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.