Saturday, November 26, 2011

Best Film Award for Dilsukhnagar Arena’s ‘Feel the Punch’ at Bit Film-12 Digital Film Festival - Germany


‘Feel the Punch’, an Animation short film crafted by students of Dilsukhnagar Arena was declared winner of the ‘Best Film Award’ in the 3D Space (Animation) Awards Category of the Bit Film-12 Digital Film Festival on 25 November, 2011.

An extremely funny short film, ‘Feel the Punch’ was conceived and animated by students of Dilsukhnagar Arena as part of their industry-oriented Animation training program. The Academy offers revolutionary Animation training and has been setting the standards in Digital Media Education ever since inception in 1998.

Students of the Academy have been dominating the awards circuit and have brought home 37 prestigious awards so far at various national and international film festivals: the latest being 'Feel the Punch'.

By far the most popular film in its category in India, ‘Feel the Punch’ is a rage on Youtube with its video having registered over 8.5 clicks (8,54,947 as on Nov 26, 2011). No other film in this category has been able to even come close to this extreme adulation on Youtube. What’s more, Dilsukhnagar Arena has won seven coveted awards so far: another impressive and unrivalled achievement. The coveted award at Bit Film-12 Digital Film Festival marks a glorious milestone for the ‘Feel the Punch’ as well as Dilsukhnagar Arena as it happens to be the first international award for the film as well as the Academy.


Monday, November 7, 2011

ASIFA International Animation Day Celebrations - Asifa India Awards of Excellence-2011, Mumbai


…..‘Twisted’ its way through competition to capture the ‘Best 3D Animation Short Film Award’.

Dilsukhnagar Arena students walked away with the ‘Best 3D Animation Short Film Award’ in the ‘Student Category’ of the ASIFA India Awards of Excellence -2011 for their film ‘Twisted’ which was declared the winner at the awards night held on the evening of Sunday the 6th of November, 2011 at Mumbai.

The award marks the film’s debut at the awards circuit. ‘Twisted’ features a hilarious episode between a master and his pet. The film enjoyed a grand launch by three time national award winner and VFX Supervisor of the iconic Rajnikanth film ‘Robo’, Mr. Srinivas Mohan during Dilsukhnagar Arena’s 13th Anniversary Celebrations.



About the festival
ASIFA’s International Animation Day (IAD) is an annual global celebration aimed at recognizing the people involved in the art and technology of animation.

The festival is celebrated every year with great pomp. Since its start in 2002, IAD has been a film festival that has provided Indian animation artists, a platform to interact and build a community. Being amongst the first animation festivals in India, IAD has been actively supported by the artist’s community and the industry at large.

This year, IAD is being celebrated at various locations throughout the country (Mumbai, Indore, Hyderabad, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Calicut, Thrissur and Trivandrum) between November 6th and November 13th. Some of the cities will have day long events and in some cities, screening of animation content will take place. Several entertaining and enriching programs/session have been lined up for the celebrations. The festival moves to Hyderabad on November 13, 2011.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

‘Twisted’ and ‘Cecelia-The Balcony Girl’ vie for the top honour at ASIFA IAD-2011 ‘Awards of Excellence’

Dilsukhnagar Arena students once again demonstrated their class at the awards circuit by capturing two nominations in the Student Category of ASIFA’s  IAD-2011 Awards of Excellence for their 3D Animation Short Films ‘Twisted’ and ‘Cecelia – The Balcony Girl’. The winners will be declared at a sparkling function to be held at Mumbai on November 6, 2011.

Out of a total of 12 nominations in the Student Category, Dilsukhnagar Arena captured two nominations, the highest by any Academy at these Awards.

Both films are comic thrillers with distinct themes. The films were crafted by Dilsukhnagar Arena studetns as part of the internship program at DNA Inc. (Dilsukhnagar Arena Incubation), the talent transformation initiative of the Academy which aims to groom studio-ready CG Artists.


About the festival

ASIFA’s International Animation Day (IAD) is an annual global celebration aimed at recognizing the people involved in the art and technology of animation.

The festival is celebrated every year with great pomp. Since its start in 2002, IAD has been a film festival that has provided Indian animation artists, a platform to interact and build a community. Being amongst the first animation festivals in India, IAD has been actively supported by the artist’s community and the industry at large.

