TAJ WEST END,Bangalore

6,7 Feb

KAVGC Summit, the annual business meet for Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics (AVGC) industry organised by ABAI with the support of Department of IT, BT and S&T and KBITS is the ideal platform for the Knowledge sharing, business development and networking. The summit’s power packed audience has always included senior Government officials, trade body representatives, CEOs, entrepreneurs and senior management. KAVGC Summit 2015 will feature the “Who’s Who” from the international AVGC world sharing their experience and expertise and making them available for those who want more from them. Clinics, Speed Pitch and Pitch competition are the attractions at the summit this year. Unlike most business events, the Summit is aimed at making the event more business centric, rather than engaging the crowd only through Seminars and Panel discussions. The Summit is an ideal platform for buyers/sellers of Intellectual Property and the participants get an opportunity to pitch and sell their products to distributors worldwide.

Registration Form


Clinics are targeted discussion forums created within the summit area to enable knowledge/skill exchange. Clinics are aimed at providing a platform for the professionals and young entrepreneurs to interact and learn from Industry stalwarts. Clinics comprise of Small clinics housing 10-12 members and Closed door clinics housing upto 25 members.
The clinics will be run under following streams at various venues at the Summit

Creative Clinics
a. Pitching Clinic
b. Story & Script Clinic
c. Gaming
• Game design
• Art for games
d. Sound Design

Business Clinics
a. Financing Clinic
b. IP Clinic – Animation
c. IP Clinic – Comics/Graphic Novels/ Digital Storytelling
d. New Media Clinic
e. World Events Clinic
f. Outsourcing
g. Co-Production (Country Based)
h. Co-Production – Leveraging multi country, multi office setup

Technical Clinics
a. Scripting Clinic: Rigging – Mel Scripts
b. Scripting Clinic: Composition – Nuke Scripts
c. Open Source Clinic
d. Pipeline Management
e. Gaming
• Trends
• IPs

Speed Pitching and Pitch Competition

Speed Pitching enables producers and studios to get a chance to pitch their ideas to broadcasters from across the world. The Pitch Competition will help the young innovative minds to pitch forth their ideas to the broadcasters filled with investors, producers and distributors.
Speed Pitching
• Speed pitching registration will be done prior to the event through online registration.
• The registered users in the order of registration will be given up to 2 pitching appointments.
• Each appointment will be for 5 minutes
• In case of last minute openings, users can avail extra appointments at no extra costs.

Pitch Competition
• Based on the review from broadcasters and ABAI screening team, top 5 pitches will be given an opportunity to pitch in front of the audience, to a jury consisting of 5 broadcasters and 2 ABAI
• Each pitch to be of 20 minutes 10 minutes for Q&A
• Top 3 pitches will be awarded
• Winning pitch gets funding from ABAI/GoK

Major Highlights of KAVGC Summit 2015 are:

• Clinics – Targeted discussion forums forum created within the summit area to enable knowledge/skill exchange.
• Ignite – Speed Pitching with your favourite broadcaster to pitch your properties and ideas
• Coriolis – Biggest AVGC pitch competition in India with the winner being awarded a grand investment package
• Haat – a market and B2B area with free stalls for IP sellers
• Silhouette – Premiere networking event for VIPs & CXOs (by invitation only)
• Award ceremony


Ankur Bhasin
Director-Bhasinsoft | Chairman-ABAI Fest-2015, Secretary- ABAI

Ankur is the CEO of Bhasinsoft, Karnataka's largest animation studio (IP) producing IPs in the apps, games and animation verticals. Ankur is also a Writer-Director, currently producing Karnataka's first 3D animated movie due for release in 2015.

Anil Wanvari
Chairman & Co founder, Animationxpress.com and India Representative at Asia Television Forum, Singapore

Anil Wanvari is a trade analyst turned media entrepreneur who has many pioneering initiatives to his credit. On the internet front he has set up Indiantelevision.com, tellychakkar.com, animationxpress.comand radioandmusic.com.

Archis Achrekar
MoCap Technician | Business Development - India at Centroid Motion Capture Pvt. Ltd

Biren Ghose
President, ABAI & Country Head, Technicolor India

Spearheading ABAI's interface between government, industry and academia. Has established India as a primary hub for Technicolor’s foray in CG animation and has also developed India as a major center in MPC's ecosystem for VFX.

Bn Vichar
Asset supervisor at Techicolor

Skilled and experienced 3D professional with 9+ years of combined experience in Production and Gaming. Self motivated, innovative, adapts quickly to new solutions and works well under pressure - meeting all challenging and mission critical deadlines.

Chetan Sharma

Chetan Sharma is a self taught artist, he started in animation at the age of 15 and has become one of India’s champions of 2d animation. His studio's commitment to making original content has given Indian animation some of its finest and most diverse award winning films.

Damien de Froberville
General Manager, DreamWorks dedicated unit, Bangalore

Damien de Froberville has led entertainment organizations in North America, China and India. He has been managing large teams Involved in production of Games and both live action and animated features. He has been involved in organizations focused on creative content as service providers and IP creators.

