Events & festivals Archive

Disney announces the opening date of ‘Avengers Campus’

Disney has set an opening date for the new Marvel-themed Avengers Campus. The superhero land will debut in 2021 at Disney California Adventure, according to reports. Disneyland had initially set 18 July 2020 as the opening date for Avengers Campus right before Disney’s Anaheim theme parks closed...

Loco announces partnership with Activision Blizzard to host ‘Call Of Duty’ Tournament

Loco has announced its partnership with video game publishing giant – Activision Blizzard. The two will jointly host India’s biggest Call of Duty Mobile tournament with a Prize Pool of Rs 35 lakhs. Call of Duty Mobile India Cup will be live exclusively on Loco and the event comprises of...

SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Virtual announces winners of the Computer Animation Festival

SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Virtual has officially announced the three award-winning films from its Computer Animation Festival. Selected from a pool of 577 CG animated projects, 51 pre-selection jurors whittled the group down to 139; from there, an international jury of top professionals reviewed each project, choosing three...

Siggraph Asia Virtual 2020 promises a collection of best works

Siggraph Asia Virtual 2020 promises the showcase of world-wide collection of the year in the field of Animation and Computer Graphics industry. The Virtual conference will showcase the best of this year’s works, presented by the creators, who will share their insights and discuss their most innovative...

Black Women Animate partners with Cartoon Network Studios for the first Black in Animation Awards Show

Black Women Animate (BWA Studios) and Cartoon Network Studios have partnered to launch the inaugural Black in Animation Awards Show. This new initiative will honour Black people in animation who have and currently are paving the way for this sector of the entertainment industry. This awards show will...

World’s longest-running Animation Festival, Hiroshima International Animation Festival closes its doors

Hiroshima International Animation Festival (HIAF), one of the world’s longest-running animation festivals, has ceased to exist in its current form. It is due to be replaced by an event that encompasses music, live-action cinema, and manga, as well as animation. HIAF’s longtime director Sayoko Kinoshita will not...

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...