‘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.RajaSekhar Buggaveeti