New Delhi based Gecko Animation Studio has been awarded with the prestigious Assocham Awards for Excellence in Media and Entertainment for Best Animation Film 2010. The 3D Animated film on Saving the Tiger wins the award among 500 other entries from various Animation and Vfx studios in India -Prime focus, Visual computing Labs, Maac and Arena to name a few.
The EME awards are conducted every year by Assocham (The associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) to recognize exemplary work in the field of Media & Entertainment. The focus this year at EME was Animation & VFX, since this field has become an integral part of the Media & Entertainment (M&E) business leading to higher growth & greater advancement of the M&E economy.
The award was presented by Dr.S M Khan, Director General, Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India followed by an inspirational speech by the veteran. Ms.Taruna Ummatt the COO of Gecko Animation Studio was present to receive the award.
The event held at the ITC Sonar Calcutta , was marked by a full day Forum on the theme of Convergence and Entertainment and Panel discussions on Animation and Gaming — Consumer expectations, Relooking the entertainment model and a spotlight session on Indian content in the global perspective. Among the panelists were prominent personalities Sumedha Saraogi (Sr. Vice President, Global Business development / Branding DQ entertainment International), Selvaggia Velo (Director, River to River Florence Indian Film Festivals and Jury Member in International Fim Festivals), Merzin Tavaria (Chief Creative Director, Prime Focus), Dr. Chandrashekar J Rawandale (Director Symbiosis Law School), Fowzia Fathima (Cinematographer), Satyajit Ray (Film and Television Institute) and Celebrity Film Producer/Director and National Award winner Madhur Bhandarkar.
The film was executed from script to screen by Gecko Animation Studio team under the direction of Prof. Paresh Mehta (CEO Gecko Animation Studio).