Arena Animation along with CNBC-TV18 have instituted The Golden Cursor Animation Awards. These awards are initiated in recognition to the booming Animation industry in India. The awards will serve as a benchmark for excellence in animation in India and present to the world, the creative genius of the country.
An eminent panel of jury will be evaluating all nominations and the winners will be felicitated at a gala ceremony early next year.
“Indian Animation Industry has been witnessing a tremendous growth in the last few years. It is poised to reach one billion dollars in the next three years. This award is an initiative to give our creative professionals a recognition in the animation industry” says . R. Krishnan, Global Head, Arena Animation,
The 16 categories for nominations include Best Animation Film (2D&3D), Best Animation in a Film, Best Animation Ad (TVC), Best Student,Amateur Animation Film, Best New Animation style, Best Animation Public service Ad, Best Animated character of the year, Best Animation-Live Action Combo – TV Commercial, Best Animation-Live Action Combo – Film, Best Title Sequence – Film or TV, Best online Animation Sequence, Best Animated Mobile Content, Best Animation Based TV Channel, Best animation game-online/educational etc.
The last date for submission of entries is 15th January, 2008. Only work of Indian origin, created either in English, Hindi or any Indian language, and released only to Indian audience between 1st January 2006 to 30th June 2007, can be submitted.