About

Ishan Animation is a one man animation studio with a focus on personal, independent animation films.

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Ishan Shukla, is an India based animation filmmaker and CG artist. A dropout of BITS Pilani (India) he graduated from 3D Sense Media School (Singapore) in 2008. He spearheaded projects ranging from TV commercials to TV series at Singapore. He is now based in India working on a diverse range of projects as Director/CG Lead. His animation shorts and artworks have won dozens of awards and have been featured and screened all over the world. His first short film ‘Schirkoa’ qualified for the Oscars 2017. It also won ‘Best in Show’ at SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 followed by many more awards and screenings.

He is now keeping busy with a new animated film and some vivid music videos.


AWARDS

2017 – Best Animated Short/ Texas International Film Festival (USA)
2017 – Best Animated Short/ Animex Screen & Awards(UK)
2017 – Best Animated Short/ American Movie Awards (USA)
2017 – Special Mention/ Athens Animfest (Greece)
2017 – Best of the Best / ARFF International (Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin)
2017 – Orbit Live Industry Honors/ Pride of Indian Animation (India)
2017 – Jury Award/ American Short Film Awards (USA)
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/ LA Shorts Fest (USA)
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/ 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)
2014 – CG Society FX Wars Winner
2014 – 3D Total Excellence Award
2013 – 3D Sense Media School Alumni Award
2013 – CG Society Challenge Award
2009 – CG Society Challenge Excellence Award
2008 – Asiagraph Art Gallery – Winning work – Tokyo
2008 – Digicon 10 Award –  Singapore
2007 – Brothers commercial challenge – 2nd place – Singapore
2005 – Microsoft Imagine Cup – Japan – 2nd place
2005 – 30 under 30 BITS pilani India


FEATURED

2017 – Blogbeats (Interview)
2017 – Filmand Spain
2017 – Film Matters
2017 – CGMeetup
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
2016 – India Times
2016 – Altered
2016 – Pioneer News
2016 – Animation World Network (SIGGRAPH Asia Winners)
2016 – Cartoon Brew (Oscar Contenders)
2016 – Animation Magazine (Oscar Contenders)
2016 – Animation World Network
2016 – O Globo (Anima Mundi)
2016 – Havoc Point
2016 – Rolling Stone (Oaxaca FF)
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


Activities

2017 – The Great Indian Film and Literature Festival Bhopal (Talk)
2017 – Dylogg Coworking Space,Bhopal, India (Talk)
2017 – Creative Multimedia College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad, India (Talk)
2017 – Chiangmai University, Chiangmai, Thailand (Seminar)
2017 – Bangkok International Digital Content Festival, Bangkok, Thailand (Seminar)
2017 – Orbit Live, Mumbai, India (Seminar, Award Ceremony)
2017 – AMA with Flow (Facebook Live event)
2017 – TEDx, BITS Pilani, India (Talk)
2017 – ASIFA, Hyderabad, India (Seminar, Special Screening)
2016 – SIGGRAPH Asia, Macao, China (Meet the Artist Session, Award Ceremony)
2016 – KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival, Netherlands (Q & A Session, Screening)
2014 –  BITS Pilani University, India (Guest Lectures)
2012 – CG Society Challenge, Jury Member
2010 – Makhanlal Chaturvedi University, India (Workshop)


SCREENINGS

2017 – Festival del Cinema d’Arte (Italy)
2017 – Art Serve Red Eye Film & Music Festival (USA)
2017 – Pixelatl (Mexico)
2017- Anibar Festival (Kosovo)
2017- Boston Short Film Festival (USA)
2017 – Animanima Festival (Serbia)
2017 – New York Film Week (USA)
2017 – Illinois Independent Film Festival (US)
2017 – International Short Film Festival Detmold (Germany)
2017 – Prix Ars Electronica Animation Festival (Austria)
2017 – Melbourne International Animation Festival (Australia)
2017 – Animex (UK)
2017 – Texas International Film Festival (USA)
2017 – Mexico International Film Festival (USA)
2017 – British Animation Film Festival (UK)
2017 – California Indie Film Festival (USA)
2017 – International Animation Festival Chilemonos (Chile)
2017 – Australian International Animation Film Festival (Australia)
2017 – Animayo (Spain)
2017 – Super Geek Film Festival (USA)
2017 – Gines en Corto (Spain)
2017 – Ploiesti International Film Festival (Romania)
2017 – Prokuplje Short Film Festival (Serbia)
2017 – Cleveland International Film Festival (USA)
2017 – International Animation Festival Chilemonos (Chile)
2017 – Ecozine Film Festival (Spain)
2017 – Detroit International Festival of Animation (USA)
2017 – Indie Grits Film Festival (USA)
2017 – Athens Animfest (Greece)
2017 – International Film Festival ZOOM – ZBLIŻENIA (Poland)
2017 – Göteborg Film Festival (Sweden)
2017 – OIFF Turin Cinefest (Italy)
2017 – The Anim!Arte – Animation Festival of Brazil
2017 – ANIMA Brussels (Belgium)
2017 – Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival (US)
2017 – Calcutta International Cult Film Festival (India)
2017 – Ibiza Cinefest (Spain)
2017 – Orbit Live Mumbai (India)
2017 – Asifa IAD Hyderabad (India)
2017 – Under 25 Summit Bengaluru (India)
2016 – ARFF International (Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin)
2016 – TAFIC Tapiales International Film Festival (Argentina)
2016 – Grand OFF World Independent Film Awards (Poland)
2016 – ASIFA South Animation Festival (Hong Kong)
2016 – SIGGRAPH Asia (Macao)
2016 – The Great Indian Film and Literature Festival (India)
2016 – Rome International Cinefest (Italy)
2016 – Animation Marathon (Greece)
2016 – Canada Independent Film Festival (Canada)
2016 – Gdansk International Animation Film Festival (Poland)
2016 – Toronto International Short Film Festival (Canada)
2016 – Cut Out International Animation Festival (Mexico)
2016 – SPARK Animation (Canada)
2016 – Anima Mundi (Brazil)
2016 – ASIFA South Animation Festival (US)
2016 – Oaxaca Film Festival (Mexico)
2016 – McLeod Ganj International Festival (India)
2016 – KLIK! Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2016 – Be Epic London International Film Festival (UK)
2016 – Venice Film Week (Italy)
2016 – TMC London Film Festival (UK)
2016 – Somerville International Film Festival (US)
2016 – Martinique Film Festival (US)
2016 – Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival (HK)
2016 – Indie Anifest (South Korea)
2016 – Corto Creativo Film Festival (Mexico)
2016 – Los Angeles CineFest
2016 – Around International Film Festival Berlin (Germany)
2016 – Sydney World Film Festival (Australia)
2016 – Lisbon International Film Festival (Portugal)
2016 – LA Shorts Fest (USA)