This year's celebrations, IAD 11, in India will be celebrated at various locations throughout the country (Mumbai, Indore, Hyderabad, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Calicut, Thrissur and Trivandrum) between November 6th and November 13th. Some of the cities will have day long events and in some cities, screening of animation content will take place. Several entertaining and enriching programs/session have been lined up for the celebrations. The festival moves to Hyderabad on November 13, 2011.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hamburg raises a toast to "Feel the punch"


It is a matter of great pride for all of us at Dilsukhnagar Arena that the enchanting 3D character ‘Mona’ in our immensely popular and successful Student Short Film ‘Feel the punch’ was featured prominently as a poster at the inaugural of the Bitfilm-12 festival in Germany. Amidst a starry array of entries from across the world, it is indeed a great honour and a tribute to our training standards that our film/character was chosen for the official poster at the launch venue. It may be recalled that ‘Feel the punch’ has already won a coveted nomination at this prestigious international film festival along with our other student short film ‘Hugo Vs Lino’.

Bitfilm's opening event took place in Hamburg, Germany's media capital and Bitfilm's hometown on Monday, the 17th of October, 2011. Ms. M. Subashini, Consule General of India in Hamburg lit the "lamp of the festival" to commence the celebrations. The opening program featured highlights from the three competitions.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Bit film-12 Digital Film Festival, Germany - Dilsukhnagar Arena attracts international nomination

‘Feel the punch’, a hilarious short film crafted by students of Dilsukhnagar Arena Animation was honoured with a prestigious nomination at the Annual Bit Film Digital Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany.

After Monstra-2011 Lisbon Animated Film Festival in Portugal, this is the second international nomination for ‘Feel the punch’. The film has already created a record of sorts by capturing seven coveted awards till date apart from emerging a rage on You Tube with its video registering well over 8 lakh clicks (8,23,401) till date (13 Oct, 2011).

Feel the punch is a 3D Animation Short Film which presents a funny encounter between a youngster, a girl and a beggar.

The prestigious nomination is a testament to Dilsukhnagar Arena’s capabilities in and commitment to grooming top-class Animation talent. Dilsukhnagar Arena is India’s largest Digital Media Academy reputed for its world-class infrastructure and outcome-driven revolutionary paradigms that have afforded rewarding careers for scores of students till date.



About Bit film-12 Digital Film Festival
The Bitfilm Festival is organised by Bitfilm Networks GmbH, based in Hamburg (Germany). It was founded in 2000 as a festival for digital film in Hamburg. In 2011, the Bitfilm Festival will take place on the Internet, in Germany's media capital Hamburg and in India's hi-tech metropolis Bangalore.

Bitfilm Festival has been showing films that use digital technology in a creative and innovative way. The Bitfilm Festival takes place on the Internet and in two cities each year: Hamburg and Barcelona in 2007, Hamburg and Stuttgart in 2008, Hamburg and Tel Aviv in 2009. It had guest appearances in Paris, Barcelona, New York, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Berlin and Cologne.

The award categories at the festival include: 3D Space Award: All genres in 3D animation | FM Mix Award: All genres which mix techniques - 3D & 2D animation, live action and Machinima Award: All genres shot live inside a computer game or a virtual world.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pixel FX studs its VFX crown with a fourth jewel - Dookudu

Pixel FX added another film to its VFX repertoire with Superstar Mahesh Babu’s latest blockbuster 'Dookudu' which enjoyed an international release today. The VFX wizards at Pixel FX conjured up 240 breathtaking shots and recreated some of yesteryear’s most popular Tollywood moments to add drama and excitement to this much awaited action-thriller directed by Srinu Vytla. Pixel FX is currently busy casting its VFX magic on two other Telugu projects and has some very interesting and challenging projects lined up for 2012.


For more details click here:
http://pixelfx.in/dookudu-vfx.html


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Another animated winner from DNA Inc. interns


‘Cecelia – The Balcony Girl’, a 3D Animation short film by DNA Inc. interns won the 2nd prize in the ‘Student Film Category’ (Best Animation Short) at the 4th India International Cinema Today Short Film Awards (CTSF) held at Chennai, Tamilnadu, India from 29 to 31, July, 2011.

This is the 11th in a string of coveted awards for the numerous 3D Animation short films crafted by interns of DNA Inc. (The path-breaking CG internship program from Dilsukhnagar Arena, India’s Largest Digital Media Academy)

The film is already a rage on You Tube with its video registering a staggering 4.38 clicks till date. ‘Cecelia – The Balcony Girl’ is all about a youngster’s attempts to impress a beautiful girl next door, an act that leads to some seriously funny moments.

