Mumbai: After an overwhelming experience from both critics and audience at Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF) 2016 held in Japan this month, ‘Fisherwoman & Tuk Tuk’, a proprietary film made by Eeksaurus Studios, has also bagged the 63rd National Film Award, 2016 under the Best Animation Film category.
Speaking about the achievement, Eeksaurus Founder & Creative Director Suresh Eriyat said, “Winning the award under best animation film is a huge achievement. This is the second award which we received this month and I am extremely excited as I never thought that our film would win this prestigious award.”
Last year, Eeksaurus also won the Annecy Cristal Award for their animated film (Rotary) on child labour. It was India's first-ever Annecy win which is considered to be the highest honour for animated content in this category across the globe.
The short film is set in a coastal village, where the heat of the Indian summer, the stench of dried fish, the triumph of human endeavour against odds, the thrill of adventure, the over-excited colours and loud music that blankets the solitude weave a story of a lonely fisherwoman who lives her dream’s through her hard-earned Tuk-tuk.