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    Welcome to Animation Masters Summit 2021

    THEME - EMBRACING DIVERSITY: Finding beauty in our differences

    About Us

    Animation Masters Summit (AMS) is an annual event celebrated by Toonz Media Group, a leading name in animation and Kids & Family Entertainment. Established in 1999 as the first ever animation event in India called “Week with the Masters”, it was recently renamed as Animation Masters Summit (AMS).


    Animation Masters Summit celebrates the beautiful art of animation, bringing talents and experts from around the global animation Industry to interact with aspiring young talents. The event also offers a platform for masters to offer inspirations and insights on what it takes to create, connect and drive engaging content in this invigorating new entertainment era.


    Animation Masters Summit is Toonz’s way of giving back to the artistic community. The mission of the Summit is to create an ecosystem of knowledge sharing, which in turn builds a great environment for animation to grow in India and the world over. This prestigious event has hosted masters like Rob Coleman, Bill Plympton, Devdutt Patnaik, Resul Pookutty, Geetanjali Rao, Dhimant Vyas and celebrated Indian animation legends like Ram Mohan, Bhimsain Khurana and V G Samant, and many more.


    Event Schedules

    10:00 AM IST Inaugural Session

    Welcome Speech

    P. Jayakumar, CEO – Toonz Media Group

    Keynote Address

    Subhash Ghai – Film-maker and founder of Whistling Woods Films Institute

    Felicitation and AMS Awards Declaration

    Ashish Kulkarni – FICCI Chairman for Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics Forum

    Legend of Indian Animation Award Recipient

    Prof Nina Sabnani – Artist, Storyteller and Professor at Industrial Design Centre, IIT Mumbai

    Special Contribution to the Indian Animation Industry Award

    Ketan Mehta – Film-maker and founder of Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics and Maya Digital Studios

    Vote of Thanks and Declaring the Summit Open

    Sangeetha Unnithan – Festival Director, Animation Masters Summit 2021

    10:00 AM IST Ed Tech Panel Discussion

    Ashish Kulkarnia

    Chairman, FICCI AVGC Forum (moderator)

    Dhimant Vyas

    Chief Creative Director, Byjus

    Dr M. Srinivasan

    Founder, GEAR Foundation

    Prerna Jhunjhunwala

    Founder, Little Paddington and Creative Galileo

    Sasikumar Pillai

    Executive Director, Toonz Education Services

    Rahul daCunha
    • 11:30 am IST

    Rahul daCunha


    Meg LeFauve
    • 9:30 am IST

    Meg LeFauve


    Jiggy George
    • 11:00 am IST

    Jiggy George

    Licensing & Merchandising

    Vidjay Beerepoot
    • 9:30 am IST

    Vidjay Beerepoot

    Music Composer

    Vani Saraswathi Balgam
    • 11:00 am IST

    Vani Saraswathi Balgam

    Writer, Director & Creative Producer

    AWN Panel Discussion
    • 9:00 am IST

    AWN Panel Discussion

    Ri8brain launch
    • 10:00 am IST

    Ri8brain launch



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    Yes. You will need to register. Please send an email to ams2020@toonzanimationindia.com and we will help with you with the process.

    No. The registration is free of charges.

    There will be a Q&A session for the audience after each presentation.

    Yes. You can attend as many sessions as you want.

    No, the Flying Elephant Competition has been temporarily put on hold. For any further details please email us at ams2020@toonzanimationindia.com