The Bengaluru GAFX conference, Asia’s largest animation, visual effects, gaming and comics (AVGC) event, is coming alive in Bengaluru. The 3-day event will be held on 21, 22 and 23 June 2019 at The Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru.
Jointly organized by Government of Karnataka and Association of Bangalore Animation Industry (ABAI), GAFX aims to enrich, energize, inspire and create a vibrant ecosystem in the city and in Karnataka for the graphics industry. A multi-million-dollar global industry that is fueling the world of movies, gaming, and is behind the resurgence of graphic novels and comics, GAFX will identify and build local and national talent and generate jobs.
GAFX conference intends to attract experts, studios, production houses, game developers from all over the world. This biggest event for artists of Games, Animation & Visual Effects Industry will bring together industry veterans, professionals, students, academia, technology partners, animation, VFX & games studios and production houses under one roof to provide exposure to talents as well as subject matter expertise to professionals, artists and students.
Speaking about the event, B.S.Srinivas, Co-chair of Bengaluru GAFX 2019 and Secretary, ABAI, said that, “The Bengaluru GAFX conference has gathered massive response from AVGC experts and enthusiasts across the globe. The event will bring together the best minds in the industry and benefit interested professionals and students. We aim to make the event as helpful and responsive as possible for the benefit of all.”
Eminent speakers such as Pete Draper, PC Sanath, Arielle Martin, Avneet Kaur, Catherine Branscome, Chris Harlowe, Christian Bohm, Cindy Armstrong, JaykarArudra, Matthew Plec, Owen Hurley, Prasad Sutar, Rajiv Chillaka, RK Chand, Sheila De Courcy, and Tushar Kewlani will be taking part in the three-day event.
The conference also plays host to a number of activities including “GAFX ArtAnimathon” - Asia’s biggest art & animation competition. The competitionhas 8 categories to compete for, enabling professionals& students to try for the INR 8 Lakhs+ cash prize& premium goodies. This time it's even bigger with the introduction and indulgence of new emerging technologies like AR/VR & MOCAP.
For the first time, GAFX is conducting ‘Kalayodha-2019,’ a contest exclusively for all digital art centres across Karnataka. Apart from this, a special session called ‘Sketchbook,’ will also be held where artists from various platforms — independent creators of content, independent animation film makers, illustrators, art directors and principal artists from top studios and gaming companies come together to talk about the process of sketchbook where ideas are born.
The event comprises of talks and presentations, film screenings, panel discussions and competitions. The eight categories of competition are as follows: Traditional painting, digital painting, clay sculpting, 3D modelling, 3D character animation, 3D game art, story boarding and story writing.