23rd DigiCon6 Asia Awards announces India winners; to compete at the DigiCon6 Asia finals

23rd DigiCon6 Asia Award India winners have been announced. 

As the official media partners for DigiCon6 Asia Awards, we at AnimationXpress are proud to share that we received a total of 104 entries even in these trying times of the pandemic. They were judged by the distinguished Jury who selected the winners from India. 

Organised and held by Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings (TBS) throughout Asia including Japan, DigiCon6 awards have encouraged and honored talented short filmmakers and animation creators. 

Animated shorts – Seen it by Studio Eeksaurus Productions has bagged the Gold, Retirement by Sawanti Das and An Initiative by Girgit Studios have won the silver while Balaram J’s Story of a beginning has received the Next Generation award. 

Commenting on the win, Das shared, “I would like to express my gratitude to 23 Digicon6 ASIA and Animation Xpress for this prestigious recognition. This film is very close to me as this is my first film. I am full of rejoicing as this film is getting so much recognition. Thanks to my friends, family, and mentors for supporting me through this journey.”

Speaking about the win, an exultant Studio Eeksaurus’ Suresh Eriyat said, “It is a celebratory moment. This film has a very special place for me personally as it is based on my father’s stories. My father is 90 right now and it has been involved as a tribute to my father who told me so many stories in my childhood and made my imagination so fertile. Apart from that, someone as young as Aditi could work with me as the director of this film and develop this film painstakingly for the last eighteen months. She has developed it with a lot of love and affection and it shows in the way it has been shown across the world in various festivals. I am extremely happy that this kind of honor is coming to this film yet again from Digicon. It is very special for us.”

Winner of the Next Generation, Balaram J shared, “It is very humbling to have won the ‘Next Geneation’ title from India at the 23rd Digicon6 Asia. I’m excited about the new world Digicon6 opens up to me. Oru Thudakathinte Kadha (Story of a Beginning) is a very personal story. It’s inspired from my childhood memories and recent ideological conflicts. It gives so much happiness to see more people relating to the film, and thus to the conflict the children face in the film. Story of a Beginning explores eternal human search for meanings and beginnings in life. The film also talks about our never ending conflict of difference in ideas, believes and faiths. I’m very thankful to AnimationXpress for informing me about competition and helping me submit the film. I hope to attend the event at Tokyo this November. Wishing happiness and peace to all.”

Deb from Girgit Studios that won the silver shared, “This film is very close to my heart. We are happy to have won the award. Arshia, Mridu and Fulwari are three entrepreneurs from Assam, Rajasthan and Telangana. While waiting for their venture funding event to begin, they find themselves opening up their hearts, sharing about their entrepreneurial journey, experiences and hardships. Despite their varied cultures, upbringing and nature of businesses, they find a connection with each other. They take home some learnings, maybe more valuable than just the funds they had come for to the event.”

These winners will be competing alongside other Asian countries as official entries from India at the DigiCon6 Asia finals to be held in November 2020.  We wish the winners all the very best for the upcoming grand finale!