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Shining CG talent unearthed at Dilsukhnagar Arena’s Pixellence Awards – 2010

Group dance performance by students & staff of Dilsukhnagar Arena

Group dance performance by students & staff of Dilsukhnagar Arena

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-RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

Dilsukhnagar Arena celebrated the new edition of its annual Pixellence Awards

Dilsukhnagar Arena celebrated the new edition of its annual Pixellence Awards

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, Mr. 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.

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Dilsukhnagar Arena's Pixellence Awards Celebrations - 2010

Dilsukhnagar Arena’s Pixellence Awards Celebrations – 2010

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.

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

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-RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

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-RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

THE NEW PHENOMENON ON YOU TUBE! ‘Feel the punch’

A celebration of technical excellence and the spirit of creative Animation, ‘Feel the punch’, Dilsukhnagar Arena’s enthralling High-Definition 3D Animation short film achieved a record-cracking 4 lakh clicks for its video uploaded on the internet’s most popular video-sharing website, ‘You Tube’. The record assumes immense importance, considering the fact that no Indian 3D Animation short film has even managed to cross 1 lakh clicks till date, on You Tube.

The film also dominated Animation festivals across India, winning four prestigious awards including the coveted TASI Viewer’s Choice Award at Anifest India-2010. The other awards for ‘Feel the punch’ include, The Best Film award at the “24 FPS Animation Awards-2010”, Special Jury Award at Asifa’s International Animation Day celebrations, Awards of Excellence-2010 and a Special Jury Award at the Short and Documentary Film Festival of Hyderabad-2010. The film recently won a nomination at another important film festival and is well-placed to top-up it awards bouquet with another prized trophy.

Crafted by 20 budding students at Dilsukhnagar Arena, India’s most-sought after Animation, VFX and Web education facility, ‘Feel the punch’ is a shining testimony to the far-reaching impact of world-class Animation education.

The film is all set to register 5 lakh clicks on You Tube.

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-RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

Four. And there’s more!

‘Feel the punch’ adds feather no.4 to its decorated awards cap

‘Feel the punch’ cornered all the glory at the 7th edition of MAAC’s Annual 24 FPS Animation awards celebrations as it outshone competition to claim the Best 3D Animated Short Film award in the student team (open) category. Three prestigious recognitions at prominent Animation film festivals so far and ‘Feel the punch’ is showing no signs of fatigue.

The film is the proud recipient of

  • The Special Jury Award at the Awards of Excellence, Asifa IAD-2010
  • The Special Jury Award at the Short and Documentary Film Festival of Hyderabad (SDFFH)-2010
  • and The TASI Viewer’s Choice Award in the “Student Films Category” at Anifest India-2010

Going by the overwhelming response for ‘Feel the punch’ at all the film festivals it has participated in so far, the film looks like it’s well on course to creating a shatter-proof record as it races ahead to the top honours at many more national and international film festivals in the near future.

The film was ideated and animated by a team of 25 students at Dilsukhnagar Arena in just 70 days. The budding team of animators crafted the film in a real-time production environment as part of their intensive internship program.

‘Feel the punch’ is creating waves on the internet as its video hosted on YouTube has registered a staggering 2,50,000 clicks in a very short time and is all set to create a record for any short film in its category. The film has been screened specially for select audiences and also at various film festivals. No screening has ended without the audience bursting into thunderous applause and demanding an encore-RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

It latest recognition at the 24 FPS Animation awards comes as no surprise. The 7th Annual 24 FPS Animation awards were held at the SRPF Grounds in Goregaon, Mumbai on November 19, 2010. The Awards showcased the best animation & VFX work in Hollywood, Bollywood, gaming and commercials. The prestigious event had nominations not only from young Animators and studios in India but also from countries like China, France, Germany and the US.

The jury was drawn from studios like DreamWorks, Lucas film, Rhythm & Hues, Prime Focus, Prana, Pixion, Crest Animation, Maya Digital Media, and more and the awards were given away in over 20 categories covering Gaming, TV, VFX and Advertising-RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

‘Best Film’ award at the ‘24 FPS Animation awards-2010’

‘Best Film’ award at the ‘24 FPS Animation awards-2010’

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-RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

"Special Jury Award"

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

A nomination for excellence!

‘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 .-https://bestmultimedia.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/a-nomination-for-excellence-rajasekhar-buggaveeti.

 

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-https://bestmultimedia.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/a-nomination-for-excellence-rajasekhar-buggaveeti.