Toonz’s Animation Masters Summit 2015 Begins from May 8

Come May 8 and Capital City of Kerala will witness the conglomeration of Animation & Visual Effects experts, and lovers at the ‘Animation Masters Summit 2015’ organized by Toonz Animation.  The two-day summit will be led by the Creative Wizards of national and international repute convening to share their expertise and experiences with passionate professionals and aspiring young talent. The Animation Masters Summit will be held in Technopark Trivandrum from May 8-9, 2015.

Experts such as Angus Fletcher, E Suresh, Gitanjali Rao, Kelvin Ali, KireetKhurana, Madhusudanan, Shilpa Ranade, Anil Wanvari are some of the Animation Masters attending the summit. Angus Fletcher who is an expert in IP Development was the President of the Jim Henson Television Group; the home of puppetry, Muppets, Sesame Street, The Hoobs and many others. In his career, he has touched every aspect of children’s and family programming. Short film animation Guru Suresh Kumar Eriyat is one of the key revolutionaries of animation in India; Gitanjali Rao is a self-taught animator and film maker whose movie ‘Printed Rainbow’ went on to win 3 awards in the legendary Cannes. KireetKhurana, son of the Bhimsain Khurana – one of the pioneers of Indian animation, is the conceptualizer, director and co-writer for India’s first live action & 3D animation combo film Toonpurka Superhero. Madhu Sudhanan is one of the pioneers of Indian Visual Effects has won National Awards and many other recognitions. His recent work on Vishwaroopam created waves and he has also supervised Vishwaroopam 2 and Uttama Villain for Kama Hassan.

 “It was in 1999 that Toonz first held the Week with the Masters event in Kerala. This was a great platform for animation enthusiasts and creative people to meet leading animators and interact with them. We want to continue this tradition and create a platform for dialogue amongst experts, industry and academia to chalk out a roadmap for animation industry in India.” Said P Jayakumar, CEO Toonz Media Group.

“Animation Masters Summit will be a great platform for the young to interact with the Masters and an opportunity for the masters to present their works to other masters and also animation professionals expected to attend this event.” Said Hari Varma, Creative Head of Toonz Media Group.

Toonz has also announced The Flying Elephant Animation & Short Film Competition as part of the Animation Masters Summit. “We have already received over 100 applications from across the country for the four categories announced. We shall be shortlisting 16 best applications for the four categories and the masters will be finalizing the winners. The winners will be awarded the Flying Elephant Trophy at an awards ceremony on May 9, 2015.” Added Hari Varma.

Animation Software Major ToonBoom from Canada is a major sponsor to the event. Other prominent sponsors include Autodesk, EMC and Air Travel Enterprises. Rooh Entertainment’s Animation Digital Digest, the leading online publications for Animation, VFX and Gaming known world over has been our online & on ground PR partner and support, right from the start, followed by Animation Express