Events & festivals Archive

Sachin Tendulkar becomes Paytm First Games’ new brand ambassador

Digital financial service platform Paytm has announced that its subsidiary Paytm First Games (PFG) has roped in sporting legend Sachin Tendulkar as the brand ambassador. An icon to a billion cricket-loving Indians, Tendulkar would be instrumental in creating awareness about the exciting genre of fantasy sports in...

Mipcom 2020 cancels the live event. To hold an extensive online event

Event organizers Reed MIDEM have announced that the annual MIPCOM & MIPJunior content mega-markets will no longer kick off in Cannes this year due to the continued impact of COVID-19, instead of transitioning to fully virtual events. The company had announced a trimmed down, three-day, safety-first version...

I&B Ministry to partner with IIT Bombay to create a Gamification center

At the CII SummitFX, Union minister of environment, forest and climate change, union minister of information and broadcasting and heavy industries and public enterprises Prakash Javadekar has shared that Ministry is partnering with Bombay IIT to create a gamification center. “We have founded an expert committee to...

LightBox Expo announces the visual arts festival to go virtual this year

This September, celebrated character designer and illustrator Bobby Chiu (Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland) and Emerald City Comic Con founder Jim Demonakos are transforming LightBox Expo, their acclaimed celebration of the visual arts, into LightBox Expo Online, a unique international virtual art event, featuring over 300 guests...

Spotify becomes the Official audio streaming partner in the League of Legends global events

Spotify and Riot Games, the video game developer behind League of Legends, are joining forces for a first-of-its-kind multi-year partnership. Spotify is also now the official—and exclusive—audio-streaming partner for League of Legends esports global events. Riot Games head of global esports partnerships Naz Aletaha says, “Music and audio are...

Top 4 sporting events you can’t miss this September!

With the announcement of the COVID-19 lockdown and social distancing protocols, the sports industry, in particular, felt the impact of not being able to host events that saw fans throng to stadiums to cheer on their favourite teams. But as they say, the show (game, in this...

South Africa’s Gauteng Film Commission and African Animation Network to conduct mini-workshops

South Africa’s Gauteng Film Commission and the African Animation Network (organizers of the FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL) have joined forces to respond to the COVID-19 crisis with a series of “mini-workshops,” called FUPiVERSiTY. The program is aimed at highschoolers seeking a pandemic-resistant career path. “Animation is not only a...

New York Comic Con announces cancellation of the in-person convention, to go virtual this October

The New York Comic Con has joined the ranks of all of this year’s events that have gone virtual. The event organizers announced yesterday that they are cancelling the annual in-person convention this year at the Javits Center and instead will host an all-digital event set for...

Asian Animation Summit cancels physical event, to be held online this year

Asian Animation Summit (AAS) is the latest industry event to cancel its in-person plans this year and pivot to becoming a virtual experience. AAS 2020 will be held as an online event from November 16 to December 4 due to travel restrictions and health & safety issues...

Reed Midem announces Mipcom 2020 exhibition to end early than anticipated

About a month after confirming physical editions for the fall, Reed Midem has announced that MIPCOM and its preceding weekend event MIP Junior will be folded into a concurrent three-day format dubbed MIPCOM Rendezvous Cannes, taking place October 12-14 (Mon.-Wed.) — a day less than previously anticipated....