Instituted with the philosophy of honoring the best in the Indian Animation, VFX and Games space, CNBC TV18 and Arena Animation’s prestigious Golden Cursor Animation Awards 09 (GCA), is inviting entries from all across the country. The deadline for receiving the entries has been extended to 5th March 2009.
A panel constituting of Animation experts from The Cell (The TV18 graphics & animation team), Arena Animation, AnimationXpress.com & Tech2 editorial team, will do the first screening and filter the entries on the basis of pre-determined parameters. The entries will then be adjudged by the panel of stalwarts and experts from the Indian animation industry whose names will be announced soon.
Commenting on the importance of the event, Anuj Kacker, Global Head, Arena Animation, said, “India is home to some of the world’s best creative talent that has produced work of global standard. At Arena Animation it has been our constant endeavor to nurture and refine that talent and give a platform to all those creative people to showcase their work to the global audience. Golden Cursor award is a manifestation of these efforts”.
Speaking on GCA, Neel Chowdhury, Vice President, Marketing, CNBC-TV18 and CNBC AWAAZ, said, “Indian Animation industry has proved itself as being one of the best in the world. From being an outsourcing destination for animation it is increasingly being recognized for its creative contribution. GCA recognizes the strides made by the Indian Animators and honors the best in the animation sector”.
In its second year, GCA is broadening its horizons with the inclusion of VFX and Gaming categories under its umbrella along with animation. A whole new list of categories including Best VFX sequence in a feature film, Best Online Casual Game, Best Animated Edutainment Content amongst others has been added and the awards are open for both students and professionals.