The Information Technology, Electronics and Communications Department, Government of Telangana has signed an MoU with Vancouver Film School (VFS), Canada on Nov 17th, 2017.
The MoU has been signed to create satellite campus of VFS in Hyderabad.
The vision of the State Government is to create an ecosystem for Creative (AVCG) Sector. As a part of its vision, the State Government has launched a sector specific IMAGE Policy dedicated to augmenting the growth and development of Animation, VFX, Comics & Gaming (AVCG) Sector in Telangana. Through the IMAGE Policy, the State Government has announced various initiatives and incentives which will propel the growth of AVCG Sector. One of the key initiative proposed by the Government in its IMAGE Policy is to establish International School of Excellence for Animation Gaming and VFX Sector by collaborating with Universities of Global repute.
Government of Telangana today has tied up with globally recognized Vancouver Film School (VFS) to create a satellite campus of VFS to offer programs in Animation, VFX, Game Development and Film which will provide skills to students, at par with International Industry standards.
Hon’ble Minister Sri KT Rama Rao said: “Government has identified Animation, VFX & Gaming Industry as a key growth engine for next level of Technology exports and Employment generation. HR plays a pivotal role in creating a vibrant ecosystem for AVCGI. As a part of the shared vision, the Government of Telangana and VFS have joined efforts through this MoU to synergize on skilling the youths from the State on cutting edge technologies in Animation, VFX and Gaming Sector”.
High Commissioner of Canada, Nadir Patel stated: “VFS in India is an important milestone for advancing opportunities in media and entertainment. The film and television industry will benefit immensely by VFS creating a satellite centre in Hyderabad, and this will build on the momentum created by the India Canada Audio Visual Co-Production Treaty.”
VFS Hyderabad initiative comes with a great timing when India is poised to create its own media and entertainment global brands. The access to world class education in the space of film, animation, VFX, gaming, AR, VR, performance capture and sound design will help us create new benchmarks in India” said Chairman, FICCI Animation, VFX, Gaming & Comics Forum, Sri Ashish Kulkarni.
The collaboration was marked by signing of MoU between Government of Telangana represented by Sri Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Prl. Secretary, ITE&C and Vancouver Film School represented by Sri Diwakar Gandhi, Director, VFS in the presence of Sri KT Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister, IT; The Hon’ble Francois-Philippe Champagne, Canadian Minister of Trade; Sri Nadir Patel, High Commissioner of Canada and Sri Ashish Kulkarni, Chairman, FICCI AVGC Forum on 17th November, 2017.