Bengaluru GAFX Conference (formerly known as ABAIFest)

2017 | 2016 | 2015

GAFX – India’s biggest Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics film festival held annually in Karnataka, India with the support of Government of Karnataka is a confluence of Indian and Global Digital art industry. The fest is an ideal platform for artists from various backgrounds across the globe to come together to celebrate the art of digital storytelling and exchange ideas.

Centre of Excellence for the AVGC industry at Karnataka in talks: V Manjula
8:00 pm PDT 19/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

ABAI Fest and KAVGC Summit 2016 consisted of four tracks this year; screenings of some of the top movies / content from across the world, presentations and masterclass by eminent experts, artistic and technical competition live at the venue for both professionals as well as students and lastly job, career fair and exhibitor area for students to get better understanding of the space. And the response it received was phenomenal as about 3000 attendees turned up at the two day … Read More


Trust factor and potential of the VFX industry in India is growing: Prasad Sutar
12:00 pm PDT 19/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

“Sanjay Leela Bhansali didn’t believe in VFX 10 years back but now he does,” claimed Prasad Sutar who supervised the entire visual effects work for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s recent Bollywood blockbuster Bajirao Mastani. At the ABAI Fest and KAVGC Summit 2016, NY VFXWAALA co-founder Prasad Sutar presented his detailed work in visual effects which included delivering 1800 VFX shots for the film. Right from background creation, crowd multiplication, horses, props, weapons, equipments, costumes to war sequences, the team of NY … Read More


I wanted to inspire people and heal relationships through ‘The Little Prince’: Mark Osborne
11:00 am PDT 19/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

When you feel intensely about something, you create it with utmost passion. This thought was substantially pronounced through Mark Osborne’s presentation of the ‘Making of the animated feature The Little Prince’ at the ABAI Fest and KAVGC Summit 2016. ‘It is only with the heart that we can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye’ – a thought by Antoine de Saint-Exupery from the famous book The Little Prince inspired Mark Osborne since childhood as he was … Read More


Colour, Lighting and Production Design breathe life into animated film: Michael Kurinsky
9:00 am PDT 19/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

“Production design is all about creating characters, their worlds and every tiny thing that you see in the background and on the screen,” claimed Sony Pictures Animation, production designer, Michael Kurinsky at the ABAI Fest and KAVGC Summit 2016. Having helmed the art direction of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) and production design of the recent animated hit feature Hotel Transylvania 2, Michael Kurinsky explained his creative journey from designing just backgrounds and props to designing primary characters … Read More


Second day of the ABAI fest and KAVGC Summit 2016 dived deeper into the AVGC industry
10:00 am PDT 18/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

VFX kick started the second day of the ABAI Fest and KAVGC Summit 2016 as Makuta VFX co-founder, Pete Draper explained the entire pre and post production process for Baahubali. Adding to Sanath PC’s information on the pre visualisation process of the the film presented on the first day, Draper showcased the ideation and manpower process that went into creating such a large scale film.   Production of a VFX film was quite receptively taken by the audience on the … Read More


First day of ABAI fest commenced with surplus ideas, sessions and competitions
10:00 am PDT 17/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The day had dawned for the AVGC industry of Karnataka majorly Bengaluru to  meet, interact and exchange thoughts, ideas and experiences as the ABAI Fest and KAVGC Summit 2016 commenced on 16 April, 2016. Hosted at The Lalit Ashok hotel, Bengaluru, the first day of the fest began with the input from the Firefly Creative Studio, VFX Supervisor, Sanath PC about the visual effects work in Bollywood VFX blockbuster Baahubali. Explaining the pre visualisation process in the making of the … Read More


Animation, VFX, Gaming and Tech sessions act as major catalysts for the ABAI Fest 2016  
4:00 pm PDT 13/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Information adds to the pool of knowledge, and experience strengthens the sea of information. A culmination of both will occur at the ABAI Fest and KAVGC Summit 2016 as industry veterans will draw light on various aspects of the animation, VFX and gaming genre. The animation genre will witness profound sessions on the making of the animated film Little Prince (2015), fur creation in Zootopia and a walk through Walt Disney Animation Studio, evolution of a production designer at Sony … Read More


Movie screenings to enhance the visual experience at ABAI Fest 2016
1:00 pm PDT 11/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Imparting information and educating the masses is not the only thing that happens at the ABAI KAVGC Summit. The ABAI fest 2016 will also witness a display of creative visuals at large. Movie screenings of some extensive animated features and shorts will add to the pool of knowledge and thought balloon of the fest. Visuals are more effective than audio, pictures speak louder than words… And, these movie screenings will convey the message through the medium of animation with an … Read More


Eminent industry veterans will draw light at the ABAI Fest and KAVGC Summit 2016
5:00 pm PDT 04/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The ABAI Fest and KAVGC Summit as always caters to both the industry veterans and young upcoming professionals in the animation, visual effects and gaming industry predominantly. Organised by ABAI from 16 April to 17 April this year too, the ABAI Fest and KAVGC Summit 2016 will witness around 20 speakers who will draw light on various aspects thus, imparting a pool of information. For the animation genre the speakers include creative personalities like:- Mark Osborne who has served as … Read More


ABAI Fest and KAVGC Summit 2016 – coming soon!
3:00 pm PDT 07/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

ABAI, a non-profit organisation committed to developing the animation, VFX and gaming industry in India since 2006, is set for its latest edition of the ABAI Fest & KAVGC Summit – 2016. Organised at The Lalit Ashok Hotel, Bangalore, this event is backed by the extensive support of the Government of Karnataka, Dept. of IT, BT, S&T and will commence from 16 April till 17 April 2016. The integral aim of ABAI is to get the community together, have meaningful … Read More