Our Founder & CEO Sanjay Khimesara is now on Advisory Board of Eduspark Summit & Awards 2023 by Animation Xpress

One 20th May last year, our founder Sanjay Khimesara was bestowed with ‘Eduspark Award’ by Animation Xpress in recognition to his contribution to the AVGC Sector. For 2023 Eduspark Summit & Awards, Arena Animation, Geeta bhawan Square, Indore founder Sanjay Khimesara has been part of Advisory Council of Eduspark


Animation Masters Summit 2023 Organized by Toonz Media at Trivandrum during 12/13 May’23

Experts in the media and entertainment industry from India and abroad converged at the two-day Animation Masters Summit, the flagship event of Toonz Animation Studios, which began on Friday 12th May’23.

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The event was inaugurated by multiple National Film Awards and Kerala State Film awards-winning director Shyamaprasad.

“The role of technology in media and entertainment is huge and I am glad to see that AMS has always been an ideal platform for a lot of interactions and knowledge-sharing,” Shyamaprasad said at the event.

Co-sponsored by Toon Boom and AVXRG Creative Services Pvt. Ltd, Nepal, Animation Masters Summit is supported by Media & Entertainment Skills Council (MESC), Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (ASIFA) India, Society of AVGC Institutions in Kerala (SAIK), Women in Animation (WIA) India Collective and Animation Xpress.

On Friday, four renowned experts from the media and entertainment industry spoke at their sessions, which were based on the theme, “Reimagining Entertainment: Now and Beyond.”

Managing Director of Framestore India Akhauri P Sinha, Spanish Film Director and Producer Damian Perea, renowned voice-over artist Darrpan Mehta, and Dean & Assistant Professor from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, Milind Damle spoke about the changing entertainment landscape and the huge opportunities ahead.

The Chief Guest also honoured Asifa India Founder & President Emeritus Bill Dennis, one of the founders of Toonz, and the architect behind the Animation Masters Summit, with ‘’The Legend of Indian Animation Award’’ posthumously.

It was two days of intensive learning from few renowned masters of the creative world including Akhauri P Sinha, MD Framestore India, Dr Milind Damle , Executive Head CFOL, Film and Television Institute of India, PuneDarrpan Mehta, Voiceover Artist & CEO Sugar MediaDamián Perea, Film Director and Producer, Rajat Ojha, CEO of Gamitronic, Siddharth Maskeri, Creator & Storyteller & Rupali Gatti, Visual Designer.
On the second day Arena Geeta Bhawan’s founder & Asifa India President Sanjay Khimesara got an opportunity to share learnings with likes of Dr. Milind Damle, FTII-Pune, Damián Perea from Animayo Festival, Spain in an interactive and insightful panel discussion “Reshaping India’s AVGC Skill education,” which was held as part of Animation Masters Summit. Sasi Kumar Raman Pillai , Executive Director from Toonz was the moderator.

Many thanks & gratitude to entire team at P.Jaykumar & Entire team at Toonz Media Group for Amazing hospitality & such initiative.


IAD Celebrations organized by Asifa India at Nashik

ASIFA INDIA organised International Animation Day on Tuesday 28th March 2023 at Nashik Sub chapter with some amazing experts including-

o Ramachandra Birje, Animation Supervisor, DNEG India

o Mehul Hirani, Cofounder & CEO-Studio V Sync LLP

o Anand Babu, Director, Vaibhav Studios

o Serena Dhillon, Co-founder, Rudu Studios

o Shiksha Sharma, Animation Film Designer

o Aadya Raj, Animation Film Designer & Co-founder, Rudu Studios

Highlight of the Nashik IAD included Cultural Performances, Face Painting, Rangoli, Cultural activities and Women in Animation Mixer for WIA India. Sanjay Khimesara, CEO & Founder of Arena Geeta Bhawan Indore & President Asifa India delivered a motivational speech & introduced Asifa India.

Special thanks to Coordinator Nashik Sub Chapter Madhavi Pagariya, Satish Pagariya Ji and Entire team at Arena Animation – Nasik

Video of IAD-Nashik-

Nashik- https://youtu.be/Kg24O5ZVFlk

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Making of Avatar-2 by Supervisor Ms.Pavani Rao Boddapati, Weta Fx, New Zeland

It was Shear joy & Proud moments to have session on Behind the Scenes from Avatar-The Way of water’, presented by World Renowned Weta FX Supervisor Pavani Rao Boddapati recently during e-CG Meetup organized by ASIFA INDIA & WIA India_Collective with Wētā FX. Event was initiated by Asifa India President & founder of Arena Geeta Bhawan Sanjay Khimesara

This Virtual Session turned out to be one of the most memorable knowledge session, which got over 500 unique zoom participants & around 2000 participants from across 40+ AVGC Schools & Studios, who showcased it live due to constraints on recording.

An excellent presentation by Pavani Rao Boddapati made Behind the Scenes of Avatar-The Way of Water both interesting and entertaining.

Big thanks to Pavani, Sarah & entire team at Weta Fx. Gratitude to all the Asifa & WIA Volunteers across India, Volunteer & Member organizations as well as the participants for making it one of the most watched live session virtually.

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