Filmmaking talent is now been recognized at the grass root levels. Mumbai-based animation education major Frameboxx Animation & Visual Effects recently held the first edition of its annual short-film awards, Frameflixx.
The awards saw participation from animation, visual effects and short films made by the institute's students from all across India. Present on the occasion were Rajesh Turakhia, Managing Director, Frameboxx Animation & Visual Effects, Naveen Gupta, Executive Director & CEO and Manmohan Shetty along with several industry stalwarts.
Aimed at creating a convergence platform for the Indian animation and visual effects industry to come together under one roof and to encourage students, the awards were given in four open categories, viz, the best visual effects short, best animation clip, best live action video and the best motion graphic.
Apart from this, there were Recognition awards - The Frameflixx Platinum Achievers' Award for Excellence in Visual Effects, Electronic Advertising, Animation Film Production & Short Film Production. There was also an Award for a Veteran in the Animation Industry for their invaluable Support to the Animation Industry.
The awards were preceded by curtain raiser events across all Frameboxx locations in Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Indore, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Surat.
The awardees are as follows:
FrameFlixx Motion Graphics Grand Challenger Award 2009
Ashwita & Oniel - Frameboxx Andheri
FrameFlixx Visual Effects Grand Challenger Award 2009
Divyam Mehrotra - ICAT Chennai
FrameFlixx Live Action Grand Challenger Award 2009
Varun Sahu - Frameboxx Bandra
FrameFlixx Animation Grand Challenger Award 2009
Paramjit Singh - Frameboxx Chandigarh
Frameflixx Award for the Best Pre-Production Student ShowReel
K Prabhudas - Frameboxx DilsukhNagar
Frameflixx Award for the Best Production Student ShowReel
Subbu Ranga Reddy - Frameboxx Ameerpet
Frameflixx Award for the Best Post-Production Student ShowReel
Harneet Singh - Frameboxx Chandigarh
Frameflixx Award for the Best Visual Effects Short Film
Super Sach - Frameboxx East of Kailash
Frameflixx Award for the Best Live Action Short Film
Half The Truth - Frameboxx Chandigarh
Frameflixx Award for the Best Animated Short Film
2nd Runner Up - My Friend Noju - Frameboxx South Ex., Delhi
1st Runner Up - Child's Play - Frameboxx Chandigarh
Winner - My India, My Pride - Frameboxx KamlaNagar, Delhi