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Bit film-12 Digital Film Festival, Germany – Dilsukhnagar Arena attracts international nomination

‘Feel the punch’, a hilarious short film crafted by students of Dilsukhnagar Arena Animation was honoured with a prestigious nomination at the Annual Bit Film Digital Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany.

After Monstra-2011 Lisbon Animated Film Festival in Portugal, this is the second international nomination for ‘Feel the punch’. The film has already created a record of sorts by capturing seven coveted awards till date apart from emerging a rage on You Tube with its video registering well over 8 lakh clicks (8,23,401) till date (13 Oct, 2011).

Feel the punch is a 3D Animation Short Film which presents a funny encounter between a youngster, a girl and a beggar.

The prestigious nomination is a testament to Dilsukhnagar Arena’s capabilities in and commitment to grooming top-class Animation talent. Dilsukhnagar Arena is India’s largest Digital Media Academy reputed for its world-class infrastructure and outcome-driven revolutionary paradigms that have afforded rewarding careers for scores of students till date-RajaSekhar Buggaveeti


About Bit film-12 Digital Film Festival

The Bitfilm Festival is organised by Bitfilm Networks GmbH, based in Hamburg (Germany). It was founded in 2000 as a festival for digital film in Hamburg. In 2011, the Bitfilm Festival will take place on the Internet, in Germany’s media capital Hamburg and in India’s hi-tech metropolis Bangalore.

Bitfilm Festival has been showing films that use digital technology in a creative and innovative way. The Bitfilm Festival takes place on the Internet and in two cities each year: Hamburg and Barcelona in 2007, Hamburg and Stuttgart in 2008, Hamburg and Tel Aviv in 2009. It had guest appearances in Paris, Barcelona, New York, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Berlin and Cologne.

The award categories at the festival include: 3D Space Award: All genres in 3D animation | FM Mix Award: All genres which mix techniques – 3D & 2D animation, live action and Machinima Award: All genres shot live inside a computer game or a virtual world-RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

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Another animated winner from DNA Inc. interns

Another animated winner from DNA Inc. interns

Cecelia – The Balcony Girl, a 3D Animation short film by DNA Inc. interns won the 2nd prize in the ‘Student Film Category’ (Best Animation Short).

‘Cecelia – The Balcony Girl’, a 3D Animation short film by DNA Inc. interns won the 2nd prize in the ‘Student Film Category’ (Best Animation Short) at the 4th India International Cinema Today Short Film Awards (CTSF) held at Chennai, Tamilnadu, India from 29 to 31, July, 2011.

This is the 11th in a string of coveted awards for the numerous 3D Animation short films crafted by interns of DNA Inc. (The path-breaking CG internship program from Dilsukhnagar Arena, India’s Largest Digital Media Academy)

The film is already a rage on You Tube with its video registering a staggering 4.38 clicks till date. ‘Cecelia – The Balcony Girl’ is all about a youngster’s attempts to impress a beautiful girl next door, an act that leads to some seriously funny moments.

The coveted CTSF award for ‘Cecelia-The Balcony Girl’ acknowledges DNA Inc.’s devotion to and competence in grooming studio-ready CG Artists-RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

Watch this awesome entertainer at http://www.balconygirl.in

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-RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

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

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

It’s raining awards for ‘Feel the punch’: a humorous 3D Animation short from Dilsukhnagar Arena

4 prestigious awards so far and there’s no stopping ‘Feel the punch’. A tummy-tickling Animation short film featuring brilliantly designed characters, ‘Feel the punch’ continued its winning streak at the awards circuit to capture its 5th award: ‘Best Animated Movie’ at a glittering awards function held on the 26th of February, 2011 at Chennai.

‘Feel the punch’ was conceptualized and created in just 70 days by a team of 22 students from Dilsukhnagar Arena using Maya 2009, Foundry Nuke and Photoshop in a real-time environment and under the able guidance of industry-experienced mentors. The students had the privilege of working on production-class technologies and access to the best library that any Animation training facility in India can boast of–Dilsukhnagar Arena.

With over 12 years of proven experience in grooming industry-ready Animation, VFX and Web Artists, Dilsukhnagar Arena is widely acknowledged as the choice destination for students across India who wish to pursue a rewarding career in the digital media industry. The influential Animation training at Dilsukhnagar Arena enriched with a steady stream of pioneering value-additions ensures that students are well-grounded in the craft and are fully prepared for their careers in the industry.

Dilsukhnagar Arena participated in the 2009 edition of the Gateway Awards Festival, and captured the top honour in the Animation category for its 2D Animation short film ‘FUEL DUEL’ apart from winning prestigious nominations for its 2D Animation short films ‘A GARDEN DREAM’ and ‘THE FARMER AND HIS GOAT’. The award for ‘Feel the punch’ this year at Gateway underlined Dilsukhnagar Arena’s extended success at this prestigious national-level festival-RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

For more details, click here:

http://www.animationxpress.com/index.php?file=story&id=35401

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.

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.

RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

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.