The coveted CTSF award for ‘Cecelia-The Balcony Girl’ acknowledges DNA Inc.’s devotion to and competence in grooming studio-ready CG Artists.

Watch this awesome entertainer at http://www.balconygirl.in

Monday, August 1, 2011

Inspiration and fun. All the way. At Dilsukhnagar Arena’s 13thAnniversary Extravaganza.




Dilsukhnagar Arena, India’s Largest Digital Media Academy celebrated its 13th Anniversary at Hyderabad on Sunday, the 17th of July, 2011.

Mr. Srinivas Mohan, VFX Expert of 'Indian Artists' and three-time national award winner graced the event as the Chief Guest while Mr. Naveen Medaram, VFX expert from UK and a highly successful alumnus of Dilsukhnagar Arena along with Mr. Basireddy, CEO of ‘Digi Quest Studios’ attended the extravaganza as Guests of Honour.

The celebrations witnessed the launch of the 3D Animation Short Film 'Twisted' crafted by Animation interns of DNA Inc. (Dilsukhnagar Arena Incubation).

A string of entertainment programs added ample fun to the day while in-depth presentations on the ‘behind-the-scenes’ of the film 'Robo' and a few Hollywood films by Mr. Srinivas and Mr. Naveen proved truly enriching. The day ended on a high as Mr. Raja Sekhar Buggaveeti, CEO of Dilsukhnagar Arena personally presented the prestigious Prodigi Awards to winners.

For more information, click here:
http://www.bestmultimedia.com/13th-anniversary.html

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

DNA Inc. interns prove their mettle. Again!


‘Twisted’the new 3D Animation Short Film crafted by DNA Inc. interns was launched by Mr. Srinivas Mohan, three-time national award winner & VFX Expert of Indian Artists at Dilsukhnagar Arena’s 13th Anniversary Celebrations amidst a 3000-strong gathering of students and industry veterans on Sunday, the 17th of July, 2011 at Hyderabad.

DNA Inc. (Dilsukhnagar Arena Incubation) is the revolutionary CG-internship initiative of Dilsukhnagar Arena, India’s Largest Digital Media Academy. It is an ‘India-first’ experience-enabling initiative aimed at grooming studio-ready CG Artists. DNA Inc. interns have crafted several highly successful 3D Animation Short Films till date, including 'Feel the Punch', 'Hugo Vs Lino', 'Yugapurushudu', 'Cecelia-The Balcony Girl' and 'Bee in the Bonnet'. To watch these films, logon to:www.shortfilmsarena.com

The film ‘Twisted’ was crafted by Animation students of Dilsukhnagar Arena as part of their intensive CG-internship program at DNA Inc. The film has come in for effusive praise from respected quarters of the industry and its benchmark quality reflects the superlative training by industry-experienced mentors that DNA Inc. interns enjoy on their journey to a studio-ready career.

For more details on this film, click here: www.twisted.co.in


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Dilsukhnagar Arena hogs the limelight at SFFV-2011; Wins 5 awards for its Animation short films.

Dilsukhnagar Arena made its presence felt at The Short Film Festival of Vijayawada (SFFV) -2011 by winning 5 awards. The festival was held on April 5 and 6, 2011 at KL Rao Bhavan, Governorpet, Vijayawada.


Dilsukhnagar Arena’s student Animation Short Film ‘Trashhed’ bagged the ‘Silver Krishnaveni Award’ for Best Short Film. Mr. Malladi Vishnu, MLA, Vijayawada Central presented the Silver Krishnaveni Award along with a cash prize of Rs. 10,000 to Dilsukhnagar Arena in the presence of Mr. Jampa Krishna Kishore – Vijayawada Film Society Secretary and C. Uma Maheshwara Rao – Jury chairman and Film Director.

This is the second accolade for the Animation short Film ‘Trashhed’. The film previously won the first prize at the International Film Festival, Nagpur apart from two prestigious nominations at the Aarohi film festival, Mumbai and the 16th International Children’s Film Festival, Mumbai. The film ‘Trashhed’ uses humour to stress upon the need to keep our surroundings clean. The film was created by Pranay Bura, Ravi Kiran Reddy, Srinivas Reddy and Varun Kumar, four students from Dilsukhnagar Arena.

