The Kerala film and video park is considering setting up an animation school in partnership with the National Institute of Design. For this, it has commissioned Ernst & Young to prepare a technical and commercial viability cum feasibility report.
Following some reports last week, which claimed that KFVP was tying up with Sheridan, KFVP MD Suresh Babu clarified to Animation ‘xpress that, ” It is true that we are toying with the idea of an animation school, and we are also thinking of roping in an international partner, but as of now nothing is confirmed as yet. We are all awaiting the feasibility report.”
“We are considering the animation school following the recommendation of the NASSCOM report which has emphasized on the need for quality animation training centers in India” he added.
NID activity chairperson Nina Sabnani told Animation ‘xpress that,”Following the feasibility report if the project is on, we would be the intellectual partners devising the curricullum and training the faculty.”
Talking about KFVP and its proposed animation zone which was launched late last year, Suresh Babu said,” We have started construction for the complex which will be around 100,000 sq feet when completed. We do have some reputed Post production outfits at KFVP like Prasad Labs, Mohanlal Post Production, Revathy’s Kala Mandir and the London based Murli Nair’s units.”