize distribution ceremony and felicitation.
The participating students and professionals were kept for wanting more at the end of two days frenzy but they have to wait till the next year. First year B.Sc. student, Ashish Joshi was very excited “This is my first time in Anifest. I really loved it and especially enjoyed the drawing workshop conducted by the animation stalwarts Vaibhav Kumaresh, Chetan Sharma and Dhimant Vyas.”