Four other Animation films - ‘Chamki’, ‘A Garden Dream’, ‘Fuel Duel’ and ‘Feel the Punch’ created by students of Dilsukhnagar Arena won Special Campus Prizes at SFFV-2011, taking Dilsukhnagar Arena’s tally to an unbelievable five. Each of these films received a cash prize and a Certificate of Merit.

SFFV-2011 attracted 117 entries in the open category from budding film makers across the country: Kerala, Maharashtra, Delhi, Karnataka, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Gujarat, Goa and other states.

About the festival

The Short Film Festival of Vijayawada SFFV-2011 was organized by The Vijayawada Film Society (VIFISO) in association with Andhra Pradesh State Film, Television and Theatre Development Corporation (APSFTvTDC). The two-day festival was held at The Institute of Engineers India, K.L.Rao Bhavan, Governorpet, Vijayawada. Screening of nominated films happened on the first day. The awards ceremony was held at 6.00pm on April 6, 2011.

The festival aims to generate awareness about all forms of pollution, promote conservation of precious natural resources and to provide a national platform for budding film makers to showcase their talent apart from furthering tourism and business in Vijayawada.

Monday, March 7, 2011

It’s raining awards for ‘Feel the punch’: a humorous 3D Animation short from Dilsukhnagar Arena


4 prestigious awards so far and there’s no stopping ‘Feel the punch’. A tummy-tickling Animation short film featuring brilliantly designed characters, ‘Feel the punch’ continued its winning streak at the awards circuit to capture its 5th award: ‘Best Animated Movie’ at a glittering awards function held on the 26th of February, 2011 at Chennai.

‘Feel the punch’ was conceptualized and created in just 70 days by a team of 22 students from Dilsukhnagar Arena using Maya 2009, Foundry Nuke and Photoshop in a real-time environment and under the able guidance of industry-experienced mentors. The students had the privilege of working on production-class technologies and access to the best library that any Animation training facility in India can boast of Dilsukhnagar Arena.

With over 12 years of proven experience in grooming industry-ready Animation, VFX and Web Artists, Dilsukhnagar Arena is widely acknowledged as the choice destination for students across India who wish to pursue a rewarding career in the digital media industry. The influential Animation training at Dilsukhnagar Arena enriched with a steady stream of pioneering value-additions ensures that students are well-grounded in the craft and are fully prepared for their careers in the industry.

Dilsukhnagar Arena participated in the 2009 edition of the Gateway Awards Festival, and captured the top honour in the Animation category for its 2D Animation short film ‘FUEL DUEL’ apart from winning prestigious nominations for its 2D Animation short films ‘A GARDEN DREAM’ and ‘THE FARMER AND HIS GOAT’. The award for ‘Feel the punch’ this year at Gateway underlined Dilsukhnagar Arena’s extended success at this prestigious national-level festival.

For more details, click here:

http://www.animationxpress.com/index.php?file=story&id=35401

Monday, February 28, 2011

‘Feel the punch’ impresses international jury: angles for Award No.5 at MONSTRA-2011


‘Feel the punch’ – Dilsukhnagar Arena’s 3D Animation Short Film was chosen for BEST OF THE WORLD/SHORTS Sessions of the MONSTRA 2011-Lisbon Animated Film festival to be held from the 21st until the 27th of March 2011 at Lisbon, Portugal. The result of an internship project by a team of 22 students of Dilsukhnagar Arena, Hyderabad, ‘Feel the punch’ was animated in 40 days and has already won several awards at various Animation Film Festivals. Having been selected for BEST OF THE WORLD/SHORTS Sessions of the MONSTRA 2011-Lisbon Animated Film festival, the film will be screened to international audience during this prestigious week-long festival.

MONSTRA 2011 - Lisbon Animated Film festival
The MONSTRA | Lisbon Animated Film Festival is a venue where animated film meets other media and other arts, aiming to participate in the expansion of multiple aesthetic and narrative readings, possible due to its cinematographic, technological and creative aspects. Films are admitted for competition, dedicated every other year to feature and short films. In 2011, the admitted categories for the competition are Animated Feature Film and Student Animated Short Film.

The final selection will take place during the Festival and it will be the International Jury’s responsibility to determine the award-wining films. An International Jury will be appointed by the Festival’s Organization and it will be made public one month prior to the Festival Opening on the official website. The members of the International Jury will be animated art and film professionals.

