India’s leading Animation, VFX and Multimedia institute, Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) South Extension, Pitampura and Rajouri Garden presented the 4th edition of annual “Delhi CG Animation Awards” at DilliHaat, INA, New Delhi on 11 April, 2015.
DCGAA, as it is fondly called, is a platform where the industry and education in the Media and Entertainment sector comes together. professional filmmakers, photographers, game designers, corporate designers, visual effects studios, architectural animation studios, animated – filmmaking industry veterans and students are the participants and audience of DCGAA, which received 2,000+ submissions in its 2015 edition.
MAAC has always strived to create platforms for raising the awareness among the youth about the latest trends in the CG Imaging Industry. Delhi CG Animation Awards 2015 was an effort in the same direction. There were two parallel objectives for conducting Delhi CG Animation Awards; recognition & education. Recognition of the emerging and established talents in the Computer Generated Imagery Industry & education of students and professionals about the available opportunities, challenges, technologies and recognised industry standards.
As in all its previous editions, DCGAA had an esteemed panel consisting of reputed Studios like Sparrow Interactive, Pencillati, AffleAppstudioz, Riverbank Studios and Verve Studios as a part of its jury along with names like Abir Aich, AVP – Aptech, and Pradeep Sawant, technical head – North Zone, MAAC to review and determine the winners in categories ranging from 3D, VFX, Live Action, 2D and Stop Motion Film Making.
Talking about the quality of entries received, Pradeep Sawant said: “The quality of creative skills showcased this year is a yardstick of how quickly the Indian Animation Industry is matching up to theInternational quality output”
The zestful day of the event started with screening of Student Closed Category movies made by 700+ students across MAAC South Extension, Pitampura and Rajouri Garden. Many activities like T-Shirt Painting, Superhero Mask-making, Graffiti Making, Live DP Making Competition and Call of Duty Gaming Competitions were organized for the students. Winners were rewarded with gifts and merchandises from MAAC, Honda and Wacom.
The Awards Distribution Ceremony of DCGAA 2015 was opened with the traditional Lamp Lighting Ceremony by Deepak Choudhary, director – MAAC South Extension, Pitampura and Rajouri Garden, Bhavika Chauhan, AVP – MAAC, Rachit Mathur, regional manager – North, MAAC, and Pradeep Sawant in the evening. 43 awards were presented throughout the evening to the winners. Studios, student teams and individuals, all were recognised for excellence in their work in the industry at thisgala event.
Anxiousness and enthusiasm of the audiences that was already on its peak, went over the roof when the lead Actresses of the movie Margherita with a straw – Kalki Koechlin and Sayani Gupta took over the stage of Delhi CG Animation Awards 2015 and danced and hummed to the tunes of their upcoming flick.
To add on to the ever high spirits of the masses, Annu Kapoor along with the team of his upcoming Bollywood satire – Jai Ho Democracy, Ranjit Kapoor. director, Bikramjeet Singh Bhullar – co-director and producer and Luv Mehta from Ray N Brotherhood interacted with the crowd.
MAAC AVP Bhavika Chauhan summarised the night with fitting words, “MAAC is the only education brand which puts Industry and Student development in its priority list. Delhi CG Animation Awards 2015 reinforces MAAC’s strong commitment towards spreading awareness about Animation and VFX film making across masses! MAAC Rocks!”
The evening culminated with a lot of eyes shining with pride for their work and the recognition achieved. The night of Delhi CG Animation Awards 2015 has just left every one of its audience gaping in awe of what they witnessed and wishing for the next edition to come soon!