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.
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.
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, RajaSekhar 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.
The 2D Animation short film ‘The Farmer and His Goat’ outshone 13 short films at the Nasik International Film Festival-2010 to capture the Golden Camera Award (Dadasaheb Phalke Janmabhumi Puraskar) for Best Animation film.
Having won five prestigious awards earlier, this is the sixth award for ‘The Farmer and His Goat’ – a 2D Animation short film crafted by 3 budding Animation students of Dilsukhnagar Arena. A film with a sense of purpose, ‘The Farmer and His Goat’ sends out a strong message against animal sacrifice; one of the most ghastly practices still prevalent in India.
Govind Rajewar, Sachin Punde and Parag Warade, three budding Animation students of Dilsukhnagar Arena had to craft a film as part of their Animation course at Dilsukhnagar Arena, Hyderabad and decided to make the project a meaningful one. The effort paid off as the film won 6 prestigious awards. The most recent award was at The Nasik International Film Festival held between Janauary 20 and 23, 2010. The film dominated 13 other short films in the Animation short films category to capture the ‘Golden Camera Award (Dadasaheb Phalke Janmabhumi Puraskar)’ for Best Animation film which comes with a shining Trophy, a Certificate and a Cash Prize sponsored by the Maharashtra Government.
Dilsukhnagar Arena is on a roll. And there’s no stopping it, given the flurry of back-to-back, multiple awards it has been winning at prominent Animation festivals across the country over the past two years.
The SPECIAL JURY AWARD for Dilsukhnagar Arena’s High Definition 3D Animation Short Film Feel The Punch in the student animation films category at the 10th edition of Asifa India ’s International Animation Day celebrations underlines its reputation as India ’s preferred destination for top-notch Animation, VFX and Web training.
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 Shilpakala Vedika, HITEC city, Hyderabad.
This year’s celebrations, IAD 10 in India was celebrated at various locations throughout the country between October 24 and November 8, 2010. The festival kicked-off at Hyderabad and then moved to Pune, Indore, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Calicut and finally Kochi.
“Feel the punch” bags the coveted TVCA award.
“Feel the punch”, a hilarious 3D Animation short film crafted in High-Definition by students of Dilsukhnagar Arena bagged the prestigious TASI Viewer’s Choice Award (TVCA)-2010 in the “Student Films Category” pipping 10 Indian films and 5 foreign films to the post. A truly prestigious honour at India ’s biggest International Animation festival-Anifest India. Earlier on, the film won a TVCA nomination along with 14 other Animation short films in the Student Films Category and emerged a strong contender for the top honour.
Dilsukhnagar Arena sure made its presence felt at the 6th edition of Anifest India with this coveted recognition. The TVCA-2010 Award in the student films category is testimony to the rewarding culture of excellence that Dilsukhnagar Arena has been fostering in every dimension of Animation and VFX education every since inception.
Dilsukhnagar Arena emerged victorious at the previous edition (Anifest India-2009) too, by claiming the TVCA Award for the 2D Animation short film “Dolly and Me” in the “Faculty Films Category”.RajaSekhar Buggaveeti
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