The theme of the free 5-day virtual event is “Connecting Minds: Unravelling New Possibilities.”
Toonz Media Group has announced the Animation Masters Summit 2020 – digital edition. The free five-day event will be held over the Zoom virtual platform from July 20 to 24, 2020. While the summit is held every year in the city of Trivandrum, in the South Indian state of Kerala, this year, in response to the evolving circumstances, Toonz is taking its flagship event to the next level.
“Animation Masters Summit is part of the Toonz legacy, and the first edition of the event was held in 1999, the year when Toonz was established,” commented Toonz Media Group CEO, P. Jayakumar. “Over the years, AMS has evolved and now, because of the prevailing circumstances, we are hosting AMS 2020 virtually. The most exciting aspect of Animation Masters Summit–Digital edition is that anybody from any part of the world can be a part of this event. In that sense, AMS has scaled up manifold by going digital and becoming truly global. Participation in the event is free and open to all. We expect to reach out to a wide, diverse audience through the virtual event.”
In tune with prevailing circumstances, the theme for AMS 2020 – digital is “Connecting Minds: Unravelling New Possibilities.” The speaker line-up consists of masters from diverse fields in the entertainment industry who will lead virtual sessions. Confirmed speakers include animation feature editor, Fabienne Rawley (Zootopia); veteran Indian cinematographer, Ravi K Chandran, (Virasat, Dil Chahta Hai, Black, Kannathil Muthamittal); Bollywood composer, Shantanu Moitra (Parineeta, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Lage Raho Munnabhai); and Epic Games general manager India and SEA, Quentin Staes-Polet.
The event will also feature panel discussions with industry leaders who will discuss exploring new ways for the entertainment and content production industry to collaborate and stay ahead of the challenges in the post-pandemic situation.
Additional information and registration are available on the event website.
Source: Toonz Media Group