India’s National Animation Centre in Mumbai Gets Big Push

The India’s National Animation Center in Mumbai, which will facilitate the growth of VFX, Animation, Gaming and Comics in India, got a big boost today. Information and Broadcasting Secretary Apurva Chandra visited Mumbai and took a review of the proposed National Centre of Excellence site today.

Chandra visited the site and held wide ranging consultations with various stakeholders, as part of his two-day tour.

He visited the site National Animation Centre near Film City – a 20-acre land allotted by Maharashtra government where the ministry of Information and Broadcasting is developing the Centre in collaboration with IIT-Bombay. Chandra also held detailed discussions with director, IIT-Bombay, Subhasis Chaudhary.

Chandra also visited the Whistling Woods International Film Institute located in Film City Complex and met with producer Subhash Ghai and others. He also visited various private production facilities in Mumbai, including the Firescore Interactive.

National Animation Centre of India Construction gain momentum

National Animation Centre
National Animation Centre Mumbai construction gain momentum

Notably, the Indian animation, visual effects (commonly abbreviated as VFX) and gaming industries have grown and evolved over the last two decades.

With more and more filmmakers and TV producers going in for technology-driven products such as VFX and animation in a big way to woo Gen X viewers, there is a growing demand for skilled professionals in the sector.

Indian Companies in the gaming industry have also evolved from being outsourcing companies for western game studios to being pioneers in designing and developing games.

Going forward, the AVGC sector is expected to have a greater impact on the society – fostering creativity at a grassroots level and being a medium to communicate Indian values to the next generation, apart from generating employment for many.

National Animation Centre – NCoE AVGC has been envisioned to address this skill requirement by imparting quality education and short programmes in the field. It aims at creating a world class talent pool in India to cater to the Indian as well as global entertainment industry.


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