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DNA Inc. interns prove their mettle. Again!

‘Twisted’, the new 3D Animation Short Film crafted by DNA Inc. interns was launched by Mr. Srinivas Mohan, three-time national award winner & VFX Expert of Indian Artists at Dilsukhnagar Arena’s 13th Anniversary Celebrations amidst a 3000-strong gathering of students and industry veterans on Sunday, the 17th of July, 2011 at Hyderabad.

DNA Inc. (Dilsukhnagar Arena Incubation) is the revolutionary CG-internship initiative of Dilsukhnagar Arena, India’s Largest Digital Media Academy. It is an ‘India-first’ experience-enabling initiative aimed at grooming studio-ready CG Artists. DNA Inc. interns have crafted several highly successful 3D Animation Short Films till date, including ‘Feel the Punch’, ‘Hugo Vs Lino’, ‘Yugapurushudu’, ‘Cecelia-The Balcony Girl’ and ‘Bee in the Bonnet’. To watch these films, logon to: www.shortfilmsarena.com

The film ‘Twisted’ was crafted by Animation students of Dilsukhnagar Arena as part of their intensive CG-internship program at DNA Inc. The film has come in for effusive praise from respected quarters of the industry and its benchmark quality reflects the superlative training by industry-experienced mentors that DNA Inc. interns enjoy on their journey to a studio-ready career.

For more details on this film, click here: www.twisted.co.in

 

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Dilsukhnagar Arena hogs the limelight at SFFV-2011; Wins 5 awards for its Animation short films.

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.

 

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.

 

 

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‘Feel the punch’ impresses international jury: angles for Award No.5 at MONSTRA-2011

‘Feel the punch’ – Dilsukhnagar Arena’s 3D Animation Short Film was chosen for BEST OF THE WORLD/SHORTS Sessions of the MONSTRA 2011-Lisbon Animated Film festival to be held from the 21st until the 27th of March 2011 at Lisbon, Portugal. The result of an internship project by a team of 22 students of Dilsukhnagar Arena, Hyderabad, ‘Feel the punch’ was animated in 40 days and has already won several awards at various Animation Film Festivals. Having been selected for BEST OF THE WORLD/SHORTS Sessions of the MONSTRA 2011-Lisbon Animated Film festival, the film will be screened to international audience during this prestigious week-long festival.

MONSTRA 2011 – Lisbon Animated Film festival

The MONSTRA | Lisbon Animated Film Festival is a venue where animated film meets other media and other arts, aiming to participate in the expansion of multiple aesthetic and narrative readings, possible due to its cinematographic, technological and creative aspects. Films are admitted for competition, dedicated every other year to feature and short films. In 2011, the admitted categories for the competition are Animated Feature Film and Student Animated Short Film.

The final selection will take place during the Festival and it will be the International Jury’s responsibility to determine the award-wining films. An International Jury will be appointed by the Festival’s Organization and it will be made public one month prior to the Festival Opening on the official website. The members of the International Jury will be animated art and film professionals.To watch “Feel The Punch”,

click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO3N6VdYCjY

 

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Cecelia-The Balcony Girl: The result of DNA Inc.s profound CG internship programs

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.

 
 

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3rd Nasik International Film Festival-2010 – “The Farmer and His Goat” basks in Golden Glory

3rd Nasik international Film Festival-2010 "The Farmer and His Goat" basks in Golden Glory

3rd Nasik international Film Festival-2010 “The Farmer and His Goat” basks in Golden Glory

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.

 

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3.5 lakh clicks on You Tube at blinding speed. ‘Feel the punch’ breaks its own record. Thrice!

1 lakh…. 2 lakhs…. 3 lakhs….the click-meter for the video of Dilsukhnagar Arena’s student short film ‘Feel the punch’ on You Tube just whizzed past 3.5 lakh clicks; an incredible feat and a thundering record of sorts. No other 3D Animation short film has been able to cross even 1 lakh clicks so far; a testament to the sweeping success that ‘Feel the punch’ has achieved. With such a fantabulous response for its student short film, Dilsukhnagar Arena has promptly demonstrated why it is the towering citadel for world-class Animation, VFX and Web education in India.

 
 

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UNSTOPPABLE! Dilsukhnagar Arena resumes its award-winning journey

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.

Special Jury Award at Asifa 2010

“Special Jury Award” at the AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE held as part of Asifa India’s International Animation Day Celebrations-2010.

 

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