Mumbai, Maharashtra



AniMela, a groundbreaking four-day festival conceived by the Aniverse & Visual Arts Foundation (AVAF), is set to debut at the heart of SoBo (NFDC, Films Division Compound, Peddar Road) from January 18th to 21st, 2024. This extravaganza will play host to an array of films, workshops, and activities, dedicated to celebrating and showcasing the realms of Animation, Gaming, Visual Effects, Comics, and Extended Reality (AVGC-XR). AVAF proudly collaborates with the Government of India (Ministry of Information & Broadcasting) and the prestigious Annecy International Animation Festival (referred to as the ‘Cannes’ of Animation) to bring the global stage to India and elevate Indian AVGC-XR to international prominence.

AniMela presents an unparalleled opportunity for Indian creators, emerging talent, and professionals in Animation, Gaming, VFX, Comics, and XR (AVGC-XR). The festival promises a rich tapestry of animation film screenings, interactive gaming zones, engagements with comic book/graphic novel maestros, enlightening knowledge-sharing sessions, immersive experience showcases, and robust networking avenues. A highlight of the event is a comprehensive 4-day workshop tailored for promising talents, mentored by esteemed industry veterans and experts affiliated with the Annecy Festival — MIFA, renowned globally as a leading marketplace for AVGC in France. AVAF extends its support to 5 animation projects (be it features, shorts, or series) slated to be presented globally to premier producers, platforms, and collaborators, fostering unparalleled opportunities for aspiring creators.

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Artist Lineup

Other Artists:
Srinivas Mohan and Shobu Yarlagadda
Gitanjali Rao
Shilpa Ranade and Anamika Haksar
Soumitra Ranade and many more

How To Reach Mumbai

How to Reach Mumbai

1. By Air: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, formerly known as Sahar International Airport, is the primary international airport serving the Mumbai metropolitan area. It is situated about 30 km from the main Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) train station. Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji has two terminals. Terminal 1, or the domestic terminal, was the old airport referred to as Santa Cruz Airport, and some locals still use this name. Terminal 2, or the international terminal, replaced the old terminal 2, formerly known as Sahar Airport. The Santa Cruz Domestic Airport is about 4.5 km from the international airport. There are regular direct flights to Mumbai from most major cities in India and across the world. Buses and cabs are easily available from the airport to reach desired destinations.

2. By Rail: Mumbai is very well connected to rest of India by train. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is the most popular station in Mumbai. Trains to Mumbai are available from all major railway stations in India. Some important Mumbai trains of note are the Mumbai Rajdhani, Mumbai Duronto, and Konkan Kanya Express.

3. By Road: Mumbai is well-connected with national highways and expressways. Visiting by bus is economical for individual tourists. Government-run and private buses operate daily services. Travelling to Mumbai by car is a common choice made by travellers, and hailing a cab or hiring a private car is an efficient way of exploring the city.




  • Family-friendly
  • Food stalls
  • Free drinking water
  • Gendered toilets
  • Parking facilities
  • Seating
  • Virtual festival


  • Sign-language interpreters

Items to Carry

1. Carry light and airy cotton clothes, to beat the humidity in Mumbai.

2. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations, and if the venue allows bottles to be taken inside.

3. Comfortable footwear such as sneakers.

4. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.

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About Anniverse and Visual Arts Foundation

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Anniverse and Visual Arts Foundation

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Rubika Pune
Ambassade De France En Inde
Institut Francais India


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Government of India
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