Tuesday, December 15, 2009

'Golden Oosikar' at Anchorage International Film Festival

I just got back from the Anchorage International Film Festival in Alaska. It was an eventful trip, starting with a missed connection and lost luggage, but ended on a high note with 'Topi' bagging the first prize in the animation category. For the 'Golden Oosikar' award, I received an oosik, which is a fossilized walrus penis (!).

The screening of 'Topi' that I attended went well and there were some good questions at the Q & A after. As I've mentioned before, this was the first time I'd seen the film with a public audience.

I also had the opportunity to meet several filmmakers and festival organizers. And I took lots of pictures of snow :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

River to River Florence Indian Film Festival Audience Award (Short Film)

I'm thrilled that Topi won its first audience award at an Indian-themed festival. This is also the film's first international award.

The festival's name refers to the rivers Arno (Italy) and Ganges (India).

Sunday, December 6, 2009

'Commendation' at 2D Or Not 2D Animation Festival

Very nice to be recognized by this festival because its mission is to promote traditional animation principles and their application in different mediums.