The third edition of India International Animation and Cartoon Film Festival, IIACFF will be held in New Delhi from 1 to 4 March, 2019.
The festival aims to change the scenario of the animation industry and students in India. It creates a platform for the students and professionals to showcase their work in front of audiences and eminent personalities around the globe.
IIACFF also aims to promote and implement animation as a curriculum in schools. The event intends to be the biggest for Indian animation industry in terms of scale, content and participation.
The festival will have four bodies- the Founder Members, the Advisory Members, the Jury Members and IIACFF team. The jury will have both international and national figures. Talk shows and seminars by eminent animators and movie directors will be organised.
Speaking to AnimationXpress, IIACFF programme co-ordinator Kavita Batra reveals what’s in store for the enthusiasts this edition, “IIACFF 2019 includes multiple activities from sand animation to various on ground competitions. We are also giving tribute to Stan Lee through various art forms, games and sand animation. Third edition of IIACFF 2019 will be having motivational speakers from Ted talk for the students and young animators.”
IIACFF is currently the only international level animation and cartoon film festival in India. It gives a platform to all the talent across the globe and bring them under one roof. It guides, directs, motivates, illuminate various students and professionals from different industries and provide them with unbarred knowledge of this stream and gives them a chance to showcase their unparalleled imaginative work to the world.
The festival is growing in terms of content, speakers and attendees this year. The numbers have increased from the first edition in terms of entry and footfall too.
A lot of such festivals initiate, but generally fade quickly. Commenting on what has been the success chit for IIACFF, Batra added, “IIACFF was founded when noticed that most of the Hollywood animation and VFX projects are done in India, yet we are so underrated and unrecognised. To recognise those talent and honour them on stage, IIACFF was launched. Initially it was very difficult to organise this kind of festival but with support of the stalwarts from the film industry and audiences we are here with our third edition.”
If you are a student, researcher, professional from the animation industry, IIACFF seems to be the perfect place to participate and explore various opportunities.