Friday, October 29, 2010

Dilsukhnagar Arena lifts another prestigious cup!

…or award, rather! The BEST DIGITAL PAINTING AWARD at Asifa India ’s digital painting competition held during the first leg of the International Animation Day-2010 celebrations at Hyderabad went to Anjaneyulu Gongala, a promising student of Multimedia from Dilsukhnagar Arena, Hyderabad. The prestigious award at the most awaited annual animation festival in India comes with a state-of-the-art Bamboo tablet worth Rs.5000/- from Wacom.

Despite competition from other leading Animation training centres across India which participated in the competition, Dilsukhnagar Arena managed to walk away with the prestigious award: a shining tribute to its high-caliber training and inspirational learning environment that has seen many of its students romp home with dozens of awards at leading national and international film festivals across the country in the past few years.

ASIFA India’s International Animation Day (IAD) - an annual global celebration endeavoring to recognize budding talent in the art and technology of animation, kicked off celebrations for its 10th edition on the 28th of October, 2010 at Shilpakala Vedika, HITEC city, Hyderabad.

The 10th edition of ASIFA INDIA ’S INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION DAY CELEBRATIONS kicked off at Shilpakala Vedika, Hitec City , Hyderabad on Sunday the 26th of October, 2010.

This year's celebrations, IAD 10, in India is being celebrated at various locations throughout the country between October 24 and November 8, 2010. After Hyderabad , the festival moves to Pune, Indore , Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi , Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Calicut and finally Kochi.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A nomination for excellence!

"Feel the punch", an immensely popular 3-minute rom-com was nominated for the "Awards of Excellence" in the "Students Category" at Asifa India’s International Animation Day celebrations-2010 in Hyderabad and emerged a strong contender for the ‘Best Film Award’. Feel the punch is a High-Definition 3D Animation short film crafted by students of Dilsukhnagar Arena.

The film has the unique distinction of being India ’s first Animation short film to cross 1 lakh hits on You Tube a few days ago. The film has now shot past 1, 35,000 hits and is racing towards the 2 lakh mark - a new high for any Indian Animation short film till date on You Tube. This exceptionally popular short which has already bagged two prestigious awards - the Tasi Viewer’s Choice Award at Anifest India-2010 and the Best Animation Film Award at the Short and Documentary Film Festival of Hyderabad-2010 can be viewed at this link: www.feelthepunch.com

ASIFA India’s International Animation Day (IAD) - an annual global celebration endeavoring to recognize budding talent in the art and technology of animation, kicked off celebrations for its 10th edition on the 28th of October, 2010 at Shilpa Kala Vedika, HITEC city, Hyderabad.

This year's celebrations, IAD 10, in India is being celebrated at various locations throughout the country between October 24 and November 8, 2010. After Hyderabad, the festival moved to Pune on 26th Oct, Indore on 28th Oct and is now heading to Bengaluru on 29th Oct, Mumbai on 31st Oct and then to Chennai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Calicut and finally Kochi.

Nominations for student category: http://www.asifaindia.com/iad10/nominees.html

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Hugo Vs Lino: an award-winning battle from Dilsukhnagar Arena

Hugo Vs Lino – the sci-fi, action short from Dilsukhnagar Arena hoisted the ‘v’ sign as it captured the ‘Best Animation Film’ at ‘THE NATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL-TEN MINUTES TO FAME’ organized by IMT Nagpur in association with Ten Motion Arts and Cyrus Dastur’s Shamiana on 15th and 16th October, 2010.

Hugo Vs Lino is a High-Definition 3D Animation short film created by students of Dilsukhnagar Arena. Featuring high technical values, this sci-fi action film dwells on a man-cyborg duel. A team of 25 budding animators slogged tirelessly through the production-pipeline to wrap up the project in 60 days.

All entries for the awards at the festival were viewed by a preview committee and selection was completed by October 12, 2010. The top 20 films were screened on 15th and 16th of October 2010 to the judging
committee and a packed audience in the theatre of IMT Nagpur after which Hugo Vs Lino was declared the winner in the Animation category.

The award acknowledges the creative brilliance and professional craftsmanship that the young team of students at Dilsukhnagar Arena demonstrated through the film. The ‘Best Animation Film’ Award for Hugo Vs Lino comes with a cash prize, a citation and a very special honour: Hugo Vs Lino will be screened in theatres of Shamiana’s chapters across India at Mumbai, Pune, Delhi , Ahmedabad, Baroda and Goa.