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TICKET PRICING

STUDENT PASS DAY ₹ 1,000
Pass for a single day. Can be used on either single day. Student ID required.
STUDENT PASS FESTIVAL ₹ 1,800
Festival Pass giving access to both days of the festival. Student ID required.
DAY PASS ₹ 1,800
Pass for a single day. Can be used on either single day.
FESTIVAL PASS ₹ 3,200
Festival Pass giving access to both days of the festival.

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The first edition of the Animators Guild India Fest 2022 is here! Taking our celebration of the Indian Animation scene off the internet and bringing it to you live, on ground ! The AGIF22 is an exciting celebration of creativity. AGIF was created with the express desire to showcase a massive variety of genre defining short films and projects being produced throughout the world. From drama to action to horror to documentary, all genres in animation are accepted and originality is prized above all.
The audience for our film festival are a diverse and discerning group from the field of creative arts and design themselves. Originality and out of the box sensibilities are valued for submissions.
The films will be judged by a panel of industry experts, creative mavericks, designers, filmmakers, producers who know and love films. We are looking for dynamic scripts, direction and performances. Films that bring a fresh idea, perspective, technique into the fray. Films that you can't seem to pause, films that give you reason for pause.
We await your mind blowing, genre bending projects!

TICKET PRICING

STUDENT PASS DAY ₹ 1,000
Pass for a single day. Can be used on either single day. Student ID required.
STUDENT PASS FESTIVAL ₹ 1,800
Festival Pass giving access to both days of the festival. Student ID required.
DAY PASS ₹ 1,800
Pass for a single day. Can be used on either single day.
FESTIVAL PASS ₹ 3,200
Festival Pass giving access to both days of the festival.

AGIF DAY 01 26th NOV

Venue 1, Ballroom Ground Floor

10:30 - 11:00
Opening Ceremony & Welcome Address Team AGIF
11:00 - 12:15
PANEL DISCUSSION : Future of Design and Animation Education
Panelists:

Milindo Taid - Whistling Woods International
Sekhar Mukherjee - NID, Andhra Pradesh
Davonne Dupart - Savannah College of Art and Design
Bhavna Vyas Vipparthi - Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Binoj John - MIT Institute of Design
12:30 - 13:30
From Law to Animation : Challenging Stereotypes
The inspiring journey of Nosipho Maketo-van Den Bragt, Founder and Managing Director of Chocolate Tribe, an award winning animation and VFX studio based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
13:30 - 14:00
Creators will build the Metaverse
An immersive talk with Tejas Nair, CEO, Vorlds, on how Indian creators can utilize an open, accessible, multi-chain Metaverse platform to build for their community and brands.
15:00 - 16:00
Seen Unseen
Screening and the making of Kandittund (Seen It!), an Eeksaurus Production by Creative Director, E Suresh, Founder and Head of Studio Eeksaurus and Director, Adithi Krishnadas.
16:30 - 17:30
#ARTFLUENCE by Rob
Discovering the life and work of a modern day Artist and Influencer, Harun Robert
18:00 - 19:00
Mastering Mediums with Peter Sluszka
Dive into the world of Stop Motion with Peter Sluszka, Animation Director, Hornet Studios, New York
20:00 - 22:00
Networking Session

Venue 2, Screening Hall, Upper Floor

10:45 - 12:00
BAND 1 - Official Selections AGIF 2022
Best Student Animated Films Part 1 (13 short films)
12:00 - 12:45
BAND 4 - Official Selections AGIF 2022
Best Animated Short Films under 5 minutes : Professional Category
(12 short films)
12:45 - 13:30
BAND 7 - AGIF2022 KIDS SPECIAL
Kid-friendly films from AGIF2022 Official Selections hand-picked by AGI (8 short films)
14:30 - 15:45
BAND 2 - Official Selections AGIF 2022
Best Student Animated Films Part 2 (14 short films)
16:00 - 17:30
O!PLA FOCUS ON POLAND 2022
Best of O!PLA Festiwal 2022 from Poland - an exciting mix of animated shorts
2D, Stop Motion and mixed media.
17:30 - 18:30
BAND 3 - Official Selections AGIF 2022
Experimental Animation by Students and Professionals (11 short films)
18:30 - 19:15
BAND 6 - Official Selections AGIF 2022
Commissioned Films - Music Videos / Promotions / Live Action / Mixed Media (17 short films)
19:15 - 20:15
BAND 5 - Official Selections AGIF 2022
Best Animated Short Films over 5 minutes : Professional Category
(6 short films)

Venue 3, Workshop Room, Upper Floor

11:00 - 12:30
You Spin Me Around by Tehzeeb Khurana
An experimental animation workshop by Tehzeeb Khurana, a veteran animation director and Founder, Toon Club, teaching kids the basics of frame by frame animation using the retro animation device - the Phonotrope.
(for 10-15 yr olds & other curious minds)
15:30 - 17:00
Synthesising Sounds with Troy Vasant
Multi award winning sound designer Troy Vasant takes a session where he explores the possibilities of sound design using open source modular synthesis environment.

