Indore based Design School branded as Arena Geeta Bhawan recently marked its 25th Foundation Day during September 2021. On this occasion, few Global Industry Experts & alumni shared the joy with experience sharing & greetings for the School. We express our gratitude to each one of the experts and alums for their encouragement.It will surely help us excel in future.
“The most important thing is not just winning but being part of the process; the crucial thing is not just conquering but fighting well.” At Arena Geeta Bhawan, we feel that winning is not everything. As we Celebrate 25th foundation day, we look forward to redefine the success. Real Success in our view is developing Champions in life for our world. As leaders, we can no longer lead from a place, where winning is our only metric of success. It’s absolutely possible to produce and train champions in life, in every simple walk of life without compromising the human spirit. It starts with defining success and then consistently self examining whether your actions are in alignment with your goals. At Arena Geeta Bhawan, we as well as our Mentors in their capacity have collective responsibility to develop champions in life for our Creative World. That is what real success looks like.
Arena Animation Geeta Bhawan is proudly accomplishing its journey of nearly 9000 days on 9th of September’2021. It has been a journey fully rewarding & filled with many challenges. Our continued success comes from our three biggest assets: Our employees, existing & past students, and our value system.
Arena Animation, Geeta Bhawan (Horizon Institute of Design) was founded in June 1997 and officially launched on 9th September 1997. Initially we comprised of just our Founder Sanjay Khimesara with unwavering support and help from our Co-founder Ms. Aekta Khimesara. We were the pioneer in Central India. It was a big challenge to spread the awareness & build the community in Visual Communication. But we possessed a well-defined vision, confidence and eagerness to spread the Cheer. After all these years of relentless work we remain just as focused as when we started, but have gained much more experience, and strengthened our skills and our collaborations. As a Vocational Training Provider, our biggest satisfaction is to develop Champions, who are able to face growing challenges of the industry and become solution provider in creative Arena. We are super proud to contribute our bit in having a positive impact to over a million of people. So many of Champions shaped by us have made us and our nation proud with their talent & amazing achievements. We feel the joy & satisfaction in their exponential growth & progression.
To our students & alumni: Thank you so much for committing to us for so third decade in row and making us the most trusted Training provider of AVGC(Animation, Vfx, Gaming, Comic) Sector. We are honored to have your trust and will work tirelessly to continue to deserve it. To our employees: We are beyond grateful for the opportunity to work with such talented, dedicated and passionate people every day.You are the real contributors in nation building To our value system : Big thanks to our ethos & values, which have helped us in keeping ourselves distinct and helped us gaining trust.Our Mantra is do your best for the world & best will come back
Brand- Arena Geeta Bhawan (Firm-Horizon Institute of Design) Milestone-25th Foundation Day Date- 9th Sep’2021
Many thanks to our Mentors(Faculty & others), Industry Experts & Placement Team/ Industry for constantly hiring our Arena Geeta Bhawan Students.
No of Pass out Students- Thousands Top Job Placements– Animation Studios-Technicolor, Sony Imageworks, DQ Entertainment, Greengold, PhilmCGI, Maya Digital Studio, Prana, Xentrix Studios, Anibrain, Reliance Media Works, Tata Elexsi, JSM Digital, Crimson Lake, Shyamama Studios, Snap Studio, Ecolor, Space, etc.
Graphics-Onethread, Ashi SR Gems, Times of India, Naidunia, Dainik Bhaskar, Orange Comm, F1 Studioz, Communion, Ikksula, Matchbox, Raag, MG Creations, Navin Digitech, Avalon India, Shabd Creatives, Crimson Lake, Walkover Studio, etc
Visual Effects– Dneg, Redchillies, Redefine, Method, Stereo D, Deluxe Digital in Pune (DigiCaptions), Reliance Media Works, Dneg Creative Services, MPC, Mr.X, Technicolor, Prana, Prime Focus, Trace Vfx, Pixion etc.
National level Appreciation to Centre : Golden Pixel Award as Backbone of AVGC Industry, Indian Achiever Award-2021, Red Achievers Award-2021, Top 100 Admired People in Education-2021, Global Educational Influencers- 2020, Achiever of the Year-2019, Gurukul Jyoti Certificate of Honor , National level Awards to Students- Orbit Live, Star Talent Award to , 7 Award to Student Animation Film Rules on the Road by Indore Traffic Police(created by 26 students), Gujarat One Minute Film Festival, Chandigarh International Film Festival, Chitrabharti Film Festival, Do Good Karma Fest, Hyderabad, U Special International Film Festival, First Cut Film Festival (FAME, Pune). Total Rs.50000 as cash prizes, Stop Motion Animation Film Adventure of Kevin got Nominations at Kinephone Film Fest, Tiff Video Challenge, OakVille Festival of Film & Art, I-phone Film Fest, Indevise Free Virtual Fest, Premio Cenemetographiko Pelena, Film Helmet & Masoom got Award by Safe India Foundation, Toilet-Ek Soch Sureksha ke liye & Soil got Award at Chambal Film Festival, Kota & Chandigarh University Film Fest in 2019 with Rs.3100 Cash Award.
