The 18th edition of FICCI Frames took place last week in Mumbai, at the luxe moderne Renaissance hotel, capped by the presentation of the Best Animated Frames Awards. The BAFs celebrate the best in the national animation, visual effects and gaming industry.
This year’s top toon winners were Turtle in Motion’s feature film The Shonku Diaries: A Unicorn Adventure and Aum Animation’s series Ande Pirki. The 2017 edition also saw the event’s first award for voice acting in animation go to Meghna Erande Joshi, a prolific performer who has lent her voice and fluency in English, Hindi and Marathi to local productions as well as dubs of imported animation and live-action hits.
A select list of winners follows. The complete BAF Awards list can be found here.
FICCI BAF Awards 2017 winners:
Film (International): The Shonku Diaries – A Unicorn Adventure, Turtle In Motion Studios
Film (Indian): The Shonku Diaries – A Unicorn Adventure, Turtle In Motion Studios
Episodic (International): Ande Pirki, Aum Animation Studios
Episodic (Indian): Ande Pirki, Aum Animation Studios
Short Film – Professional (International): Tokri (Basket), Studio Eeksaurus
Short Film – Professional (Indian): Tokri (Basket), Studio Eeksaurus
Short Film – Student (International): Garden Party, MoPA (France)
Short Film – Student (Indian): Little Love Bites, DSK International Campus – Pune
Promo Film (International): Kikoriki: Legend of the Golden Dragon, Riki Prod., Art Pictures Studio, Smeshariki LLC
Promo Film (Indian): Superbabies, Nestle India, Paperboat Design Studios
Ad Film (Indian): YK Organic Myntra, Vivi5 Animation Art Design Studio
New Entry in Animation: Astra Force, Graphic India
New Character of the Year: Gaju Bhai, Gaju Bhai, Toonz Animation India
Most Popular Show of the Year: Motu Patlu, Maya Digital Studios
Animated Character Voice of the Year: Meghna Joshi
Case Study of the Year: Lamput, Vaibhav Studios
Special Contribution to the AVGC Sector (two): Ravi Velhal, Intel & Prasad Phadke, Autodesk