AGIF DAY 02 27th NOV

Venue 1, Ballroom Ground Floor

10:30 - 11:30
Hard Boiled | Special Screening with Peter
India Premiere of Peter Sluzska’s Stop Motion Animation Satire Hard Boiled followed by a discussion on the making and BTS
11:30 - 13:00
Take on Time
Explore the idea of time in animation with a focus on game design with
Pierre-Sylvain Gires, Senior Art Producer, Ubisoft (Paris, Pune)
13:00 - 14:00
Tooning in with Vaibhav Kumaresh
Founder & Creative Director at Vaibhav Studios, talks about producing award winning original animated content including his latest work for kids with Disney India.
15:00 - 16:00
PANEL DISCUSSION
Script to Screen: Development of Original Content

Panelists:
Nosipho Maketo-van Den Bragt - Head of Chocolate Tribe Studio, Attorney and Writer.
Kireet Khurana - Founder and Creative Head of Climb Media
Uttam Pal Singh - Head, Kids Cluster, Warner Bros. Discovery, India
Teja Pratap - Independent Creative Director, writer and showrunner for animated series.
16:30 - 17:15
Press [Enter] To Animate Character
Deconstructing animation in gaming with Sanmati Sasture, Sr. Associate Producer, Ubisoft Pune
17:15 - 18:00
Breaking The Myth - An insight on Animation Tech in Gaming
An informative session with Shreyash Pareek, Lead Animator, Ubisoft Mumbai
19:00 - 21:30
AGIF2022 AWARD CEREMONY

Venue 2, Screening Hall, Upper Floor

10:30 - 11:30
BAND 5 - Official Selections AGIF 2022
Best Animated Short Film - over 5 minutes, Professional Category (6 short films)
11:30 - 12:45
BAND 1 - Official Selections AGIF 2022
BEST STUDENT ANIMATED FILMS Part 1 (13 short films)
12:45 - 13:45
BAND 4 - Official Selections AGIF 2022
Best Animated Short Film - under 5 minutes, Professional Category (12 short films)
14:45 - 16:00
BAND 2 - Official Selections AGIF 2022
BEST STUDENT ANIMATED FILMS Part 2 (14 short films)
16:05 - 17:05
BEST OF ANNECY 2022 - Spotlight on Women Directors (8 short films)
Brought to you by Dancing Atoms Studio
17:15 - 18:15
BAND 3 - Official Selections AGIF 2022
Experimental Animation by Students and Professionals (11 short films)
18:20 - 19:00
AGI Presents FRESH LOAD*
Fresh off the rack, previously unpublished exciting Indie Animation Projects

