10th edition of India’s biggest Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming & Comics festival was held at Hotel Taj West End, Bangalore, Karnataka from 5th to 8th of February 2015. With the support of Government of Karnataka, Department of IT BT and S&T, KBITS and proud sponsors the Fest witnessed workshops, film screenings, Content from the best of the film festivals from various countries & Game zones. This edition of Fest & Summit was aimed at building more awareness about the booming industry of Animation, Visual effects, Gaming and Comics.
India’s biggest Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming & Comics festival (ABAI FEST 2015) was inaugurated by Shri S R Patil, Hon'ble Minister for Planning & Statistics, IT, BT and Science and Technology, Govt. of Karnataka, Mr. Srivatsa Krishna, IAS, Secretary, Department of IT BT and S&T, Ms Tanusree Deb Barma, Director of Information Technology & Biotechnology, Government of Karnataka and MD KBITS, Mr. Mark Benson, Global MD, MPC, Mr. Biren Ghose, Country Head- Technicolor and President- ABAI, Mr. S V Rajendra Singh Babu, Chairman, Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy were the other dignitaries present on the dais.
Global content from Film Festivals
More than 50 hours of animated films
Making of Krish, Ra-one, Chennai Express, Happy New Year, Penguins of Madagascar and other Oscar winning visual effects movies
Premier and Launch of 3D animated movie ‘Slick Rick’ and animated series ‘Rise of the Valiant – Indrajeet’
Stand-up comedy by team “PunchTantra”
Live music performance by Team “Live Banned”
Animated character inspired fashion show.
Chhota Bheem and the Throne of Bali is an Indian animation film based on the characters Chhota Bheem and his friends. This is the sixteenth movie in the Chhota Bheem series and the second to be released to theatres rather than to television. The film was distributed by Yash Raj Films and released in three different languages Hindi, Tamil, Telugu. This movie was also released in USA on 1 February 2014.
Mighty Raju Rio Calling is an Indian animated film aimed at young children that focuses on the adventures of Raju, a 4 year old boy in the city of Aryamangar goes to Rio. So Strap on your jets and get for some SOCCER, SAMBA and SAMOSAS.
Arjun: The Warrior Prince is a Indian animated action film. The film is directed by Arnab Chaudhuri and produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures held a week-long limited engagement the El Capitan Theater to qualify for Academy Awards consideration.
Swami Ayyappan is an animated Indian film about the legend of Swami Ayyappan. It is the first animated portrayal of Ayyappan. The 90-minute film, produced through a collaboration of Toonz Animation India and Animagic Motion Pictures Production, was planned to be released in theatres in the Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu languages. Mahesh Vettiyar wrote the story, and co-directed the film with Chetan Sharma.
Indrajeet is a short animated film on how Meghanada, Ravana’s son defeats the immortals and the God of Gods, Indra to become one of the most celebrated warriors in the epic Ramayana