Our Super talented graduates are part of 95th Oscar Nominated Films in Animation & Visual Effects

It’s that time of year once again, the Oscar nominations have been unveiled!

We’re incredibly proud to share that our alumni have contributed to four nominated films in the category Best Visual Effects & Animation. A huge congratulations to our super talented alumni!

The 95th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood.

Dream run continues for Arena Geeta Bhawan Indore graduates at Academy Awards & other global prestigious awards. For 2023 our three super talented graduates are involved in providing Animation & Visual effects for four films, which have got the nominations at 95th Academy Awards under Best Visual Effects & Best Animated Films.

Deepak Rai has worked on giving Vfx to two films-“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever & “Top Gun: Maverick” whereas Anukrati Talati has worked on ‘The Sea Beast’ & Priyank Singh Chauhan has worked on “Top Gun: Maverick”. All these movies are among the shortlist for the 2023 Academy Awards, which were announced recently.

Deepak Rai works as Senior Matchmove Artist with US based Outpost VFX whereas Anukrati Talati works with Sony Picture Imageworks, Canada & Priyank Singh Chauhan works with MPC, India. Congratulations and Good luck to all of our graduates involved. Deepak & Anukrati are 2009-2012 batch alumni whereas Priyank is 2014-2017 batch graduate from Arena Geeta Bhawan, Indore.

During 2022 also 10 alumni were part of Shortlisted Oscar nominated films including Sandeep Choudhary, Devesh Anita Satish Neema, Bhanu Rathore, Chetan Rathore, Gaurav Jayant, Ravindra Rathore, Prateek Sharma, Bhumika Thakuria, Tribhuvan Parkhe and Amit Kumar Dwivedi for movies ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’, ‘No time to Die’ and ‘Dune’.Out of these 7 alumni were part of Best Vfx Oscar Winning film Dune.

Over 30 graduates till date from Arena Animation Geeta Bhawan Square, Indore, have contributed in animation and visual effects, editing etc. as part of various Oscar and National Award Winning Film shows.

Students trained by Arena Geeta Bhawan have got over 200 laurels, and 28+ graduates have already earned credits in Top global Honor’s in Seven Oscar Award Winning films for Outstanding Visual Effects,animation, editing and Four National Award Winning Animation/VFX work in Film. Arena Geeta Bhawan, Indore graduates are also associated with thousands of leading Films, Web series, top-performing Games, leading TV Channels, digital media and other creative projects. 

Arena Geeta Bhawan, Indore is powered by Horizon Institute of Design, a Centre for excellence in the field of Design, Media and Entertainment. It has a glorious track record of two and half decades in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Thousands of students and professionals have found their calling in the design, media and entertainment sector through Arena Geeta Bhawan Square. The Centre is known for its amazing Industry Connect, Expert Mentors and Placement track record.

The institute holds an illustrious track record in Training and Placements as well as Alumni Connect. Its founder Sanjay Khimesara has been recently appointed as President of UNESCO supported global NGO Asifa India. Animation Xpress has recognized Sanjay Khimesara with Eduspark Award 2022 for individual contribution to AVGC education. I-Can Foundation has bestwoed him with Humanitarian Excellence Award 2022 and MCE Society,Pune presented Golden Pixel Award to him as Backbone of AVGC Industry. Canada based International University has Honored him with Doctorate Degree in Design Management,  Mr.Khimesara has got Indian CSR Award, Indian Achiever Award, Trailblazers of Education, Captains of Industry, Icon of Industry, Edupreneur Award, National Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution and over 50 other national and regional level Awards. 

Trained students have been hired by top companies like Disney, Digital Domain, Framestore, DQ, Houdini, Adobe, Autodesk, Tata Elexi, Dneg, Deloitte Digital, IBM, HCL, IIT-IDC, Sony, MPC, Redchillies, OandM, Mudra, CNBC TV18 etc.

The Students have received over 200 Awards and Cash Prizes from Creative Minds, Golden Cursor, Gujarat Film Festival, Do Good Karma, Chandigarh International Film Festival, Chambal Film Festival, Chitra Bharti, Fame, U Special, 48 hours film project, Orbit Live and other top Festivals. 

Many Industry experts across the globe regularly share their expertise with their students via Case Studies, Master Classes, Workshops and Seminars. Institute regularly organizes Industry Visits, Contests, Exhibitions and Campus Interactions to enhance employability.

For Skill improvisation under Social Incubation initiatives, the institute works with leading Management Associations like IMA and various State Police departments, RRCAT, Indore Marathoners, Road Safety Foundation, Earth and Us etc., by providing Animation and Motion Graphics contents for effective communication.

Last year, the Indian M&E sector crossed INR 1.9 Trillion, and with robust growth, it is expected to cross INR 3.0 Trillion by 2024 as per the recent FICCI-E&Y Report. Hence this sector is amongst the sunrise sector of India and is expected to blaze a trail, outpacing most other segments. 

Arena Geeta Bhawan, powered by HID, is committed to train and place youth in this creative sector.

