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Call for entries! Arena Animation & Cell 18 invite entries for the Golden Cursor Animation Awards

Last date of submission: 5th March 2009

Mumbai: With the philosophy of honoring the best in the Indian Animation, VFX & Gaming space, Arena Animation & Cell 18 jointly invite entries for the prestigious Golden Cursor Animation Awards 2009 (GCA).

Deadline for receiving the entries is 5th March 2009.

A panel comprising animation experts from Arena Animation, The Cell (the TV18 graphics & animation team), AnimationXpress.com & the Tech2 editorial team will conduct a first screening & filter entries on the basis of pre-determined parameters. The entries will then be judged by a panel of stalwarts & experts drawn from the Indian animation industry (names to be announced soon).

Commenting on the importance of the event, Anuj Kacker, Global Head, Arena Animation, said, “India is home to some of the world’s best creative talent that has produced work of global standards. At Arena Animation, it has been our constant endeavor to nurture and refine that talent & give a platform to all those creative people to showcase their work to the global audience. The Golden Cursor Award is a manifestation of these efforts.”

Commenting on the awards, Neel Chowdhury, Vice President - Marketing, CNBC-TV18 & CNBC AWAAZ, said, “The Indian animation industry has proved itself as being one of the best in the world. From being an outsourcing destination for animation, it is increasingly being recognized for its creative contribution to the animation industry. These awards recognize the strides made by the Indian animation Industry & honor the best in the animation sector.”

Now in its second year, GCA is broadening its horizons with the inclusion of VFX & Gaming categories along with Animation. A whole new list of categories including Best VFX sequence in a Feature Film, Best Online Casual Game, Best Animated Edutainment Content – among others - has been added & the Awards are open for both students & professionals.


  • Best Animated Feature Film
  • Best Animated Short Film (Professional)
  • Best Animated Short Film (Student)
  • Best Animated TV Series/ Show
  • Best Animated Feature Film
  • Best Animated TVC (TV Commercial)
  • Best Animated PSA (Public Service Announcement)
  • Best Animated Channel ID/ Promo
  • Best Animation Sequence in a Film
  • Best Animated Feature Film
  • Best New Animation Style
  • Best Animated Character
  • Best Animated Title Sequence in Film/ TV Series
  • Best Live Action - Animation Combo: TVC
  • Best Online Animation
  • Best Animated Edutainment Content
  • Best Lyrics
  • Best Voice
  • Best Background Score
  • Best Music
  • Best Character Design
  • Best 2D Animation
  • Best 3D Animation
  • Best VFX sequence in a Feature Film
  • Best Mobile Game
  • Best Online Casual Game
  • Best PC Game
  • Best Stop Motion Animation

Entry criteria, rules & guidelines and registration form can be downloaded from www.gca.moneycontrol.com

Entries complete in all respects should be sent to:
Animation Xpress India Private Limited
137, Kuber Complex
Opp. Laxmi Industrial Estate
New Link Road, Andheri (W)
Mumbai - 400 053.
Ph: +9122 40666785/ 05.