National/International Credits to Alumni– Eighteen Alumni got Six Oscar Credits in Academy awarded films including Best Vfx for Tenet, Best Vfx to Film 1917 during 2020, Best Vfx to First Man during 2019, Best Vfx to Blade Runner 2049 during 2018, Best Editing Award to Dunkirk during 2018, Best Vfx to Life of Pi during 2013 & Best Vfx to Golden Compass during 2009. Apart from that, Six Alumni have
National Film Awards Credit in Four Bollywood films including Bahubali-The Beginning, Bahubali-The Conclusion for Vfx, Delhi Safari(2013) for Animation, RaOne for Vfx. 48hours film project gave Best Cinematography Award at Paris for alumni Short film D4Dance, Window Short Film got Awards at Spain, France Germany, Asifa India Award for Excellence (Nomination), 6 VES, 7 BATFTA Awards, 24FPS Award, Frameflix award, Role Model at Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment to dumb & deaf alumni, Golden Cursor Award- Best & Brightest Category, Big Ganesha Award by Reliance Pune etc IMDB Filmography Link of our alumni showing Oscar & National Award Credits-
Film Credits-Hollywood, Bollywood, TV, Webseries,Games : Centre Students have got credits in 1500+ Hollywood & Bollywood projects of films including RRR, 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 Mobile & Console Games.
State level Recognition to Arena Geeta Bhawan(HID): Trailblazers of Education in MP , Icons of Industry, M.P. Entrepreneur & Excellence Award, National Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to Socio-Economic Development, India Education Excellence Award as “Best Digital Media & Animation Academy of Central India”, Arena Excellence Award for being amongst Top 10 in National Placement & Star Performer LMS during Session: 2013-14 & 2014-15 , Appreciation & Award by M.P.Police for PRTS during 2012-13 & 2013-14, 19, Captains of the Industry in M.P. by CM, MP State, Icons of the Industry, Consecutive Excellence Award for Best performance in Training, Placements & Quality Audits within Arena brand for Pune Region(Central Province) during 1997-2017 & Quality Audit Certificate, Best Placement Award
State Level Awards to Student – Awards & Contracts, Creative Minds -38 Awards, Alumni Credits- Arjun Award to Student for Badminton, MP Police Medical Health Security AV Film got Certificate of Honor by State Police Department & Scheme got Sanctioned impacted 1L policemen families of state, Student became First runner up in Regional Round for Graphic Design & Qualified for national level Skill Championship organized by Ministry of Skills & NSDC
District Level Recognitions: Commendation Certificate from PRTS three times for AV film to 17 student members, IMA Animation Maestro-Total 55 Awards in Animation, Vfx & Script Writing & Contracts by Indore Management Association(2011-2019), Commendation Certificate from RRCAT for AV Film on Laser Additive Manufacturing, Short film Smiley got recognition by MY Blood Bank, Best Film Award at 48 hours Film Project, Indore for Short film D4Dance, Student Alumni got Award at Fluidian Contest, Save a Life Contest Award by Traffic Police, India Social Responsibility Film Festival organized by SIRF & Rotary Club , Several Recognition to Students on Painting, Graphic Collaterals for Traffic Police & Citizen Cop Mobile App, Jain Grantha like Satya Muskura Raha Hein, Satya ki Khoj, Cover Pages
Experts Visit: Over 250 Experts visited in past years including Dhimant Vyas, E.Suresh, Vaibhav Kumaresh, Prosenjit Ganguly, Dr.R.L.Mistry, Geetanjali Rao, Ashish Kulkarni, Shibu Menon, Anand Bhanushali,Achyut Palav,Yunus Bukhari, Subhajit Sarkar, Dr.Mukul Rawat, Yashraj Vakil, Indraneel Malik, Shashank Rayadu, Shrevan Cheriyala, Jatin Thakkar, Snehganshu Benarjee, Ashish Thapar, Stephan M, Vaibhav More, Puneet Sharma, Somnath Sen, Mustafa Buxerwala, Atul Bhatkar, Prashant Shahane, Dr.Neel Dabir, Anindya Mitra, Soniya Pinto, Dr.Satyanshu, Yogi Chopra etc.
International Experts Visited during Community activities : Ed Hooks(UK), Bill Dennis(US), Doerthe Eickelberg(Germany),Vani Saraswathi (Dreamworks,China), Arnauld Bullard(France), Rajesh Sharma (Disney,US), Pete Draper(Makuta Studio), Ron Diamond(US),
National level Expert Session during Community building activities– Ed Hooks, Ron Diamond, Vani Saraswathi, Marta Ampudia Dalmau, Jaqulene Cooper, Charuvi Agrawal, Walt Jones, Pilar Alessendra, Dr.Stuart Sumedha, Joseph Kslender, Vaibhav Kumaresh, E.Suresh, Upmanyu Bhattacharya, Chetan Sharma, Sesha Prasad, Mehul Hirani, Vijay Arumgam, Amit Aidasani, Mahesh Baria, Abhishek Chandra, Chetan Sharma, Kushal Kshirsagar, Chetan Deshmukh, Ramendra Vashishtha, Tony Singh, Ishtiyaq Quadri, Dileep Verma, Rishikesh Nandlaskar, Prince, Venkat Raman, Mahee Pal, Ratnesh, Vimal, Aniruddh, Abhishek Singh, Shruti Verma etc.