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2D Animated short film - ‘The Farmer and His Goat’ - wins ‘Golden Camera Award’!

Credit: Created by students at Arena’s Dilsukhnagar centre in Hyderabad

The creative & animation excellence of Arena’s Dilsukhnagar centre students were on full display at ‘The Nashik International Film Festival (NIFF) - 2010’, as their 2D animation short film ‘The Farmer and His Goat’ surpassed 13 nominations in the Animation films category to win the ‘Golden Camera Award - Dadasaheb Phalke Janmabhumi Puraskar’ for the ‘Best Animation Film’.

The prestigious ‘Golden Camera Award’ also comes with a shining trophy, a certificate of merit and an equally exciting cash prize of Rs. 50,000.

About the film
Animal sacrifice continues unchecked in some parts of India despite globalization and the emergence of modern lifestyles. The animation short film ‘The Farmer and His Goat’ is a strong attempt to dissuade the evil practice of animal slaughter by creating a hypothetical situation - wherein the man himself becomes the victim of sacrifice at the hands of the very animal which has been unthinkingly and ceaselessly slaughtered by him in the name of religion for many centuries now.

Awards won:

1st runner-up in the National Student Competition Category at Chitrakatha 2009 International Student Animation Film Festival organized by The National Institute of Design (NID) - November (2009)

1st prize in the Animation Short Film category at the 1st Cinema Today, Short Film (CTSF) Awards held at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India - March (2009)

1st Prize - Image Today, Short Film Awards, Chennai (2009)

2nd Prize - Bhumika Film Festival, Mumbai, India (2009)

Best Public Service Short Film’ at IAD ‘09 organized by ASIFA India, Hyderabad - November, 2009