Monday, October 29, 2007

Indyarocks announces online short film festival, to include animation

Mobile and online social networking portal has announced an online short film festival which amongst other categories, would include an animation and mobile content category as well.
The festival will commence on 18 October 2007 and will conclude on 15 December 2007. Nikhil Acharya, a well known and upcoming short film maker, will be the festival director.
The award categories are divided into two sections, namely, The Viewers choice Awards and The Jury Awards. "In order to to nominate a particular film for the viewer‘s Choice Awards, those interested can log onto Indyarocks and vote for the films that have been uploaded. following the ballot system, the movie which garners the highest number of votes would be crowned as the winner," shared Manyam. "While on the other hand for the Jury Awards, the entries would be judged by the jury members, whose names are yet to be announced," added Manyam.
Dr. Vishnu, Head of Strategy, Indyarocks, said "There is a huge amount of digital content created in the offline world and it usually never gets the kind of audience it deserves. This film festival will give an opportunity to everyone to display their creativity not only to their family and friends but to a whole new audience across the world."
Founded in June ‘07 by Kalyan Manyam and Dr. Vishnu, Indyarocks is a product of PhoneLinx Communications, a new age Mobile Lifestyle solutions company based out of San Jose, California and Hyderabad.
Festival Rules
- The Film should be 1-10 minutes in duration.
- The Film can be shot on any format, including mobile phones.

- You can submit more than one short film for the IFEST.
- The Film must be uploaded on Indyarocks or sent on DVD by November 18th, 07 to the address below.
Nikhil Acharya, IFEST Director
186, Road no: 8,
Dhanalaksmi Colony, Mahendra Hills,
Secunderabad-500026, INDIA.
* Please note, before sending your creation by DVD you must create an Indyarocks account and mention the login ID on your DVD.
- If the film is not in English, it MUST have English subtitles.
- All copyrights must be owned by the Producer. Indyarocks is not liable for any copyright violations.
- The Film must not contain any obscene language, hate content and nudity.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

' is the Best online gaming portal‘ - Web 18

Leading portal has won the Web 18 - Genius of the Web Award in the category of best e-commerce online gaming portal. Yahoo won this award in competition with other nominees including,, and
‘Geniuses of the Web‘ Awards is a series of awards in multiple categories that recognizes outstanding industry achievements by companies that have done commendable work in the online space.
Elated on being adjudged the best e-commerce online gaming portal, Manish Dalal, Director of Yahoo India shared with, "Yahoo has always striven to provide the best games to its customers. The online gaming space is a niche market and is growing rapidly and users are increasing manifold."
Surya Mantha, CEO of Web 18, informed, "As the Indian Internet community is growing, the online gaming space in India is nurturing at a rapid speed. Web18 and Genius of the Web Awards are committed to recognizing the new and pioneering efforts; it is our privilege to honor all these champs in the online space."
Under the Genius of the Web Awards, several other brands emerged victorious in their respective fields., and were announced the winners of Best Airline site, Best Matrimonial portal and Best Social Networking website, respectively.
The announcement brought mixed reactions from the audience present for the award function, those who won cheered in pleasure and those who couldn‘t make it to the top, emoted the promise to come back to win the title next year!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Zoom, the lifestyle & entertainment channel

Zoom, the lifestyle and entertainment channel has re-launched its website The channel known for its glamour and lifestyle programming will now make its show offerings available through the website and content packages through mobile platforms.The revamped website will carry Bollywood news, gossip, celebrities, and events. It is designed to cater to the global demand for Indian entertainment, glamour and lifestyle content from India.The website will also offer video library, celebrity interviews, industry news, movie reviews and more. The design of the website is in sync with the visual appearance of the channel. Zoom has also been running its official channel on

The portal will allow its users to connect with each other via the Zoom Club and offer a range of value added services. Zoom is already available on mobile via IdeaTV. The channel is currently preparing to roll out its mobile content services and further scale its web offerings to reach its audience.