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Kidscreen Awards 2016 calls for entries; incorporates iKids Awards as well
1:00 pm PDT 21/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Heading into its seventh year of celebrating excellence in children’s television, Kidscreen Awards 2016 has added a new set of categories to also pay tribute to the market’s best digital media content, products and platforms for kids. The following Digital Categories for Preschool (0 to 5) and Kids (6 and up), which were previously presented separately as iKids Awards, are being incorporated into the Kidscreen Awards program for the first time this year: Best eBook Best Game App (Smartphone) Best … Read More


Ishu Patel to lead animation jury at Shanghai, Andrey Zvyagintsev to head main jury
11:00 am PDT 27/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

NEW DELHI: India-born Ishu Patel will head the animation jury at the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival while the Russian film-maker Andrey Zvyganitsev will be the President of the Golden Goblet Awards jury. The Festival is being held from 13 to 21 June. Ishu Patel, an animation film director/producer and educator, joined the National Film Board of Canada to study animation in 1972. For twenty-five years under the NFB mandate, Patel produced and directed personal animated films and mentored young filmmakers. There he adapted and developed … Read More


An animated medical film on eye surgery wins International award
1:00 pm PDT 18/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

An 8 minute film with live footage and animation created by Sreenyug Creations (Pune) and Nethradhama Eye Hospital (Bangalore) won the first prize at the ASCRS(American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) conference at San Diego recently. It was very well appreciated and has generated lot of interest amongst researchers and eye doctors across the world. The name of the award is ‘New Director/ Young Physician award’. This prestigious award is awarded to an ophthalmologist who enters the video competition … Read More


Prime Focus dominates eight Indian nominations at Apollo Awards
10:30 am PDT 15/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

NEW DELHI: Eight Indian entries have been shortlisted for the Apollo Awards for television programming in Asia to be presented next month in Singapore. There are a total of 15 categories for the awards, to be announced 18 June in conjunction with BroadcastAsia 2014 – the 19th International Digital Multimedia & Entertainment Technology Exhibition and Conference, at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. First launched in 2005, the Apollo Awards is an initiative aimed at honouring the best in production and post-production … Read More


Technicolor to be honoured for its contribution towards Hollywood
3:30 pm PDT 28/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

On 1 May, Technicolor will receive the Hollywood Arts Council ‘Industry Founders Award’ at the 29th Annual Charlie Awards, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.  The Charlie Awards recognises companies that are making significant cultural contributions to the Hollywood community. The ‘Industry Founders’ Award has only been accorded three times previously; Hollywood Arts Council executive director, Shauna McClure said: “The Hollywood Arts Council is thrilled to be honoring Technicolor’s enduring legacy with a Charlie Award. After all, where would we be without Technicolor?  … Read More


Dolby’s ‘Silent’ bags Two Daytime Emmy Awards at the Creative Arts Ceremony
6:30 pm PDT 27/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Dolby Laboratories has all the reason to rejoice as its short animated film Silent won two Daytime Emmy Awards at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Daytime Creative Arts Emmys ceremony, held on Friday, 24 April, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. Created in conjunction with Moonbot Studios and CAA Marketing, a division of entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Silent represents the evolution of film technology from the silent-film era to the present day. The three-minute film celebrates … Read More


Milk wins second VFX Bafta for ‘Dr.Who’
2:30 pm PDT 27/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

VFX house Milk has won another VFX Bafta for its work on the BBC’s Doctor Who episode Deep Breath, screened last summer. Milk won the award alongside BBC Wales VFX and special effects companies Millennium FX and Real SFX who created the practical effects for the episode. The focus of Milk’s work on Deep Breath was creating the sinister Half-Face Man character. Milk replaced one entire side of actor Peter Ferdinando’s head in 87 of the 117 digital shots. It involved creating a CG hollow cage-like … Read More


Aadarsh’s Purple Turtle bags licensor of the year publishing award
11:00 pm PDT 26/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Inspired by the vision of innovate in India, media and entertainment company Aadarsh has won the Licensor of the year- publishing award at Indian eRetail Congress 2015. Aadarsh is the owner of Purple Turtle, an Indian animated character that has gone global and created success stories in 27 countries. Aadarsh is mainly involved in IP creation, publishing, printing and licensing services of toons and characters focused on school genre. The award recognises the innovative measures and benchmarks set by Aadarsh in the domain … Read More


Dolby Honoured with Two Red Dot Product Design Awards
10:00 am PDT 07/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Dolby Laboratories recently earned a 2015 Red Dot Award for Dolby Cinema and a 2015 Red Dot Honourable Mention for the Dolby Conference Phone, both for outstanding product design. Since 1954, the Red Dot competitions have been among the most renowned international product design competitions, with annual awards selected by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Germany, known worldwide as a “qualification and communication centre for industry, politics, and society.” Dolby Cinema Wins 2015 Red Dot Design Award Combining powerful image … Read More


Aura Cinematics’ animated film ‘Sound of Joy’ gets a National Film Award
2:30 pm PDT 01/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The jury of the 62nd National Film Awards announced the list of winners for the year gone by for both Hindi as well as regional movies created in India. The Best Animation Film category saw the award go to Sound of Joy directed by Sukankan Roy for its flowing and engaging storytelling. The 52 minute long movie tells the story of modern day kids, struggling with their aspirations and expectations and how they get inspired by stories of Biley (Childhood … Read More


‘Big Hero 6′, ‘SpongeBob’ win big at Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Animation Awards
3:00 pm PDT 31/03/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids Choice Awards recently aired on Saturday night and will be available on Nickelodeon On Demand, Nick App and Nick.com. The awards ceremony was hosted by Favourite Male Singer pick Nick Jonas. Taking home the coveted orange blimps for the toon categories were SpongeBob SquarePants (Favourite Cartoon) and Walt Disney Animation Studio’s Big Hero 6 (Favourite Animated Movie). Angelina Jolie was named Favourite Villain for her role in Disney’s live-action Maleficent and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 swept the film category, taking home … Read More


BAFTA Games Award 2015 awards winners announced
1:30 pm PDT 13/03/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) Games Award 2015 were announced last night with alien shooter Destiny and mobile puzzler Monument Valley winning big at the awards night. The ceremony hosted by Rufus Hound saw Destiny win the Best Video Game award while the latter was awarded the Best British Game and Best Mobile and Handheld. Accepting the award Bungie’s president thanked Destiny’s players. “It’s always a labour of love that we do because of the passion of … Read More