A proud moment for Arena Animation! Puneet Sharma, technical advisor to Arena Animation, India, is currently in Spain as a member of the star-studded jury at the International Animation Festival – Animayo 2016.
Animayo is a world-renowned festival that celebrates creativity, talent & professional development in animation, VFX and gaming. In its 11th edition this year, the festival has received over 2500 entries from all over the world in categories including 2D animation, 3D animation, visual effects (VFX), advertising, video clips, video games, visual effects series, and animation series.
The festival jury comprises well-known personalities & professionals from the animation, VFX & gaming industry from around the world. Puneet Sharma from Arena is part of this panel which includes reputed names such as Bob Kurtz, Cinzia Angelini, Luis San Juan Pallarès and Manuel González. They will select the top 50 entries for the competition. Animayo has a cash prize of 3000 euros (approx. Rs. 2.25 lakh). In addition, winners get a chance to travel with Animayo, and present their films in locations such as Los Angeles, Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona, Lanzarote, and India.
Apart from becoming a jury member at Animayo, this year, Arena’s Puneet Sharma is also playing a role at Germany’s reputed film festival. He is an organising member of the 23rd Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS), Germany, one of the most outstanding events for animated film worldwide.
About Arena Animation’s technical advisor
Puneet Sharma has around 20 years of experience in the animation industry. He has worked in popular TV channels, animation studios & production companies, and is on the Managing Committee of The Animation Society of India (TASI).
Puneet is also one of the organisers of Orbit Live, the 4-day annual animation industry event presented by Arena Animation. The event offers great opportunities for students to meet and work in close collaboration with the gurus of animation from around the world. Through Orbit Live, students make contacts and learn from the top talent in Hollywood and Bollywood.