In 1970 BHIMSAIN’s short film ‘THE CLIMB’ won the Silver Hugo Award in Chicago. CLIMB FILMS established in 1971 by India’s pioneer Animation director and avant-garde filmmaker – Late BHIMSAIN.
Indian Animation Pioneer and filmmaker, Late BHIMSAIN (1936-2018) catapulted into limelight when his 1 minute short film The Climb (1970) which bagged the Silver Hugo Award, Chicago Film Festival. A veteran of avant-garde parallel cinema, Bhimsain won an unprecedented 16 President’s National Awards in his career spanning 5+ decades.
1975. Bhimsain receives his first National Award conferred by the President Neelam Sanjiva Reddy.
With the indelible -Ek Chidiya Anek Chidiya- song, this 7 min. animated classic directed by India’s animation pioneer – Bhimsain is an iconic film in which evokes nostalgia as an entire generation of Indians have grown up watching the film. This short film also has the distinction of being the most viewed and downloaded video in the history of Indian short films.
He also directed and produced path-breaking feature films like Gharaonda (5 Filmfare awards + 60 assorted awards) and Doooriyan (Filmfare critics’ award for Best Feature). He was awarded ‘Legend of Animation’ at the Animation Masters Summit, Trivandrum and ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’ by FICCI- Frames and Arena Aptech to name a few.