The series of politoons from the India Today Group has won the Jury Award for Best Animation at the fourth edition of the Festival
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | August 7, 2015
The well-acclaimed ‘So Sorry’ series of politoons from the India Today Group has won the Jury Award for Best Animation at the fourth Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival.
Jury members led by acclaimed national and international stalwarts in film making selected the winners from over 400 entries from 35 countries.
The inventiveness of the ‘So Sorry’ series lies in the fact that it needs no words. The capsules of the animation series are live across TV, Internet and mobile and have already created a massive following.
Speaking on the award, Ashish Bagga, Group CEO, India Today Group, said, “This award strengthens our belief in innovation, which is at the core of the India Today Group programming. Humour and wit in the ‘So Sorry’ series is used effectively to reflect the public sentiment on the current political drama in the nation. I would once again like to congratulate the team for coming up with such a superior product that is yet to find any competition.”
The ‘So Sorry’ series has already won wide acclaim by winning top honours at other industry events, including at The BCS Ratna Award 2015 for Best Politoon Series? ?for the second consecutive year, FICCI Best Animated Frames Awards 2015 for Show of the Year and for Best Animation, Gold at the 5th Asian Digital Media Awards 2014 for Best Online Videos, Indian Television Academy Awards 2014 for Best interstitial filler, Delhi CG Animation Award for Best Animated TV Show 2014 and FICCI BAF Award 2014 for Best Animation.