Hyderabad, Nov 18: Dhuvani Desai, whose animation film 'Manpasad' (Perfect Match Maker) had been nominated for nine International film festivals, including Hollywood, has said there was a great future for animation films in the country.
Ms Desai, whose film, based on 'Pachantantra' tale and animated in an ancient and dying-out folkart ''sajhi'', was screened in the ongoing International Children's Film Festival here, told newspersons that the technique had a great future in the country as animation got into feature films with the production of 'Hanuman'.
''I deem it a great recognition the short film getting nominated in the International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Czech Republic, where the animation technique is well advanced,'' she said, lauding the Children Film Socieity of India for supporting her venture.
The film was based on the 17th Century practice in Uttar Pradesh, that encouraged unmarried girls to do ''Sanjhi paintings'' to get a suitable groom. It was considered a ritual worship and was originally practiced as one of the traditional methods of creative visualization to fulfil one's wishes.