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Ram Mohan to get lifetime achievement at Jaipur Animation Film Fest

NEW DELHI: Ram Mohan, known as the “father of Indian animation”, will be the first recipient of the “Life time Achievement Award” of Jaipur International Animation Film Festival.


Mohan, who has produced around 100 animation films such as “Homo Saps”, “Chaos” and famous television series “Meena”, will be present to collect the award. He was the assistant director of the first animation feature film from India “Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama”.


Veteran thespian Kamini Kaushal who has also served as Chairperson of the Children’s Film Society, India, will inaugurate first Picasso Jaipur International Animation Film Festival - JIAFF 2011 - featuring 58 films from all over the world.


Being presented by Picasso Animation College in Jaipur, the festival will have 24 foreign films, 13 Indian films and seven films from Rajasthan.


The festival is being held on 12 and 13 October in Jaipur.


Films have been received from India, Russia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland among others.


Renowned filmmaker Govind Nihalani, producer Nishit Takia, Animation Society of India Secretary Ranjit Singh, animation filmmaker Vaibhav Kumaresh and filmmaker GL Bharadwaj will be present at the inaugural ceremony.


Six Indian films (including two from Rajasthan) and four foreign films are selected to be screened after the inauguration ceremony at the Emerald EP (Entertainment Paradise).


The main festival will be organised at the Film Bhawan Auditorium and Nihalani and Takia will make presentations on their upcoming films “Kamlu” and “Dehli Safari” respectively.


A seminar on animation film production and its technique, 2D, 3D, stop motion & VFX is also being organised on the first day of the festival. This seminar will be addressed by Kumaresh and Ranjit Singh.


Jaipur Beats Musical Night will be organised at JDA Garden Theatre from 6.30 PM. The artistes of Jaipur Beats will present various performances at the musical night. There will be live performances of the songs from the Rajasthani film “Bhobhar”.


Filmmaker Kireet Khurana and Film Federation of India Secretary General Supran Sen will also attend the festival.


Some of the films being screened at JIAFF include 10 films from the Animation Society of India, one film each of Kamini Kaushal (Registaan Ka Jahaaz) and Ram Mohan (The White Elephant), noted filmmaker Govind Nihlani’s film “Kamlu” which is based on Rajasthan and Nishit Takia’s film “Dehli Safari”.


Of the 34 films from Rajasthan, those selected are: “Darna Jaruri Hai”, “Out of Order”, “The Unexpected”, “Masha”, “L.O.C”, “An.i.mator: What To Do After 10+2” and “Trees The Reason for Life”.


In the first edition of JIAFF, 10 awards will be presented: Best Animation, Best Animated Film, Best 2D, Best 3D, Best VFX, Best Sound Track, Best Modeling & Texture, Best Lighting & Compositing, Best Student Film & Best Critic Film.


The inaugural ceremony is scheduled on 12 October in the morning at Emerald Cinema Hall (Entertainment Paradise). The film screenings, workshop and seminars will be held at Film Bhawan Auditorium, JLN Road, Jaipur.

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