Arena Animation and CNBC-TV18 have instituted the Golden Cursor Animation Awards in recognition of 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 would be evaluating all nominations and the winners would be felicitated at a gala ceremony in early 2008.
R Krishnan, Global Head, Arena Animation, said, “The Indian animation industry has been witnessing tremendous growth in the last few years. It is poised to reach $1 billion in the next three years. This Award is an initiative to give our creative professionals recognition in the animation industry.”
The 16 categories for nominations include Best Animation Film (2D and 3D), Best Animation in a Film, Best Animation Ad (TVC), Best 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, and Best Animation Game - Online/Educational, among others.
The last date for submission of entries is January 15, 2008. Only work of Indian origin, created in English, Hindi or any Indian language, and released only to the Indian audience between January 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007, can be submitted.