To watch "Feel The Punch", click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO3N6VdYCjY 

Friday, February 25, 2011

Chamki impresses international jury


Chosen for BEST OF THE WORLD/SHORTS Sessions of the MONSTRA - Lisbon Animated Film festival.

3 prestigious awards and one nomination later, there’s no dip in Chamki’s appetite for awards as the film now targets an international award as the ‘Best Animated Short Film’ at Monstra 2011, Lisbon. Chamki’s chances improved after the selection committee of the Lisbon Animated Film festival announced that the film was chosen for BEST OF THE WORLD/SHORTS Sessions of the MONSTRA 2011 to be held from the 21st until the 27th of March 2011 at Lisbon , Portugal .

It was only last month that ‘Chamki’ bagged the 2nd prize at UNICEF-Awaaz Do contest. It’s now ready to capture another prestigious award on the 27th of March, 2011 when the international jury of the Lisbon Animated Film festival announces the winner in the student Animation films category.

‘Chamki’ is a 2D Animation short film espousing the cause of the neglected girl child in India . The film attempts to create awareness on the crying need for educating the underprivileged girl child in our society thereby gifting her a bright future.

A team of 3 students from Dilsukhnagar Arena Animation - Nupur Agarwal, Govinda Ramesh Gujar and Raj Sekhar Nayani made the film. It took them 90 days to complete it. So far, Chamki has won three prestigious awards: 2nd prize at UNICEF-Awaaz Do contest, 1st Prize at Arena Best & Brightest Awards and 3rd Prize at International Film Festival, Nagpur . The film also won a coveted nomination at Kolkatha09 Awards, TASK, Kolkata , India - 2009

About the MONSTRA 2011 - Lisbon Animated Film festival

The MONSTRA | Lisbon Animated Film Festival is a venue where animated film meets other media and other arts, aiming to participate in the expansion of multiple aesthetic and narrative readings, possible due to its cinematographic, technological and creative aspects. Films are admitted for competition, dedicated every other year to feature and short films. In 2011, the admitted categories for the competition are Animated Feature Film and Student Animated Short Film.

The final selection will take place during the Festival and it will be the International Jury’s responsibility to determine the award-wining films. An International Jury will be appointed by the Festival’s Organization and it will be made public one month prior to the Festival Opening on the official website. The members of the International Jury will be animated art and film professionals.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cecelia-The Balcony Girl: The result of DNA Inc.s profound CG internship programs


A High-Definition 3D Animation short film put together by a team of Animation interns at DNA Inc. (Dilsukhnagar Arena Incubation), ‘Cecelia – The Balcony Girl’ is just the kind of project, aspiring CG Artists yearn to work on and include in their all–important ‘demo-reel’.

Watch this love’able comedy at: http://www.balconygirl.in

Digitized with extreme attention to detail, ‘Cecelia-The Balcony Girl’ is a project that sets the standards for High-Definition 3D Animation short films in India . The consummate CG skills of the team of 22 Animation students is evident in every frame of the film, thanks to the profound training from perhaps the most sought-after CG Mentors in the Animation industry.

The film is attracting immense appreciation from diverse quarters of the industry and is a testament to DNA Inc.’s highly result-oriented CG internship program. This is the 5th Animation short film from DNA Inc. and all the previous 4 films, some multiple award-winners, have been crafted by students with no production experience at all.

This is what DNA Inc. has set out to achieve with every batch of interns; transform young talent into experienced CG Artists ready for the studio. DNA Inc. does this by assigning film projects to budding Animation students, familiarizing them with the production pipeline and equipping them with sufficient production experience to hit the ground running as they hunt for careers in Animation, Modeling & Texturing, Rigging, Lighting & Compositing and other specialization across the CG talent spectrum.

These internship programs are conducted by Dilsukhnagar Arena; the undisputed citadel of Animation, VFX and Web training in India . From advanced training infrastructure powered by production-class technologies, to a battery of industry-experienced mentors and best library for knowledge enhancement and research, the training environment is engaging, inspiring and truly enriching.

Upon successful completion of internship at DNA Inc., participants receive an internship certificate authenticating their industry-ready CG skills. And on the strength of their production experience, candidates can seek rewarding job opportunities at leading Animation Studios across the world. Outstanding talent may benefit from lateral entries and leapfrog into big positions at the very beginning of their careers.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

‘Chamki’ still busy at the awards circuit; collects another well-deserved prize.

