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Dilsukhnagar Arena clean sweeps awards in the Animation films category at SDFFH-2010

Capturing the BEST ANIMATION FILM AWARD and SPECIAL JURY AWARD respectively for the Animation Short Films HUGO vs Lino and FEEL THE PUNCH, Dilsukhnagar Arena students flashed the V-sign at the Short and Documentary Film Festival Hyderabad-2010 organized by Hyderabad Film Club from September 24-28 at Ravindra Bharathi Auditorium, Hyderabad.

Both the award-winning 3D Animation short films were passionately created in High-Definition by budding students of Animation from Dilsukhnagar Arena as part of their industry-oriented Animation training programs. Hugo vs Lino is a sci-fi action thriller with a plot rewound from the future while Feel the punch is a hilarious take on quotidian street encounters and generates enough laughs to win you over.


Artistically appealing character designs, stylized modeling and shining digital quality complemented the entertaining story lines as the crisp narration left the viewers spell-bound and took the films to a happing landing on the judge’s score sheets.

The exciting four-day carnival which attracted no less than 100 entries in diverse categories climaxed to the awards-ceremony on the last day of the festival: September 28, 2010. Tollywood veterans Dr. D.Ramanaidu, Mrs. Jayasudha & Comedian AVS and FDC Chairman Mr. Parthasaradhi graced the festival and personally gave away the awards to the proud winners. The Best Animation Film Award for HUGO VS LINO came with a cash prize of Rs. 10, 000/-, a special memento and a certificate of appreciation.

While this is the first award for "Hugo vs Lino", the film "Feel the punch" already has a very prestigious award to its credit-The TASI Viewer's Choice Award (Anifest India-2010). Two other Animation short films-Yugapurushudu and Bee in the Bonnet from Dilsukhnagar Arena were honoured with special screenings at SDFFH-2010 as the auditorium reverberated with booming applause.

THE FESTIVAL: Short & Documentary Film Festival of Hyderabad (SDFFH)-2010

The Hyderabad Film Club with the support of Andhra Pradesh State Film, Television & Theatre Development Corporation organized SDFFH-2010 from September 24 to 28 at Hyderabad. The festival aims to map and reflect the exploding nature of the medium in its many facets of creativity and resistance. SDFFH-2010 attracted keen participation across categories from film enthusiasts all over India.

Not less than 100 good short films and documentaries were screened at the SDFFH-2010 and also some best foreign short and documentary films were shown as part of the festival which is turned out to be the favorite event of film lovers of Hyderabad. Apart from the inaugural and valedictory, many other exciting events were organized throughout the festival. Discussion forum and interviews with directors were organized.

THE ORGANIZERS: Hyderabad Film Club

Hyderabad Film Club (HFC) was established in 1974, with an avowed objective of fostering greater appreciation and understanding of cinema by promoting the study of the film as an art and social force, encouraging artistic value in film production and promoting research on cinema and organizing/participating in film festivals, lectures, seminars, conference etc. in India and abroad. HFC has already conducted two major international film festivals (HIFF) in 2007 and 2008.