As Karnataka takes a lead in the overall growth of the Indian AVGC sector, GAFX 2024 serves as a catalyst for innovation, collaboration, and the elevation of the AVGC landscape on a national and global scale.
As the curtains rise on the sixth edition of GAFX, Karnataka stands poised to spearhead the expansion of the Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming, and Comics (AVGC) sector in India. Bolstered by the state government’s recently unveiled AVGC policy, GAFX 2024 is set to redefine industry norms. With a firm focus on skill development, this edition will host esteemed studios and leaders, fostering employability through panel discussions, showcases, policy deliberations, and live competitions.
The event, to be inaugurated by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, boasts an impressive lineup of 130 speakers, including 22 distinguished international voices. Facilitating business growth, GAFX 2024 features B2B meetings, providing startups with opportunities to pitch ideas to the VC community. The participation of AVGC trade associations from other states enhances the event’s collaborative spirit.
Visual Effects (VFX):
GAFX 2024 promises a visual feast with leading Indian and international names in the world of visual effects. Notable works such as Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-winning ‘Pinocchio,’ ‘Antman & Wasp Quantamania,’ and ‘The Fast & the Furious X’ will captivate audiences, showcasing the prowess of the VFX industry.
The animation segment takes center stage with presentations from Oscar-nominated studio Mikros Animation, DNEG’s animation of ‘Nimona,’ and Independent Global Animation Films by Assemblage. Insightful sessions on securing intellectual property (IP) for content creators and the making of Chhota Bheem’s Live Action movie by Greengold Animation add depth to the animation landscape.
GAFX 2024 delves into the gaming landscape with addresses from industry leaders like Kris Gopalkrishnan and Rajan Navani. Notable participants such as MPL, Nazara Technologies, Nodwin Games, and Technicolor Games offer valuable insights on ecosystem dynamics, technologies, talent, and game art and animation.
The Bengaluru GAFX B2B Forum emerges as a pivotal platform, connecting IP owners, developers, and content creators with international and national studios, producers, broadcasters, distributors, and financiers. Industry stalwarts, including Rajeshwari Roy and Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz, contribute to this marketplace forum, shaping the future of AVGC collaboration.