Varun Mehta, The popular Indian Animator and Film maker has again bagged the honors of ‘The Best Film’ at an International Film Competition held online at US. ‘Buzzgoo.com’ the website desgined by top class professionals from Columbia US, organised a Short Film Competition on their Website Buzzgoo this Janaury. The Website has been meant to honour the Artists around the world on the basis of skills and talent.
The only reason I think people have voted is the message behind the film. So many innocent female babies are killed every day. Its their need and birthright. If my message succeeds in making people aware of this huge evil and helps in abolishing it. I will consider myself successful.
The Short Film Competition started accepting submissions in January 2012, and kept accepting them until 1 April 2012, Films from US, India (The Unknown World), Japan, UK etc had participated in the competition. To keep the competition interesting in the long term, the organisers held special monthly prizes for the most voted film every month from Janaury to March.
Interestingly, The Unknown World won the monthly prizes for the months February and March as It was highest voted movie. In April 2012, The judges panel looked all the movies and selected top ‘8’ for final nominations and they automatically went into the Final Phase. Voting began from April 15 to April 27, Where again The Unknown World got the maximum Votes and emerged victorious with a huge margin. On May 15, the results were announced online and Varun was honoured for his movie with a cash prize of 5000 USD Dollars.
Varun Mehta Animator and Film maker
'The Unknown World' is a 2D Animated Short feature raising the issue over 'Female Foeticide'. The film tells about the life of a female child destroyed inside her mother's womb. When asked Varun about the winning, he said -'The only reason I think people have voted is the message behind the film. So many innocent female babies are killed every day. Its their need and birthright. If my message succeeds in making people aware of this huge evil and helps in abolishing it. I will consider myself successful".
The Unknown World has also been honoured at PSA Video Contest 2011 at DBICA theatres Chennai.
Interestingly, Its been only 4-5 months earlier When Varun won the International Green Go Festival for his movie 'Save Trees'. Similarly like The Unknown World, Save Trees carried the message of brutally killing of trees.
He has also announced his opening of a new mini studio 'Wiz' this June.