Dinesh Damodaran
Centre Director at Jain Animation School

Erin li
Writer, Director and Producer

Erin Li is a writer, director and producer. Her short films, TO THE BONE, KEPLER X-47 and LA COFFIN SCHOOL have screened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Hammer Museum, American Cinematheque, Slamdance Film Festival, been featured on Upworthy.com and honored as a Vimeo Staff Pick. She has also helped produce eight feature documentaries, the latest of which (TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER) was shortlisted for an Academy Award.

Gitanjali Rao
Film Director, Animator

Gitanjali Rao is an Indian theatre artist, animator and film maker. Gitanjali graduated as an applied artist from Sir. J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai, in 1994. Two animated short films independently produced and directed by her, Orange and 'Printed Rainbow', have won 28 Awards.

Hanif Mohammed
Director - Corp. Affairs

Graduate in Management from the University of Glasgow, UK, specializing in International Finance. Hanif has a strong background in Business development and prior to moving to AIGA worked with Integral Solutions and MEC, Oman. Hanif has been a part of the core team at MEC, since its inception. Hanif continues to be a Director at eVolution Consulting Pvt Ltd, India.

Jai Natarajan
CEO, Xentrix Studios

As a CEO of a fast growing 3D animation studio in Bangalore, Jai has gained broad experience in art, technology, education and the business of animation. As a Technical Director at Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), he worked on major Hollywood films like "Star Wars - The Phantom Menace", "The Perfect Storm", “Wild Wild West” and "Flubber”

CEO, Toonz Media Group

An accomplished media and entertainment professional with over a decade of proven managerial and strategic experience in the international animation content production and distribution industry. Co-Executive Producer for many award winning animated television shows, feature films and DVD releases for media production houses like Walt Disney, Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studio's, Lions Gate, Hallmark, BBC, Sony Entertainment and Cartoon Network.

Jayanthi Narasimhan
Co-Founder Jang Productions and Pioneered the art of animation along with Mr.N.K.Narasimhan.

She created and penned animated series scripts creating many original IP's like Lido the little lion, A Gift divine, Tingo the tiger series.She has also conceptualized, produced& directed the first ever Kannada Antakshari Show titled “Geetha Sangama” for DDKendra Bangalore. Co founded Acropetal animation India private limited and scripted two full length feature film scripts "Bal Bharath" and "Stripes".

Joshi Mark Premnath
Co-founder - Art Director at Orange Squirrel Studios

Joshi has CG experience spanning nearly 20 years, with more than a decade in Game development. Prior to founding ‘Orange Squirrel Studios’, Joshi was the Creative Director at AIGA and prior to AIGA, Joshi was the Art Director and part of the core team at Dhruva Interactive. He has successfully worked with International game companies and contributed to AAA games like Grand Prix 4, Mission Impossible 2, Terminator 3, Battle Field 2 Modern Combat and many more.

Jyotirmoy Saha
Founder and CEO of August Media

An Emmy nominated and award winning, Jyotirmoy Saha, is the founder and CEO of August Media Holdings. Moy, has been credited in more than 40 animated and live action titles. Prior to founding August Media, Moy has been the co-CEO at Singapore based Sparky Animation, Senior VP at UTV Disney and CTO at UTV International.

Krishna Desai
Executive Director & Network Head - Kids, South Asia, Turner International India Private Limited

Krishna heads Turner’s kids’ networks in South Asia and is responsible for the content and communication portfolios of Cartoon Network and POGO across the region. Backed by his strong research background and deep rooted understanding of kids as television audience, he has played a pivotal role in maintaining the leadership position of Cartoon Network and POGO in the Indian sub-continent.

Co-founder Ants

Shortly known as Narsi is a Gold Medalist from College of Arts, Chennai. He has created and produced many well known award winning animated TV Commercials, like Parry’s LactoKing, KIWI Shoe Polish etc .Animated films like "A Gift Divine","The Pest Friend" Oh My Dog!, Frog Prince were created, animated & produced by Narsi.


A Technopreuner at heart, with an education in Science and Engineering; Chand’s networking skills along with over 12 years of strong Technical Production experience in leading Animation Production Houses have helped him in creating a huge network of affiliates in the global IT/ITES CG community. Digitales Studios in a short span of less than 4 years has now grown to become one of the top 6 Indian Animation Studios. Parallely over the last 10 years, he has been nurturing CGTantra.com, India's largest Online Animation Community Portal.

Rajat Ojha
CEO, The Awesome Game Studio(TAGS)

With over 19 years of experience, over 35 games under his belt and has delivered several mission critical simulators to Indian army and paramilitary forces. TAGS is the only studio in India which is certified developer for 18 different platforms and has an elite client list in Work For Hire space. One of the latest game done at TAGS has clocked over 14M downloads.

