Awards

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.

MAAC Vashi’s Gravity 2017 ends on a successful note
7:01 pm PDT 15/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

MAAC Vashi organised its fourteenth annual award function Gravity 2017 on 12 August. Over the past 14 years, MAAC Vashi’s Gravity has become the leading 3D animation and VFX event in Navi Mumbai. Organised at Abbott hotel, the event was inaugurated by Prasad Vanarase and Sanjay Khanted (Director : Animax studios Ind Pvt Ltd) Abir Aich MAAC academic head Ashish Garg(Technical Head-West zone –MAAC) Gravity provided students of MAAC Vashi a chance to experience the production pipeline flow and understand the in and outs of working … Read More


Spark CG & Women in Animation announce WIA Diversity Awards
2:00 pm PDT 14/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Spark Computer Graphics Society (Spark CG) and Women in Animation (WIA) are pleased to announce the inaugural WIA Diversity Awards which will be presented at Spark Animation 2017 taking place from 26 to 29 October, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. Established to celebrate outstanding contributions to diversity and inclusion in the animation industry, the inaugural WIA Diversity Awards will be awarded in three categories: to an organization, to an individual and to a film. The WIA Board will select the winners … Read More


Pencillati Studios’ ‘Far The Days Come’ and Turtle in Motion’s ‘Shonku Diaries’ win at Delhi CG Animation Awards
2:00 pm PDT 10/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Delhi CG Animation Awards is a platform where the Industry and education in media and entertainment sector come together. It has always strived as a platform for raising awareness amongst the youth about the latest trends in the digital design industry and this year too it has kept the tradition intact. The awards are given in 28 categories with one winner in each. The categories for the students of MAAC have three winners in each. Far The Days Come by … Read More


43 Awards to be presented today at the Delhi CG Animation Awards 2017
11:30 am PDT 08/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

India’s leading Animation and Multimedia institute, Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematic (MAAC South Extension, Rajouri Garden, and Pitampura) presents the 6th edition of annual “Delhi CG Animation Awards”, at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi today, 8 May, 2017. Delhi CG Animation Awards is a platform where the Industry and education in media and entertainment sector come together. It has received overwhelming participation in each of its previous five editions, and the sixth edition of Delhi CG Animation Awards got a greater volume of participation. … Read More


DWA’s ‘Trollhunters’ wins big at 44th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
2:30 pm PDT 29/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Ahead of the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards which is set to be held on 30 April, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) on 28 April, 2017 announced the winners of the 44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, sponsored by Yangaroo. The gala was held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Southern California. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards honours the crafts behind the daytime television programming. This year, Amazon and Netflix topped the award winners list … Read More


Mahayoddha Rama’s journey from inception to winning National Film Awards was nothing less than a roller-coaster ride
7:00 pm PDT 17/04/2017 By Anshita Bhatt

You just have to wait. The dots really join. That is what director Rohit Vaid believes. And that is how things worked for them. From the release of the fist teaser trailer in 2008 to the official release in September 2016 to the movie hitting screens on 4 November, 2016 and eventually winning the National Film Awards in 2017, Mahayoddha Rama is one film in the Indian cinema that has come a long way since its inception. The animated feature based … Read More


‘Mahayoddha Rama’ awarded best animation film at the 64th National Film Awards
6:00 pm PDT 07/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The 64 National Film Awards announced its winners this morning. Encompassing the entire Indian cinema, the annual National Film Awards honour the best films of 2016. Hum Chitra Banate Hai won the Best Animation Film award in the Non-feature Film category. Directed by Nina Sabnani, animated by Piyush Verma and Shyam Sundar Chatterjee and produced by IDA and IIT Mumbai, Hum Chitra Banate Hai is a playfully warm story that brings to life India’s traditional art by incorporating it innovatively … Read More


Yet to be released kids’ program ‘Trigo’ tops the number of nominations for BAF Awards 2017
11:00 am PDT 21/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The Best Animated Frames or BAF awards was initiated in 2004 by FICCI to recognise the efforts of students and professionals from the field of animation. With the 18th edition of FICCI Frames underway at Hotel Renaissance in Mumbai, the awards would be back tomorrow. The awards take entries from the sections of animation, visual effects and gaming. With just 24 hours remaining before the accolades are given away to the deserving ones, here’s a look at this year’s nominees: … Read More


‘Overwatch’ and ‘Uncharted 4’ continue dominating awards, this time at SXSW
5:45 pm PDT 20/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Another awards recognising the best games from the previous year was held over the weekend. South by South West or SXSW not only showed off amazing tech, music and movies but also paid stern attention to gaming. It didn’t come as a surprise when Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End won the highest accolade of the evening, the ‘Game of The Year’. Apart from the most prestigious title, the offering from Naughty Dog studios also won best Visual Achievement, Excellence in … Read More


Stereo D makes its mark on the Lumiere Awards
10:00 am PDT 15/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Deluxe’s Stereo D had many reasons to smile at the 28th Lumiere Awards by the Advanced Imaging Society held on 12 Feb, 2017 at Warner Bros Studios in Los Angeles. While Disney/Lucas Film’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story walked away with the best 2D to 3D conversion in live action feature and Marvel’s Doctor Strange won the best stereography for live action award and the Best 3D Scene of the year awards. Both these movies were stereo-converted by the … Read More


‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’, ‘Inside’ and ‘Firewatch’ lead the 2017 British Academy Games Awards nominations
12:00 pm PDT 10/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

2016 has been a great year for gaming. Although, there were a lot of terrific releases in the past year, some games like Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Blizzard’s Overwatch, Playdead’s Inside and Niantic’s Pokemon Go have bagged accolades across various awards. Now, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominees for the  2017 British Academy Games Awards. Three games managed to outshine others in the nominations at least. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s … Read More


‘Among the Black Waves’ by Anna Budanova walks away with the Grand Prix at the 36th Anima Festival
3:30 pm PDT 06/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The 36th Brussels International Animation Film Festival, Anima 2017, came to a close on Sunday (5 March) evening with an attendance that greatly exceeded the record of 42,000 visitors reached last year. After a ten-day invasion of the Flagey studios and theatres, the curtain came down on the Festival with the much awaited announcements of the competition winners, followed by the screening of Roger Mainwood’s feature Ethel and Ernest and the awarded films. The international jury – made up of Rémi Durin … Read More