Posts Tagged ‘2D Animation Short Film’

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:

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-RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

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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.

RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

Chamki impresses international jury

Chosen for BEST OF THE WORLD/SHORTS Sessions of the MONSTRA – Lisbon Animated Film festival.

3 prestigious awards and one nomination later, there’s no dip in Chamki’s appetite for awards as the film now targets an international award as the ‘Best Animated Short Film’ at Monstra 2011, Lisbon. Chamki’s chances improved after the selection committee of the Lisbon Animated Film festival announced that the film was chosen for BEST OF THE WORLD/SHORTS Sessions of the MONSTRA 2011 to be held from the 21st until the 27th of March 2011 at Lisbon , Portugal .

It was only last month that ‘Chamki’ bagged the 2nd prize at UNICEF-Awaaz Do contest. It’s now ready to capture another prestigious award on the 27th of March, 2011 when the international jury of the Lisbon Animated Film festival announces the winner in the student Animation films category.

‘Chamki’ is a 2D Animation short film espousing the cause of the neglected girl child in India . The film attempts to create awareness on the crying need for educating the underprivileged girl child in our society thereby gifting her a bright future.

A team of 3 students from Dilsukhnagar Arena Animation – Nupur Agarwal, Govinda Ramesh Gujar and Raj Sekhar Nayani made the film. It took them 90 days to complete it. So far, Chamki has won three prestigious awards: 2nd prize at UNICEF-Awaaz Do contest, 1st Prize at Arena Best & Brightest Awards and 3rd Prize at International Film Festival, Nagpur . The film also won a coveted nomination at Kolkatha09 Awards, TASK, Kolkata , India – 2009

About the 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-RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

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.

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

CMS Vatavaran felicitates Dilsukhnagar Arena CEO, Mr. RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

Hyderabad | August 13, 2010

4th CMS VATAVARAN Environment and Wildlife Travelling Film Festival & Environment Forum, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Hyderabad.

A trio of award-winning 2D Animation short films on environment conservation (Fuel Duel, A Garden Dream & The Farmer and his Goat) crafted by students of Dilsukhnagar Arena received the prestigious honour of special screenings at the 4th Traveling Film Festival of CMS VATAVARAN in Hyderabad on August 13, 2010. Each of these films drove the audience into a frenzy and they burst into a thunderous applause at “THE END”. Mr. N. Bhaskara Rao, Chairman of CMS invited RajaSekhar Buggaveeti
, CEO of Dilsukhnagar Arena,
onto the stage and felicitated him. He congratulated the budding Animators from Dilsukhnagar Arena and appreciated their efforts in spreading awareness on environmental concerns.

Fuel Duel – Animation Short Film


  • Special Jury Award in the Asian Panorama Category at the 16th International   Children’s Film Festival, Hyderabad – November 2009
  • 1st prize in Animation category, Gateway Awards, Anna University, Chennai, India –   September 2009
  • “Best animation film” award at IAD 09 organized by ‘ASIFA India’ – Hyderabad
    region, Nov. 2009


  • CMS VATAVARAN Environment & Wildlife Film Festival, New Delhi, India – October
  • AAROHI Film Festival, Mumbai, India – April 2009
  • Kolkatha09 Awards, TASK, Kolkata, India – February 2009

The Film:
Man has been using up fuel at such an alarming rate that we could soon run out of gas on planet earth. Fuel Duel is an animation short film that brings up the ongoing clash of interests between the various fuel sources available to mankind and even suggests a humorous return to natural vehicles as a means of extending our existence on earth-RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

Creative Team:
Bhuvan Chandra, Jagdish B., M.S. Arush, Arun K.

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The Farmer & His Goat – Animation short film


  • 1st Runner-up in the National Student Competition Category at Chitrakatha 09   International Student Animation Film Festival organized by The National Institute of   Design (NID) – November 2009
  • 1st prize in the Animation Short Film category at the 1st Cinema Today Short Film   (CTSF) Awards held at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India – March
  • 1st Prize – Image Today Short Film Awards, Chennai – 2009
  • 2nd Prize – Bhumika Film Festival, Mumbai, India – 2009
  • “Best Public service short film” at IAD 09 organized by ASIFA India – Hyderabad
    region, Nov. 2009


  • CMS International Children’s Film Festival, Lucknow, India – 2009
  • AAROHI Film Festival, Mumbai, India – 2009
  • CMS VATAVARAN Environment & Wildlife Film Festival, New Delhi – 2009
  • Anifest India Viewer’s Choice Award, TASI, Mumbai – 2009
  • Gateway awards, Anna University Chennai – 2009
  • International Film Festival, Nagpur, India – 2009

The Film:
Animal sacrifice goes unabated in some parts of India despite globalization and modern lifestyles. The animation short film The Farmer & His Goat is a sincere attempt at discouraging the evil practice in the best way possible – by creating a hypothetical situation where man himself becomes the victim of sacrifice at the hands of the very animal which he has been slaughtering in the name of religion for centuries now-RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

Creative Team:
Govind Rajeswar, Sachin Punde & Parag Warade

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A Garden Dream – Animation short film


  • Student Short Film category at the prestigious FICCI-FRAMES BAF Awards, International Film Festival, Mumbai – February 2009
  • CTSF Awards, Chennai, India – 2009
  • AAROHI Film Festival, Mumbai, India. 2009
  • CMS VATAVARAN Environment & Wildlife Film Festival, New Delhi – October 2009
  • Gateway awards, Anna University Chennai – September 2009
  • International Film Festival, Nagpur, India – September 2009
  • Student Animation Film, Character Designing, Story and Poster categories at Kolkatha 2009, The Animation Society of Kolkata (TASK) – February 2009

The Film:
Cleanliness as a value used to be taught early on in schools once upon a time. The kids of today have too many distractions to focus on this value anymore. A Garden Dream is an animation short film which attempts to speak directly to kids about the importance of keeping surroundings clean in a fantastic way-RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

Creative Team:
Aarthi R, Nilesh Mhaisne, Tushar Sule

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Chamki – 2D Animation Short Film


  • 1st Prize: Arena Best & Brightest Awards, Mumbai (2009)
  • 3rd Prize – International Film Festival, Nagpur, India – September 2009


  • Kolkatha09 Awards, TASK, Kolkata, India. February 2009

The Film:
Even in the 21st century, the girl child in India continues to be looked down upon by a highly discriminating society. Holding a bold lens to this hapless plight is the animation short film ‘Chamki’ which highlights the harsh treatment meted out to the protagonist. The film uses a strong metaphor to voice a strong concern to stop the discrimination and allow the girl child the freedom to pursue her dreams and aspirations without prejudice-RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

Creative Team:
Nupur Agarwal, Govind Gujar and Rajsekhar Nayani

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TRASHHED! – 2D Animation short film


  • 1st Prize, International Film Festival, Nagpur, India – September 2009


  • AAROHI Film Festival, Mumbai, India – April 2009
  • Nominated in the Children’s Film Category at the 16th International Children’s Film  Festival held at Hyderabad in November 2009

The Film:
More often than not, trash is found strewn everywhere except where it belongs – inside the trash bin; thus, defeating the very purpose of the trash bin. TRASHHED! is an animation short film that highlights this tragic state of our trash bins today and suggests people to be a little more mindful and throw trash in the trash bin and not all around it-RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

Creative Team:
Pranay Bura, Varun M, Srinivaas B, Ravi Kiran

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