Cine Darbaar launches animation film festival with embassy of Japan

MUMBAI: Cine Darbaar, in collaboration with the embassy of Japan, directorate of film festivals, Japan foundation, is organizing a 3-day animation film festival at Siri Fort auditorium II from 20 – 22 August, 2010.

This is the first time that a festival will be celebrating Japanese-Anime, Manga (Comics) and Pop-culture in India. Anime Cine Experience will be bringing the great anime works of Japan with films like The Girl who leapt through time, Grave of the fireflies, 5cm per second, Voices of Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days. In its inaugural edition the festival will showcase Japanese comics, anime serial, short film competitions, pop-culture exhibitions.

To give the audience a wider understanding of Anime, the festival will have workshops and special discussions will be conducted by game designer, Shubham Mauria, on the topic of The Relation of Anime and Its Avatars in Popular Culture, in relation to Japanese gaming and beyond, while Kshitiz Anand will be conducting a workshop on animation with focus on Japan and its relation to world animation, ideas on 3D & 2D and the basic animation market.

Apart from these workshops, the festival is also organizing a short-film competition. All the entries will run in a loop on Plasma TV in the Siri Fort auditorium lobby, which will be available for viewing by all the attendees of the festival. Short Anime corner will screen the 10 best short films and the top three films will be awarded. The festival will also have an exhibition of Manga (Japanese comics in English) along with a photography exhibition on Japan.