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.
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.