Star India, Graphiti, 2nz bag 2 each at 4th Seagate Technical Awards

There ought to be a rule making it cumpulsory for all nominees to attend award functions!
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Graphiti CTO Munjal Shroff proudly poses with his 2 trophies
Held on 27 October at Mumbai’s YB Chavan auditorium and organised by the same people that manage Broadcast India , The 4th Seagate Technical Awards for excellence in digital technology in films and television grew bigger this year, recieving 180 entries across 14 categories which included visual effects, animation, editing and digital film making. It was however sad to see quite a few winners not going up to receive their trophies. While Star India, Graphiti Multimedia, 2nz animation were the big winners in animation, pocketing 2 awards each, VCL, United Entertainment and Rajtaru figured prominently in the FX categories. United entertainment got in the FX award for Lakshya, and MEL bagged the honors for the best 3D in films for its work in ‘Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai’. Thanks to its generous usage of top quality and creative animation in its channel IDs and fillers, Channel V was one of the most frequently occuring names on the nominee lists. In the category of Best 2d for commercials and promos, 5 of the 6 nominations went to Channel V.
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Channel V Very animated
Strong on 3D, Graphiti Multimedia bagged both of it’s awards in the 3D category, including Best 3D for TV for Cartoon Network’s ‘The Next Big Toon’ and the other for Best 3D in Commercials for its Barbie Kotex commercial. 2nz animation topscored in 2D, registering both of its wins in the 2D categories, including Best 2D for films for the Chal Hutt song in Shaadi Ka Laddoo and Best 2D for TV for The Adventures of Chota Birbal. Following is a complete list of nominees and winners – Seagate Technical Awards Nominees and Winners (Winners highlighted in blue) NOMINEE STUDIO CONTENT Category 1. Best Digital Visual FX in films – United Entertainment Solutions                         Lakshya Abhishek Dey MEL Krishna Cottage Tarun Agarwal Rajtaru Videosonic Main Hoon Naa Arjun/Honey Eagle Video Main Hoon Naa Pankaj Khanpur VCL Dhoom Category 2. Best Digital Visual FX in TV Bimanshu               Balaji Telefilms                            Karma BR Films Chamatkaar BR Films Aap Beeti MEL Sonpari Category 3. Best Digital Visual FX in Commercials/Promos/Shorts Arjun/Honey             Eagle Video                                Panasonic GD68 Pankaj Khanpur VCL Ruffles Lays Tarun Agarwal Rajtaru Videosonic Main Hoon Naa promos Sheetal Sudhir Star India Pvt Ltd Very V Harish Prabhu Star India Pvt Ltd Star Screen Promo Category 4. Best 3D in Films Wilson Louis                  MEL                  Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai VCL Agneepankh Arjun/Honey Eagle Video Main Hoon Naa Category 5. Best 3D in Commercials/Promos/Shorts Tilak Shetty/ Munjal Shroff         Graphiti Multimedia         Kotex Doll Pankaj Khanpur VCL Bolguard Pankaj Khanpur VCL Top Ramen Tilak Shetty/ Munjal Shroff Graphiti Multimedia AHBC Promo Sheetal Sudhir Star India Pvt Ltd Chase ID Category 6. Best 3D for TV Tilak Shetty/Munjal Shroff       Graphiti Multimedia        The Next Big Toon Bimanshu Balaji Telefilms Karma Rahul Joshi Aakar Digital Graphics Paperweight Mukund Wadhir MV 3D Art Fully automated storage system Category 7. Best 2D for films Kireet Khurana                 2nz Animation                Shaadi Ka Ladoo Category 8. Best 2D for Commercials/Promos Sheetal Sudhir               Star India Pvt Ltd              Santa Banta – WWF P Jayakumar Toonz Animation India Adventures of Hanuman promo Harish Prabhu Star India Pvt Ltd Dont go bananas Sheetal Sudhir Star India Pvt Ltd Save Electricity Sheetal Sudhir Star India Pvt Ltd Save Fuel – Hulk Sheetal Sudhir Star India Pvt Ltd Keep Dogs not aids Category 9. Best 2D for TV/Short Kireet Khurana             2nz Animation          The adventures of Chota Birbal Shrinivas G Arcsoft Animation School Run for your life Aman Sethia Audio Visuals Tales of Panchatantra (Home video) Category 10. Best 2D/3D – channel IDs Pankaj Khanpur                VCL                           Sony Music Tarun Agarwal Rajtaru Videosonic Red Chillies Sheetal Sudhir Star India Pvt Ltd The Chase (V) Sheetal Sudhir Star India Pvt Ltd Maha Logo (V) Category 11. Best NLE editing for feature Tarun Agarwal Rajtaru       Videosonic         I -Proud to be an Indian Category 12. Best NLE editing – TV /Docu/ Shorts            Indian Curry Pictures          Siyah Azadi Rakesh Sharma The Final Solution Ezeesoft Green revolution Zee Interactive Darkness in Life Abhijeet Satam Darkroom Entertainment Tyre kee Hawa Puncture Smile Creations Let’s Smile Category 13. Best NLE editing – Commercials /Promos Star India Pvt Ltd           Khakee Premiere Marc Info Mere Sapnon Ki Rani Smile Creations Waterbottle Star India Pvt Ltd (V) On the run Mrityunjay Mercedes Star India Pvt Ltd My Type TV Category 14. Best digital shortfilm/documentary Abhijeet Satam       Darkroom Entertainment        Tyre kee Hawa Puncture A Deshmukh No Smoking Indian Curry Pictures Siyah Azadi Zee Interactive Darkness in Life Smile Creations Let’s Smile Rakesh Sharma The Final Solution   connect@animationxpress.com