Venue 3, Workshop Room, Upper Floor

12:00 - 13:00
Women in Animation (WIA) India Chapter Mixer
16:00 - 17:00
Let's Animate! an interactive workshop with Prof. Davonne Dupart, SCAD
AGIF was created with the express desire to showcase a massive variety of genre defining short films and created projects being produced throughout the world. From drama to action to horror to documentary to animation, all genres are accepted and originality is prized above all.
The audiences for our film festival are a diverse and discerning group from the field of creative arts and design themselves. Originality, uniqueness and out of the box sensibilities are valued for submissions.
The films will be judged by a panel of designers, filmmakers, producers and creative people who know and love films.
We are looking for dynamic scripts, direction and performances. Films that have a good rhythm and no dead spots.
Industry leaders and experts will be participating in the AGIF and so in the near future, this fest aims to provide benefits to our participants within the field of broadcast media. We look to tap into the high demand for well curated and audience tested creative content among networks and platforms. Updates to be announced soon on our social media and website.
We await your mind blowing, genre bending projects!
Open to students:
* Best Student Animated Film
* Best Student Experimental Film
* Best Student AR / VR / Immersive Media Project
Open to Professionals:
* Best Animated Promotion Film/Campaign (Broadcast, OTT, Yt, SMM) (Under 1 minute)
* Best Live Action Promotion Film/Campaign (Broadcast, OTT, Yt, SMM) (Under 1 minute)
* Best Animated Short Film (Under 5 Minutes)
* Best Animated Film (Over 5 minutes but under 30 Minutes)
* Best Animated Feature Film (Over 30 Minutes)
* Best Short Film (Live Action/Mixed Media) (Under 3 minutes)
* Best Animated Music Video
* Best Experimental Short
* Best Animated Music Video
* Best Sound Design for an animated short film
* Best NFT Art
* Best AR / VR / Immersive Media Project
Overall: Only open for Citizens of India:
* Rising Star (Student) Award
* Rising Star (Young Gun) Award
* Lifetime Achievement Award
Audience Choice Award (Student)
Audience Choice Award (Professional)
1. The Selection Committee decides on the selections for each category.
2. The committee will decide if films/ art / entries/ or music videos are accepted based on the following criteria:
• Artistic originality
• Educational impact
• Artistic excellence in story, concept, design, animation, and music.
3. All applicants having submitted a film for pre-selection shall be informed prior to the opening of the Festival if his or her film has been selected for participation in the official Festival program.
4. The Festival is not obligated to supply a reason as to why a film has not been selected as part of the Festival competition.
1. There is a fee to submit your film for consideration to the Animators Guild India Fest 2022. Any entry, animated film or music video, including computer-generated animation and combinations of live-action, technology, NFT, AR, VR, that are completed after January 01, 2021, can participate.
2. Films and entries completed prior to January 01, 2021, are not eligible for participation. This rule does not count for Feature Film Competition, in this category we accept films that have been completed in 2020, 2021, and 2022.
3. For pre-selection and selection purposes, the entries must be submitted through FilmFreeway.com
4. The selection committee will be the only authorised festival staff to have access to the film files.
5. All the information required of you from the submission portal should be fulfilled, that being:
• Contact information (name, phone number, and email),
• Credits,
• Specifications,
• Long and short synopsis,
• Screenings and awards,
• Director’s biography and filmography,
• Film stills and poster,
• Dialogue list with time codes (in English).
6. All films that are not in the English language should have English subtitling, otherwise, they will not be considered.
1. All the accepted and rejected films shall be informed about their participation in the festival by the [Date of announcements].
2. In the event your film gets selected to be part of the competition program, the authorized film distributor is required to send a screening HD file format of the film online. The specifics of the required screening format will be sent together with the email announcing the selection of the film.
3. All files should be sent digitally, and the due date for all materials is to be set in the official email.
4. All films must be presented in Original Language and must be subtitled in English (if not otherwise specified). Subtitling expenses are the sole responsibility of the film’s Producer.
5. The Festival will use all materials for promotional purposes and in order to compile the Festival catalogue. The Festival bears no responsibility for published inaccuracies in the original submission materials.
6. The awards ceremony will take place on the last day of the festival. If possible, a film representative (the Director or the Producer) of the awarded films shall be present for the ceremony done online. If it is not possible for a representative to be present, the Festival will kindly request that he or she makes a short videotaped acceptance speech to be played during the online award ceremony.
1. All the images, stills, trailers, making of, and sketches, will be used as promotional material on our social media channels and website.
2. If your film gets selected, the festival has a right to use up to 40 seconds of the film/trailer for promotional purposes on the AGIF Website, Instagram, Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp.
1. Once a film has been selected and invited to participate in the festival, said selected film cannot be withdrawn from the festival program.
2. The festival does not pay screening fees for any film in the program, being that short, feature, live action, NFT, AR, VR or Branding Design or any of its categories.
3. AGIF is entitled to screen any film selected for AGIF competitions in 2022 as part of its non-profit educational activities throughout 2022 and 2023, within programs such as ‘Winners of AGIF 2022” and “Best of AGIF 2022”, without paying any film license fees for these activities.
Open to students:
* Best Student Animated Film
* Best Student Experimental Film
Open to Professionals:
* Best Animated Promotion Film/Campaign (Broadcast, OTT, Yt, SMM) (Under 1 minute)
* Best Live Action Promotion Film/Campaign (Broadcast, OTT, Yt, SMM) (Under 1 minute)
* Best Animated Short Film (Under 5 Minutes)
* Best Animated Film (Over 5 minutes but under 30 Minutes)
* Best Short Film (Live Action/Mixed Media) (Under 3 minutes)
* Best Animated Music Video
* Best Experimental Short
* Best Animated Music Video
Overall: Only open for Citizens of India:
* Rising Star (Student) Award
* Rising Star (Young Gun) Award
* Lifetime Achievement Award
Audience Choice Award (Student)
Audience Choice Award (Professional)
All winners shall be announced on the Animators Guild India Fest website. The prizes shall include a digital certificate for all categories. We can share a physical certificate at the event or on special request mail a physical copy of the certificate via national mail to the winner.
For the Rising Star (Student and Young Gun) Awards a cash prize of upto ₹50,000 each.
Lifetime Achievement Award shall receive a certificate and trophy.

TICKET PRICING

STUDENT PASS DAY ₹ 1,000
Pass for a single day. Can be used on either single day. Student ID required.
STUDENT PASS FESTIVAL ₹ 1,800
Festival Pass giving access to both days of the festival. Student ID required.
DAY PASS ₹ 1,800
Pass for a single day. Can be used on either single day.
FESTIVAL PASS ₹ 3,200
Festival Pass giving access to both days of the festival.