Journey of Women Creators batch 1 covers Arena Geeta bhawan Mentors Shilpa & Rinki & alumna Rauli Singh

Journey of women creators batch 1 covered by Animation Express. Women Creators from batch 1 share their experiences & journey during the Unreal fellowship program. They have also shared their thoughts on Dos & Donts for WCP fellowship. Also , how this WCP fellowship on Unreal Engine has changed their lives .
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Article has featured Rinki Verma, Shilpa Mehta , Rauli Singh & Sanjay Khimesara
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Amazing Success to Women Creators Program applications for Batch-2

Asifa India in partnership with Unreal Engine launched Women Creators Program Batch-II
The Women Creator Program is a paid virtual fellowship and funded in two milestones (Previz) & (Final Submission) from May – July 2022. The women creators will be paid USD 5,000 for the submission of their project. We, at Asifa India, called for women creators to nominate and register experienced talented women creators.

The candidates will be selected from the following countries: India, Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia.

The Women Creators Program is for storytellers, producers, VFX supervisors and VFX artists, animators, storyboard artists having industry experience of over 5 years.The trailblazing program will have reputed evangelists and top industry experts as trainers, mentors, and producers supporting your creative vision.The program will train you on the Unreal Pipeline, Animation and DCC workflows, world-building and terrain tools, lighting and post-processing, material editor, sequence, Livelink, and blueprint.
30th April 2022- Official Selection Announcement
16th May 2022- Program Commencement
27th May 2022- Pitch Submission/Shot Blocking
28th June 2022- Final Submission
Asifa India President – Saraswathi Vani Balgam said -” UNREAL changed my life in 2020, and has given me new creative strength. I am working on writing my preschool show keeping unreal animation pipeline in my mind.”
Asifa India Director Sesha Prasad said,” The consumption of content in various forms has created wider opportunities not only for the VFX players but also for a large number of content creators. The unreal fellowship program is a great opportunity to put women at center stage in the creation of some fresh content.”
Asifa India Director Sanjay Khimesara said, “ In 2021, the Indian VFX sector grew by 103 percent to reach Rs 38.2 billion, while post-production grew by 49 percent to reach Rs 14.4 billion. Asifa India is determined to step up its efforts in building a strong ecosystem to bridge the gaps in making India a Global SuperPower in this space. The first batch of the Women Creators Program has already shown its amazing results and is a significant step to empowering talented women creators & provide a platform to express their creativity.
Last date to register was : April 18,2022 11:59 PM (IST)

Thanks to overwhelming response from Women Creators across Asifa. Currently Asifa & Epic teams are working to shortlist the registered women creators.
It may be noted that founder of HID & Business Partner of Arena Geeta Bhawan, Indore Sanjay Khimesara is Core Committee Member of Asifa India and Director of Asifa Animation Foundation and actively volunteered for previous and current batches of WCP

Asifa India Core team

LIVE Brush Calligraphy Workshop Today

Arena Animation presents The World Creativity & Innovation Day by conducting a LIVE Brush Calligraphy Workshop with Ms. Labdhi Shah
PROFILE: Ms. Labdhi Shah is an illustrator in Indian Talent Publication and has her own Academy located in Mumbai.
She has been an esteemed guest lecturer in many reputed institute like the Rajiv Gandhi Academy, Pearl Academy etc.
So lets make the most of her expertise.

Arena Geeta bhawan,Indore Founder, Sanjay Khimesara became Secretary for AVGC-XR Media & Entertainment Association, Madhya Pradesh

Our Founder Sanjay Khimesara, got unanimously elected as the Secretary of the AVGC-XR Media & Entertainment Association.
Committee members were selected in presence of FICCI Chairman on AVGC Shri Ashish Kulkarni ji & PSPL CEO Shri Rahul Jain
Best wishes to all the newly elected members & wish AVGC Sector to achieve heights
Sanjay Khimesara is Business Partner- Arena Animation, Geeta Bhawan Square, Indore and Founder of Central India’s Premier Design Institute-HID (Horizon Institute of Design). He is Director of Asifa Animation Foundation and Core Committee Member of Asifa India (Unesco Supported Global NGO), President- HID Edu.Society. He is also Co-founder of GECU Samvad
Committee formed for MP- AVGC XR Media & Entertainment Association

Indore, 21st April 2022.

