Thursday, July 2, 2015

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Congratulations, Suresh Eriyat
... on being the first Indian to win the Annecy Cristal Award

SureshFrance's prestigious Annecy International Animation Film Festival, which ended on June 20,  for the first time awarded an Indian film its top award. The Annecy Cristal was given to Bangalore-based Suresh Eriyat for his short animated film, “Fateline”. 
Eriyat says "This is my 7th film that  has been nominated in the official selection of Annecy over the last ten years of  particpation!". “Fateline” is produced under the director's own banner, Eeksaurus Productions, for Rotary International. The film is about a child  labourer who is adamant to break free from the clutches that hold him down.
"Fateline" is part of a  three-series film campaign that  Eriyat produced and directed for Rotary India in association with JWT, Kolkata. The first  was called ‘Lifeline’ intended to create Polio eradication awareness. The second was ‘Heartline',  to create awareness for the free heart surgeries that Rotary provides for needy children. The third and the final one is "Fateline" intended to create awareness about the ten thousand free E-learning facilities that Rotary is organising for the children of India.

Here is the film link Rotary Fateline

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival is one of the four international animated film festivals sponsored by the Association Internationale du Film d'Animation (or ASIFA, the International Animated Film Association). The festival is a competition between cartoon films of various techniques (animated drawings, cut-out papers, modeling clay, etc.) classified in various categories:

* Feature films   *Short films  *Films produced for television and advertising
*Student films  *Films made for the internet (since 2002)

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