This year in 2021, the FOCAL team planned to create educational content, graphics, animation, etc, by using open-source software namely GIMP, Inkscape, Scribus, Blender, and Synfig Studio. So this material can be uploaded for students free of cost on the FOCAL website.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and travel restrictions placed by IIT Bombay, the FOSSEE Summer Fellowship 2021 has been done remotely.

Duration  -  from  24 June 2021 to  3 August 2021.

This is an initiative of the FOSSEE Project, IIT Bombay in association with Whistling Woods International.

Synfig Hackathon

Registration: 02 Nov 2020 – 23 Nov 2020
Launch of Hackathon and announcement of the theme: 25 Nov 2020
Hackathon duration: 25 Nov 2020 - 15 Dec 2020

During the Hackathon, the participants had created an original 2D animated short movie of about 2 mins duration using Synfig Studio. The animation (graphics, audio, etc.) has been done by using ONLY open-source software. Animation narration is in (22 scheduled) Indian languages and English.

Synfig Studio is a free and open-source 2D animation software. This software can be used in Ubuntu, Windows, and MacOSX. With the help of this application, you can create high-quality vector drawings, animate cartoon characters, and import and animate bitmap images. Features, such as gradients, bones, distortions, converters, effects, and many other tools, enable the user to create easy and productive output. This powerful software helps create web animations, film-quality animations, E-learning animations, and much more.

Advanced Synfig Studio: One-Week Workshop on 31 October 2020

Beginner Synfig Studio: One-Day Workshop on 7 November 2020

For more details

The FOSSEE Summer Fellowship 2020 commenced on 20 April 2020. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and lockdown restrictions, the fellowship was conducted remotely. The fellows opted to work full-time (8 hours per day for minimum 6 weeks) or part-time(6 hours per day for minimum 8 weeks) based on their availability and academic commitments. In this fellowship, many students from different institutes across India participated remotely and contributed to FOSSEE. Their detailed work report can be viewed below.

FOSSEE Summer Fellowship 2020 Reports