The festival of Animation films from Japan ‘Anime Cine Experience’ was inaugurated at Siri Fort with great pomp and show. The festival which has been designed by the voluntary organization Cine Darbar supported by Directorate of Film festivals of India, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, Embassy of Japan in India, Japan Foundation and AAFT’s Asian School of Graphics And Animation as knowledge partners.
“We are here at Siri Fort to promote film business to great extend, this animation film festival is one in the series as animation films are becoming part of our daily routine” said S.M.Khan, Director General and Director of Directorate of Film festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India while inaugurating the festival.
“We are very happy to support this festival as all films shown in this festival are from my country. I am excited that Japanese product has impressed Indian” said Kojira Uchiyama, Director, Japan Information Centre, “Our role is to support all that which is connected to Japan.” said Nao Endo, Director General, The Japan Foundation in New Delhi.
“The Animation and Gamming business is coming up in a big way in India. There are 300 companies working in this industry with almost 12000 people. Another 3000 people working on free lancing bases. The turnover has touched almost 1600 crores including 600 crores as export of services. The industry is growing at the rate of 15 percent but the best part is that we are just 2 percent of the World Business” informed Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios and Director of Asian School of Graphics and Animation.
Anime Cine Experience has brought great anime works of Japan with films like ‘The Girl who leapt through time’, ‘Grave of the fireflies’, ‘5cm per second’, ‘Voices of Distant Star’ and ‘The Place Promised in Our Early Days’