Tata Interactive Systems' (TIS) 3D animation film titled 'Special Deeds for Special Needs' was judged the best film in the Animation and Puppetry category at the NCERT children's festival of the All India Children's Educational Audio Video Festival (AICEAVF 2009). The award was presented at a ceremony on March 6th 2009 in New Delhi, India.
The animation had also won top-spot in the Best Animated Film on Social Welfare category at the FICCI Best Animated Frame Awards 2009 earlier this year. The film, conceptualized and created in-house by TIS, was first screened at their corporate sustainability event-The Tata Interactive Learning Disability Forum (TLDF) in 2008. The animation division at TIS created the 3D animation for this award winning film.
The AICEAVF is organized by the Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET) to felicitate creative producers who contribute significantly to the process of broadening of horizons of children and teachers through audio and video programs.
According to Ms. Manisha Mohan, Head - Design and Animation, "Special Deeds for Special Needs was the shortest film amongst the entries. We are delighted at the recognition received by our recently set up 3D animation studio."
Mr. J. C. Mistry, Head - Corporate Sustainability at TIS adds, "We are very grateful to receive this award from an institution that lends itself to the development of educational foundations. It was also very heartening to learn that the film was screened in front of an audience of educational experts and teachers, and much appreciated by them. We are hopeful that this recognition would help to take our LD movement further."