About

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Ishan Shukla, is an Indian animation filmmaker. After dropping out of BITS Pilani, India, he later graduated from 3D Sense Media School, Singapore in 2008. He has spearheaded projects ranging from TV commercials to TV series. His animation shorts and artworks have won dozens of awards and have been featured and screened all over the world. He is now working on his debut animated feature film ‘Schirkoa’.

His first animated short film ‘Schirkoa’ qualified for the Oscars 2017 becoming the rarest of Indian animated film to do so. It also won ‘Best in Show’ at SIGGRAPH Asia, ‘Best Animated Short’ at American Movie Awards, Bollywood Film Journalists Awards followed by 122 film festival screenings and 35 international awards.

 

Awards

2019 – Vimeo Staff Pick/ Schirkoa
2018 – Best Work/ AsiaGraph Tokyo (Japan)
2018 – Best Film – Audience Choice/ Meters International Film Festival (US)
2018 – Best Animated Short Film/ Power Brands Bollywood Film Journalists Awards
2018 – Special Mention/ Malatesta Short Film Festival (Italy)
2018 – Best Animated Short/ FICMARC – Caribbean Sea International Film Festival (Venezuela)
2018 – Special Jury Award/ Short to the Point (Romania)
2017 – Best Animated Short/ Sound & Image International Film Festival (Macau)
2017 – Nomination/ Golden Fox Award/ Calcutta International Cult Film Festival (India)
2017 – People’s Choice Award/ Indie Flicks (UK)
2017 – Nomination/ Best Animated Short/ Edinburgh Short Film Festival (Scotland)
2017 – Nomination/ Best Animated Short/ Taichung International Animation Festival (Taiwan)
2017 – Best Animated Short/ Expressions Short Film Festival (India)
2017 – Best Animated Short/ Animex Screen & Awards(UK)
2017 – Best Animated Short/ Texas International Film Festival (USA)
2017 – Best Animated Short/ American Movie Awards (USA)
2017 – Special Mention/ Athens Animfest (Greece)
2017 – Jury Award/ American Short Film Awards (USA)
2017 – Best Animated Short/ Calcutta International Cult Film Festival (India)
2017 – Pride of Indian Animation Award / Orbit Live Industry Honors, Mumbai (India)
2016 – Best of the Best/ ARFF International (Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin)
2016 – Best Animated Short/ TAFIC Tapiales International Film Festival (Argentina)
2016 – Best of Show/ SIGGRAPH Asia (Macao)
2016 – Best Animated Short/ The Great Indian Film and Literature Festival (India)
2016 – Winner 3rd Place / Animation Marathon (Greece)
2016 – Best Animated Short/ Oaxaca Film Festival (Mexico)
2016 – Best Art Direction/ McLeod Ganj International Festival (India)
2016 – Best Animated Short/ Be Epic London International Film Festival (UK)
2016 – Best Animated Short Film/ Venice Film Week (Italy)
2016 – Best of the Fest, Best Animated Short/ TMC London Film Festival (UK)
2016 – Best Animated Short Film/ Somerville International Film Festival (US)
2016 – Best Animated Short/ Martinique Film Festival (US)
2016 – Best Short Film/ Los Angeles CineFest
2016 – Winner/ Around International Film Festival Berlin (Germany)
2016 – Best Animated Short Film/ Sydney World Film Festival (Australia)
2016 – Best Animated Short/ LA Shorts Fest (USA)
2015 – Evermotion/ Editor’s Choice
2015 – Drawcrowd/ Wall of Fame
2015 – Its Art Mag/ Spotlight
2014 – ImagineFX/ FXpose
2014 – CGSociety/ Editor’s Choice
2014 – 3D Total Excellence Award
2014 – Drawcrowd Wall of Fame
2013 – CGSociety Challenge Award (FX Wars)
2012 – CGSociety Challenge Award (TEN)
2009 – CGSociety Challenge Award (Secret Agent)
2008 – Brother Commercial Challenge, 2nd Place, Singapore
2005 – Microsoft Imagine Cup, 2nd Place, Japan

Engagements

2020 – TEDx Talk MITSG
2019 – Co-Production Market/ NFDC Film Bazaar
2018 – Jury/ Sound Image Macau Film Festival (Macau)
2018 – Hong Kong Film Market (Hong Kong)
2017 – Co-Production Market / South East Asian Film Financing Market (Singapore)
2017 – Q & A Jaipur Art Summit (India)
2017 – Seminar Chiangmai University (Thailand)
2017 – Seminar BIDC (Thailand)
2017 – Q & A GIFLIF Bhopal (India)
2017 – Talk/ Dylogg Sessions, Bhopal (India)
2017 – Seminar Creative Multimedia College Hyderabad (Indial)
2017 – Seminar / Orbit Live, Mumbai (India)
2017 – TEDx Talk BITS Pilani (India)
2017 – Seminar/ ASIFA IAD, Hyderabad (India)
2016 – Meet the Artist – SIGGRAPH Asia (Macao)
2016 – AMA with Flow (Facebook Live)
2016 – Q & A/ Klik Amsterdam Animation Festival (Netherlands)

Featured


2020 – CG Bros
2020 – Talking Shorts
2019 – WDR
2019 – Hollywood Reporter
2019 – Animowany
2019 – AWN
2019 – Collator
2019 – Rappelsnut
2019 – Robotmafia
2019 – Lesterbanks
2019 – Animowany
2019 – Langweiledich
2019 – IAMAG
2019 – Vimeo Staff Pick

2018 – Asian Movie Pulse
2018 – Franchise India
2018 – Screen Anarchy
2018 – Animation Xpress
2018 – Molo Vietnam
2018 – Variety
2018 – Animation World Network
2018 – Animation Magazine
2017 – Variety
2017 – Yahoo SG
2017 – Allan McKay Podcast
2017 – Theweereview
2017 – Macau Tribune
2017 – Movie Blogger
2017 – Edinburgh Short FF preview (Scotland)
2017 – ByronBay Blog (Australia)
2017 – Weikwenku (China)
2017 – Jia Screen preview (China)
2017 – Blogbeats (Interview)
2017 – Filmand Spain
2017 – Film Matters
2017 – CGMeetup
2017 – Lesterbanks
2017 – Indian Express (Interview)
2017 – Cartoon Brew (Interview)
2017 – Tribune
2016 – Zippy Frames (2016 Top Animated Shorts)
2016 – The Better India (Interview)
2016 – Yahoo
2016 Scoop Whoop
2016 Film Fare
2016 – Blush
2016India Times
2016 – Altered
2016Pioneer News
2016 – Animation World Network
2016 – Cartoon Brew
2016 – Animation Magazine
2016 – Animation World Network
2016 – O Globo
2016 – Havoc Point
2016 – Rolling Stone
2016 – Desert Trail
2016 – Screen Anarchy
2016 – CGSociety
2016 – Flow
2015 – Drawcrowd Creative Spotlight
2015 – ImagineFX Magazine
2014 – 3D Total Spotlight
2014 – Drawcrowd Wall of Fame