The first “Picasso Jaipur International Animation Film Festival -JIAFF 2011 is slated for 12th – 13th October 2011 in the pink city of India. A total of 58 films have been selected/ nominated for the screening out of the 229 films received from 21 countries.
The festival being presented by Picasso Animation College in Jaipur will have 24 foreign films, 13 Indian films and 7 films from Rajasthan. Films have been received from India, Russia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland among others.
Some of the films being screened at JIAFF include 10 films from the Animation Society of India, one film each of Kamini Kaushal (Raigisthan Ka Jahaj) and Rammohan (The White Elephant), noted filmmaker Govind Nihlani‘s film “Kamlu” which is based on Rajasthan and NishithTakia‘s film “Dehli Safari” will have a demo presentation. For the complete nomination list.
In the first edition of JIAFF, 10 awards will be presented: Best Animation, Best Animated Film, Best 2D, Best 3D, Best VFX, Best Sound Track, Best Modeling & Texture, Best Lighting & Compositing, Best Student Film & Best Critic Film.
The purpose of this film festival is to promote newer animators, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas & culture between India & other nations in context of their social and cultural ethos. JIAFF also promotes friendship and co-operation among people of the world through the medium of animation films.
Scheduled of the Festival:
OPENING CEREMONY: Date: 12 October 2011, Time: 10.00 am, Venue: EP (Entertainment Paradise), JLN Road, Jaipur.
VENUE FOR FILM SCREENING, WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS: Film Bhavan Auditorium, Behind Dainik Bhaskar, JLN Road, Jaipur.
JAIPUR BEATS MUSICAL NIGHT: Date: 12 October 2011, Time: 6.30 pm, Venue: Garden Theater Opp. Siksha Sankul, JLN Road, Jaipur.
CLOSING CEREMONY: Date: 13 October 2011, Time: 6.30 pm, Venue: Film Bhavan Auditorium, Behind Dainik Bhaskar, JLN Road, Jaipur.
Preview committee consists of Rupali Mathur and Amit Kapoor
SEMINARS: 1) Seminar on use of Creativity & Techniques in Animation like pixilation, animating light etc.
2) Seminar on 2D, 3D animation, stop motion animation case studies & VFX.
WORKSHOPS: Lighting & Cinematography.
DISCUSSIONS: 1) Identity of Indian Animation Film industry: growth and development.
2) How fresher/student can find a Job in Animation Film industry in India and abroad?
For more details visit, http://www.jaffindia.org/