Rajiv Chilaka
Founder, Green Gold Animation

Over the past Twelve years, Rajiv’s leadership and creative abilities took Green Gold from being a producer of one television movie to having produced over 300 episodes of animation content, 25 television movies and 2 theatrical movies. He also ensured that the company would setup its own Licensing & Merchandising Division, exclusive stores, and distribution network across India.

Raghava K K
Multi-disciplinary artist

Named by CNN as one of the 10 most fascinating people the world is yet to know of. Works in genres as disparate as painting, film, multimedia, performance.

Rudra Matsa
Founder CEO, Rudra Matsa Entertainment Pvt Ltd

A graduate of Heart Animation Academy, Rudra started his career in character animation. Over last 14 years, his stint as Animation Expert continued in Services space, catering services to American, Canadian, European & Indian Clientele, Including- Prime Focus, Lego, BSW, Turner, Moovix, GreenGold, Toonz India, DQ & Disney on Shows- Lego Friends, Pakdam Pakdai, Arjuna and Ice lotus, Chor Police, Keymon Ache, Stitch (Anime) & Toastee Tales. He played a pivotal role in introducing exciting new style- "Indian Anime"

Production Executive at Dreamworks Dedicated Unit and Vice President for ASIFA India

He has been involved in developing and implementing processes and protocols for production staffing, shot production workflows, communication between multiple facilities, industry outreach, artist education / training, compensation structures, recruitment strategies etc. Has led direct communication with US based studio executives, production personnel, supervisors and technology teams to help address needs of working with multiple large productions at the same time.

Shukla Banerjee

As the industry sector lead in South India, for Digital Media, Film & ICT sectors, Shukla facilitates strategic alliances / joint ventures / technology transfers / business partnerships between organisations in British Columbia and India . In addition, she promotes exports from British Columbia to India - the best of innovative products, technologies and services, besides encouraging Investments by Indian organisations in British Columbia

Shajy Thomas
Head of Technology, Moving Picture Company

An electronics engineer and Masters in Business Administration, with 15+ years of Professional Experience focused on leveraging information and technology to deliver better business solutions around IT services, Mainly in Animation, Visual Effects and broadcast .

Srikanth Pottekula
Co-Ceo Discreet Art Productions LLP

Worked at various senior management positions in Penta Media, Ceeyes Media Pvt.Ltd, Tata Elxsi Ltd., DQ Entertainment Ltd., Laughing Lion Animation Pvt. Ltd, In 20 years journey he delivered projects like, Mickey Mouse Club House, Tak The power of Juju’s, Madagascar Penguins, Fan Boy & Chum Chum, Barbie Dairies, Iron Man Tv series, Sabrina The teenage witch, Top Cat & Top Cat 2 feature films, Save Oz feature film and Ana Feature films.

Stanley Gomes
Canada's Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner at Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

Subhadarshi Tripathy

Served as Business Head of Content at Zee Learn Limited and served as its Business Head of Zeeq, Head of Design and Head of Content Factory.

Suresh Seetharaman
Co-Founder, President, Liquid Comics

A pioneer in the Indian advertising industry, Mr. Seetharaman was previously Co-Founder of Virgin Comics and Virgin Animation. Prior to Liquid, Mr. Seetharaman was the Co-Founder & CEO of Gotham Entertainment Group, which was a leading South Asian youth magazine publisher that launched the Indian publishing activities for DC Comics, Marvel Comics and Cartoon Network.

Tanay Tayal
Co-Founder Moonfrog Labs

Tanay Tayal is the co founder of Moonfrog labs. Prior to Moonfrog he worked as Executive producer at Zynga. Tanay has been a detailed oriented individual with a passion for work and professionalism. He helped his company move forward to the next level and beyond from conception to production.

Vaibhav Kumaresh

Vaibhav is an animation film maker and is currently Founder, Director at Vaibhav Studios, Mumbai. The studio has created some of India’s favourite animated content in the field of TV commercials and channel promos: the Amaron Battery ad campaign, Chulbuli for Clinic Plus, Buladi’s AIDS awareness campaign for the West Bengal Government, Sagar Cement campaign for the Andhra market, the Vodafone Zumis and Simpoo the angry Sardaar math teacher on Channel [V] to name a few.

Vamsi Ayyagari
General Manager at MPC

With over 14 plus years of experience, Vamsi is one of the most experienced Senior Management Media Professionals in India. He is admired for his ‘turnkey’ thinking and ‘out of the box’ methodologies.

Venugopal G
Creative Trickster

Venu, the core of Thought Cloud Studio brings over two decades of experience in cinema and visual effects. His strength lies in ideating, drawing and understanding of the new-age digital media. Storyboard artist for popular movies like “Main Hoon Na” and “Nayana”

Vijayalakshmi N S
Director Production

Viji, as she fondly known and referred to by the team, brings in a unique mix of creative and management skills to Thought Cloud. Assisted well known Kannada film director Mr. KSL Swami as an Art Director and as Assistant Director for Kannada films and serials.