Thursday, August 2, 2012

The little big nation of Animation- Estonia excited about collaboration with India


The little big nation of Animation- Estonia excited about collaboration with India ༯span> Priit Tender a well known Estonian animator shares his views on animation industry in Estonia and world over ༯span> Mumbai: July 31, 2012: The magic of animation was explored at the OsianⳠCinefan Film Festival in the presence of well known Estonian animator Priit Tender who is in Delhi to meet students and introduce them to a land where imagination can make anything possible- Animation according to Priit is a simple narrative that could be educative as well as entertaining. ༯span> Commenting on the Indian animation industry, Priit said that ㉴ is still at a nascent stage and a lot of government impetus is needed to grow the industry here䮠He pointed out that animation in Bollywood and Hollywood are made for earning money and it needs to generate revenue for the film makers, this does not allow the filmmakers the independence to experiment. Elaborating further on it he said, 㔨is explains why animation industry the world over has not been popular as much as in Estonia䮠 ༯span> Priit though expressed lot of interest to tie up with Indian filmmakers. ㉠am looking forward to tie-up with Indian film makers and produce animation movies; it would be greatly exciting to explore characters that are different than the ones I dabble with in Estonia䠨e said. ༯span> Speaking on the tradition and popularity of Estonian animation industry Priit commented のimation industry in Estonia is funded by the ᓴate government⬠which has set-up a film fund to finance animation films thus it doesnⴠneed to struggle for funds to produce movies or search for co-producers. This has popularized the animation industry in Estonia and provided it with the much needed boost. It has also enabled film makers to be independent in their film making and not be driven by commercial interests. In Estonia as animation is closer to an art form and heritage䮼/span> ༯span> He also pointed out that moving further there would be great demand for feature animation that is made for adults and not typically for children. ༯span> Sharing his thoughts on the sudden increase in the number of animation schools and commercialization of the trade, Priit believes that it is not the schools that teach animation but the actual on-ground studio experience that sculpts the animator. He believes that the relationship between the animation master and the student is the best way to learn the trade. ༯span> Priit also pointed out that there is a huge difference in short animation films and feature films, as in short films one can experiment. However in a feature animation film the character, visuals, as well as the plot needs to be defined and there is lesser scope of experimentation as one has to keep the viewer engaged for larger duration of time. ༯span> Priit would be conducting a master class for school students at OsianⳠCinefan Film Festival tomorrow introducing them to the world of animation and its technique. __________________________________________________

Aamir Khan and Kingdom of Dreams take lead to become first time collectors from film world.at the first ever OsianCinefan Film Festival Auction of Indian Cinema Memorabilia


Aamir Khan and Kingdom of Dreams take lead to become first time collectors from film world. Setting a new landmark, the first ever OsianⳭCinefan Film Festival Auction of Indian Cinema Memorabilia turned out to be a grand success with sales of INR 69.55 lakh and 86% Lots Sold with records established across all types of publicity material and memorabilia.

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First OsianⳭCinefan Film Memorabilia Auction Breaks All Records ༯span> Aamir Khan and Kingdom of Dreams take lead to become first time collectors from film world ༯span> Mumbai, 1 August: Setting a new landmark, the first ever OsianⳭCinefan Film Festival Auction of Indian Cinema Memorabilia turned out to be a grand success with sales of INR 69.55 lakh and 86% Lots Sold with records established across all types of publicity material and memorabilia. ༯span> For the first time the auction received generous participation from the film fraternity and cinema enthusiasts and saw lively competitive bidding from the floor and telebidders which enthralled the attendees. ༯span> Superstar Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao bid for six collectorⳠitems valued at INR 321,233 including Shammi KapoorⳠjacket (Lot 74 for INR 88,000) while the Gurgaon-based Kingdom of Dreams successfully bid INR 15.6 lakh for the full rights to the last recorded song of legendary Kishoreda for its new musical show Jhumroo that celebrates the spirit of Kishore Kumar. ༯span> The average lot price of INR 46,679 was a major improvement with more than 200% rise over the last five years. Total percentage value of the lots sold over the Higher Estimates was 88.09 % while those sold above Lower Estimates was 140.94 %. ༯span> Auction lots on offer consisted of vintage and rare posters, show-cards, stills, song-synopsis booklets among other artifacts. The highlights that comprised the auction lots were 45 signed black and white photographic stills by the evergreen Dev Anand (INR 400,000); rare Satyajit Ray designed film posters of the 1960s; the turquoise ring set in silver worn by Farooque Sheikh in Muzaffar AliⳠfamous Umrao Jaan (INR 96,000);ʡ cricket bat signed by Aamir Khan and the team from Lagaan (INR 156,000); ༯span> The auction also had very rare photographic stills mounted on lobby cards and Show-Cards from Aan, Mother India, Dil Diya Dard Liya, Leader, Humraaz, Zanjeer, Aan Milo Sajna, the famous scarf from Junglee (1961) worn by Shammi Kapoor (INR 156,000), the sweater from Andaz (1971) (INR 150,00), the Shehnai, and the last unreleased song by Kishore Kumar completed just three days before his demise in October 1987. It also included many posters from films with Rajesh Khanna, such as Aradhana, Amar Prem, and Andaz fared exceedingly well with new records for all. ༯span> てter eleven years of hard work by Osianⳬ India can proudly say it has the basis of an international standard market for its cinematic heritage; hereafter no one will dismiss these items as raddi (garbage). They are collectibles and they have significant financial value. Though there is still a significant distance to cover for an in-depth market to emerge, and hundreds of galleries and dealers to surface in a legitimate manner䠳tated Neville Tuli, Founder Chairman Osianⳬ who has pioneered the movement with the art world over the last decade. ༯span> He added that the auction emphatically indicated that an enormous potential exists for developing the market for Indian cinema memorabilia, and that the film fraternity now feels a sense of respect for its cinematic heritage and the growth will be exponential and hopefully the task of preserving our cinematic heritage will be somewhat easier. ༯span>