Print Edition - 2011-12-25  |  Life & Style

Celebrating animation in Nepal

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
Celebrating animation in Nepal

Dec 24, 2011-

One film 3D Animation Challenge 2011 organised by the Maya Animation Academy concluded with the announcement of the joint winners—Seru and No light. The screening of the short animated films was held in the capital on Thursday. The first of its kind, the animation challenge saw seven nominees selected among a total of 36.

The short films running for the final seven were Knowledge (director Ankit KC), The Tall Tale (Vidya Sagar Prajapati), Bad Day (Subigya Ratna Tuladhar), No Light (Sandesh Pradhan), Apotheosis (Pujesh Joshi), Seru (Deepak Limbu), and Sweet 16 (Ujjwal Nanda Bajracharya). The panel of judges comprised of journalist and film critic Bijaya Ratna Tuladhar, sound engineer Pradeep Upadhyay, film editor Rabindra Pandey and animators Suyogya Man Tuladhar and Karun Thapa. German animator and special guest at the show, Rena Kuf Faslega, appreciated the films and said that creativity in Nepal has always been powerful.

Among the winning films, Seru showed the friendship between a man and a dog while No Light depicted the ongoing reality of load shedding. The winners were awarded a cash prize of Rs 500,000 and will be sent to an international animation festival.

Managing director of Maya Animation Academy, Indra Lal Balami, promised to come with better ideas for the betterment of Nepali animation and announced that the prize money will be doubled next year.


Published: 25-12-2011 09:44

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