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.