After winning the 1st Prize at the Arena Best & Brightest Awards-09, Mumbai and the 3rd Prize at the International Film Festival-09 at Nagpur , Chamki, the 2D Animation short film crafted by Dilsukhnagar Arena students made another dash for awards and collected the 2nd Prize at the UNICEF-Awaaz Do Contest.

The Awaaz Do Contest launched by UNICEF, with the support of the Government of India aims to mobilize Indian society to speak up for the more than eight million children currently out of school in the country. The initiative is a ripe platform to reach the excluded and marginalized groups such as child labourers, children with special needs or those who suffer from social, economical, gender or other disadvantages. The passing of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act 2009 marks a historic moment for the children of India . Millions of children, both girls and boys, will benefit from the RTE Act ensuring quality education with equity.

About UNICEF

UNICEF is on the ground in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Shining CG talent unearthed at Dilsukhnagar Arena’s Pixellence Awards - 2010



Dilsukhnagar Arena celebrated the new edition of its annual Pixellence awards  at Nimantran Palace , Nagole X Roads, Hyderabad on Sunday, the 30th of January, 2011. The venue wore a festive look and was dotted with life-size displays of the 3D Character Models and posters of Short films created by students of Dilsukhnagar Arena. Excitement was in the air as the 1500-seater air-conditioned auditorium was packed to capacity well before the celebrations began.

Pixellence Awards aims at recognizing and honouring outstanding CG talent in Animation, Visual Effects and Web.

The celebrations kicked off at 4.00 pm with an enthralling dance performance by a student. A string of entertaining performances including some hilarious skits, slapstick comedy and stand-up comedy bits and Television show Spoofs added to the entertainment quotient. The highlights of the celebrations were a high-voltage, applause-amplifying, foot-thumping group dance performance by an ensemble cast comprising students and staff apart from a singing spree by Mr. L. Satyanarayana (fondly addressed as Satyam Sir), a senior Adobe-Certified mentor at Dilsukhnagar Arena who arrested the audience with his mellifluous voice and literally stole the show with his authentic rendition of the foot-tapping ever-green numbers ‘Dil Kaa Aalam’ and ‘Ab Tere Bin’ from the smash-hit ‘Aashiqui’.



A few Dilsukhnagar Arena alumni addressed the students and inspired them with their career experiences and success stories. They recalled their old days at Dilsukhnagar Arena and expressed their gratitude to the MD & CEO, Mr. Raja Sekhar Buggaveeti for providing the ideal platform for pursuing a successful career. The celebrations climaxed to the Awards distribution ceremony with 40 students receiving Pixellence Awards for their outstanding work in various categories of Digital Art. Over 400 entries were received and given the high quality of submissions, the jury had a tough time picking the winners.

Pixellence Awards-2010 also witnessed the launch of ‘Cecelia – The Balcony Girl’, a High-Definition 3D Animation short film crafted by a team of Animation interns at Dilsukhnagar Arena Incubation – the Animation internship initiative of Dilsukhnagar Arena devoted to grooming industry-ready CG talent.

Monday, January 31, 2011

3rd Nasik International Film Festival-2010 - ‘The Farmer and His Goat’ basks in Golden Glory



The 2D Animation short film ‘The Farmer and His Goat’ outshone 13 short films at the Nasik International Film Festival-2010 to capture the Golden Camera Award (Dadasaheb Phalke Janmabhumi Puraskar) for Best Animation film.

Having won five prestigious awards earlier, this is the sixth award for ‘The Farmer and His Goat’ – a 2D Animation short film crafted by 3 budding Animation students of Dilsukhnagar Arena. A film with a sense of purpose, ‘The Farmer and His Goat’ sends out a strong message against animal sacrifice; one of the most ghastly practices still prevalent in India .

Govind Rajewar, Sachin Punde and Parag Warade, three budding Animation students of Dilsukhnagar Arena had to craft a film as part of their Animation course at Dilsukhnagar Arena, Hyderabad and decided to make the project a meaningful one. The effort paid off as the film won 6 prestigious awards. The most recent award was at The Nasik International Film Festival held between Janauary 20 and 23, 2010. The film dominated 13 other short films in the Animation short films category to capture the ‘Golden Camera Award (Dadasaheb Phalke Janmabhumi Puraskar)’ for Best Animation film which comes with a shining Trophy, a Certificate and a Cash Prize sponsored by the Maharashtra Government.