2023 Oscar Nominated Films-Credits of Arena Geeta Bhawan Alumni
Following are the Alumni, who have worked on the 95th Academy Awards nominated films-
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” – Deepak Rai-Nominated for Oscars in Best Vfx in Film Category
“Top Gun: Maverick”- Priyank Singh Chauhan, Deepak Rai – Nominated for Oscars in Best Vfx in Film Category
The Sea Beast – Anukrati Talati- Nominated for Oscars in Best Animated Film Category
Anukrati Talatihttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm7808004/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Priyank Singh Chauhanhttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm9984632/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
Deepak Raihttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm12377861/?ref_=fn_al_nm_4

2022 Oscar Nominated Films-Credits of Arena Geeta Bhawan Alumni
Sandeep Choudhary https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10697435/?ref_=fn_al_nm_4 
Devesh Neemahttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm11012654/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 
Bhanu Pratap Rathore https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11370968/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_3 
Chetan Rathore https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5317570/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 
Gourav Jayant – https://www.dneg.com/show/no-time-to-die/
Ravindra Rathorehttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm6384738/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Prateek Sharmahttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm6265367/?ref_=fn_al_nm_3
Bhumika Thakuriyahttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm9986829/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Tribhuvan Parkhehttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm11374251/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Amit Kumar Dwivedihttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm10882562/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Credits in Previous Oscar Awarded Films-   Arena Animation, Geeta Bhawan Alumni  
Golden Compass 
Sagar Zade https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2569487/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 
Life of Pi
Sagar Zade https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2569487/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 
Satyendra chaturvedi https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3261050/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1   
Arpit Soni https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3377403/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 
Blade Runner 2049
Dheeraj Bhadani https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11358165/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Jitendra Soni https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11059019/?ref_=fn_al_nm_2 
Arjun Yadav https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10765732/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 
First Man
Priyank Singh Chouhan https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9984632/?ref_=fn_al_nm_2
Dheeraj Bhadani https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11358165/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Deepak Rai https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12377861/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Priyanshu Jadon https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11358165/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
  Deepak Rai https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12377861/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Arjit Parsai – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7308734/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1  
Dheeraj Bhadani  https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11358165/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1  2018  
Anoop Tiwari https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10655500/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 2018  
Sandeep Chaudhary  https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10697435/?ref_=fn_al_nm_6  2018  
Priyank Singh Chauhan https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9984632/?ref_=fn_al_nm_2  2018
Dune : 2022 Oscar Winner for Best Vfx -Credits of Arena Geeta Bhawan Alumni
Credit List on –https://www.dneg.com/show/dune/

Arena Geeta Bhawan Alumni, who contributed to Dune-
Dune : 2022 Oscar Winner for Best Vfx -Credits of Arena Geeta Bhawan Alumni
Credit List on –https://www.dneg.com/show/dune/
Bhumika Thakuriya
Amit Kumar Dwivedi https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10882562/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1    
Anoop Tiwari : https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10655500/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Devesh Neema https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11012654/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1     
Prateek Sharma https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6265367/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1     
Bhanu Pratap Singh Rathore– https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11370968/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_1

Blockbuster Film-Avengers End Game
Deepak Rai https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12377861/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 2020  
Devesh Neema https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11012654/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1  2020  
Jitendra Soni https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11059019/?ref_=fn_al_nm_2  2020  
Dheeraj Bhadani https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11358165/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 2020  
Sandeep Chaudhary  https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10697435/?ref_=fn_al_nm_6  2020  
Bhanu Pratap Singh Rathore https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11370968/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0  2020

Alumni Credits in National Award Winning Films
Delhi Safari
Dheeraj Bhadani https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11358165/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Bahubali-The Beginning
Sagar Zade https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2569487/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 
Bahubali-The Conclusion
Sanju Dev – End Credit List (NY Vfxwaala)  
Devesh Neema https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11012654/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 
Prateek Sharma https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6265367/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 
Sachin Patidar https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5538484/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 
Vivek Soni https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4825703/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Sandeep Chaudhary https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10697435/?ref_=fn_al_nm_6 

Students from Arena Animation, Geeta Bhawan have already earned thousands of credits on top Hollywood & Bollywood film shows and Web Series including 1917,First Man, Blade Runner 2049, Life of Pi, Prometheus, Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Golden Compass, Bahubali, 2.0, The Mummy, The Incredible Hulk, Star Trek, Iron Man 3, Transformer, Inception, Green Lantern, Seventh Son, Into the Storm, Winter’s Tale, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, R.I.P.D., Big Miracle, Moneyball, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, X-Men: First Class, Hop, Yogi Bear, Knight and Day, Marmaduke, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Cabin in the Woods, The A-Team, Aliens in the Attic, Land of the Lost, The Kingdom, Evan Almighty, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Phantom, Dishkiyaoon, Mausam, Happi, Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic, 47 Ronin, Thor: The Dark World, The Wolverine, Pacific Rim, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Jurassic Park,  Thor: The Dark World, Holiday, Youngistaan, Ragini MMS 2, World War Z, Paa, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Blue, Love Aaj Kal, Raaz: The Mystery Continues, Ghajini, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Tees Maar Khan, PK, Broken Horse, 3 idiots, Gravity, Frankenweenie, Men in Black-3, Star Wars, Shrek-2, Avatar etc.
Credits in top notch Web Series includes Legends of Hanuman, Legends of Monkey King, CID, Aadalat, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Mobile  & Console Games like Grand Theft Auto, Read Dead Redemption, Forza Motorsports etc

All trademarks & shows mentioned in the text/image belong to their corresponding owners. All the film/tv shows belong to Producers & contracted to various Post Production Studios where our alumni are working.


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