Chandigarh animators win big at FrameFlixx Awards

MUMBAI: The first Frameflixx Awards for Animation, Visual Effects & Short Films at Mumbai saw student animators from Chandigarh taking away five awards.

Frameboxx Animation organized the competition with an aim to bring together talented student animators and artists on a unique platform with the industry and showcase & reward their creativity.

“The first edition of Frameflixx Awards was a resounding success and had an extensive participation from student animators, visual effects artists and film makers from across the country. FrameFlixx had been a unique initiative of Frameboxx to recognize the best creative talent in our country,” said Frameboxx Animation and Visual Effects executive director and CEO Naveen Gupta.

Among the many categories of awards, students from Frameboxx Chandigarh bagged the Silver Trophy in the Best Animation Film category for their film ‘Child’s Play,’ which aimed to create awareness on the impact of industrialization and environmental damage on our planet. This film was spearheaded by Ankur Kapoor along with a team of students which included Atul Kashyap, Harjeet Singh, Isha Walia, Parvinder Singh and Rajan Sharma and was also recently nominated at the FICCI BAF Awards held in Mumbai.

Ankur Kapoor, who has number of international and national awards in the past for his animation and live action short films, was awarded the Platinum Achievers’ Trophy along with the Best Live Action Film Award for his film ‘Half the Truth’ at the FrameFlixx Awards. Harneet Singh, also from Frameboxx Chandigarh was awarded the Best Post-Production Demoreel Award for Excellence in Visual Effects that he prepared during the tenure of his course.

Paramjit Singh bagged the coveted Animation Grand Challenger Trophy chosen from among more than 50 entries received from all major animation training brands across India.

The Chandigarh centre also bagged the maximum number of nominations with their Visual Effects film 9 Minutes and When on Road being nominated for the Best Visual Effects Film category and Atul Kashyap being nominated for the Animation Grand Challenger Award.

The 1st FrameFlixx Awards received more than 300 entries for animation, visual effects and short films made by the students from all across India which were judged by a panel comprising Pankaj Khandpur from Tata Elxsi, Aijaz Rashid from Prime Focus, Biju.D. from Fablefarm Studios, Vaibhav Kumaresh from Vaibhav Studios, Uttam Pal Singh, an independent animation film maker, Steve Wright from Steve Wright Digital FX, Los Angeles, Greg Acuna from Palaflicks, Veerendra Patil from Paprikaas Interactive, Seshaprasad from Rhythm & Hues, Xavier Roig, a VFX Supervisor, Chris Joyce & Jim Butler from Anglia Ruskin University, UK among others.

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