An award is something given to a person, a group of people, or an organization to recognize their excellence in a certain field; a certificate of excellence. This is precisely what you will find here, with news and coverage around various domestic and global awards nights.

India’s ‘Court’ to compete with films from 80 other countries at the Oscars
9:00 am PDT 09/10/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

India’s official entry to the Oscars – Court – will be competing with films from 80 other countries in the Foreign Language Film category for the 88th Academy Awards. The Academy has received film entries from 81 countries in this category this year, which includes Paraguay – a first-time entrant. The Marathi language film Court is directed by Chaitanya Tamhane. Giving Court tough competition will also be renowned director Majid Majidi’s Iranian film Muhammad: The Messenger of God, which is Iran’s official entry to the Oscars this year. On the other … Read More

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Critics’ Choice Television Awards and Movie Awards gets merged into one
12:30 pm PDT 01/10/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The Critics’ Choice Television Awards and The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will be combined into one three-hour event for the first time which will air on Sunday in mid January – a shift from its recent Thursday night slot. The 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards will air on A&E Networks on 17 January, and the event will be will be preceded by one-hour red-carpet coverage. It will feature winners picked by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association and the Broadcast Film Critics … Read More

Palestinian Animation, Wanted 18 in the race for Foreign Language at the Oscars
10:00 am PDT 01/09/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The Wanted 18, a hybrid animated documentary about 18 cows on the lam from the Israeli army during the First Intifada resistance to the occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, will represent Palestine in the running for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. Directed by Palestinian cartoonist Amer Shomali and Canadian Paul Cowan, the film creatively blends animation, interviews and reenactments to tell the story of the cows, which were used for “independent milk production” on a Palestinian … Read More

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