Recently formed AVGC-XR Media & Entertainment Association in Madhya Pradesh unanimously elected six joint secretaries, editorial head and 11 vertical chairman. Entrepreneurs full of energy have been nominated for other posts. The association has selected 22 people for various responsibilities.

Manish Rajoria from Bhopal became the president and Indore’s Sanjay Khimesara became the secretary of AVGC-XR Media & Entertainment Association. Ashish Kulkarni, Pune and Rahul Jain, Indore were nominated as patrons. Abhay Jain has been appointed as VP and Ravish Jain as treasurer. 

Key Joint Secretary of AVGC-XR M&E includes Niharika Bhatia(Outreach), Arpit Dubey (Outreach), Minhaj Abdhullah(Membership), Nilesh Barsiya (Membership), Vikas Tiwari (Programming & Events), Madhav Soni (Digital).Vertical Chairmans Include Anuj Singh (Skilling), Dr.Diwakar Shukla (Education), Himanshu Chaturvedi(Motion Graphics), Nilesh Patel(Animation IP Creation), Dr.Adarsh Lalit(Gaming, Deepak Sharma(XR), Anish Qureshi(Architectural), Akash Shrivastava (Visual Effects), Harsha Parwani(Live Action), Brajesh Sondhiya(Animation Services)& Pratik Modi(Faculty Development). Advertising Expert Shri. Rahul Jain will head the Editorial initiatives. 

The Finance Minister had announced the formation of the AVGC Promotion Task Force in the budget speech. Recently, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has constituted Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics (AVGC) Promotion Task Force.

A taskforce for the Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming, and Comics (AVGC) sector will prepare India to play a larger role in building Metaverse; help in catering to the Indian market and help in meeting global demand

AVGC and Extended Reality is a rapidly growing industrial sector that is in demand worldwide. This sector has grown with CAGR of 29% in 2021 & India’s Media & Entertainment industry is expected to grow to $55-70Bn by 2030 led by OTT, Gaming, Animation and VFX. AVGC sector has  the same growth prospects as that IT industry of the country during 90’s.

This sector has established its roots in Madhya Pradesh, especially in Indore and Bhopal and thousands of trained youth are working in it. Many facilities are also being given to this area by various state governments and these are likely to increase with focus from Central Government.

AVGC-XR Association of Madhya Pradesh will work with the Government of Madhya Pradesh in formulating AVGC policy and will endeavor to facilitate skilling in the areas related to AVGC in the state in collaboration with educational institutions, vocational training centers and industry, which will lead to employment opportunities in the state. Opportunities should be promoted and world’s big studios could move towards the state. India has the potential to be the torch bearer of ‘Create in India’ and ‘Brand India’ in the Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comic (AVGC) sector. India has the potential to capture 5% ($40 billion) of global market share by 2025, with annual growth of around 25-30% and creating more than 160,000 new jobs annually. In this field, efforts are being made to connect the industry together by forming associations at the national and regional levels. Such efforts have been started by the well-known name of the region, Shri Ashish Kulkarni. Since the inception of Big Animation of Reliance Group, Shri Kulkarni has been working to make the central government aware of the needs of this sector. The duly formed association dedicated to development in Madhya Pradesh was completed in a ceremony organized in the hospitality of Mr. Ashish Kulkarni and Mr. Rahul Jain of PSPL Advertising. Mr. Jain is reputed in the field of Digital Design, Marketing.

Group photo of few elected Committee Members for AVGC-XR Media & Entertainment Association, Madhya Pradesh