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.