I. direct films, music videos and other interesting animation projects.

Ishan is a one man studio that has penchant for strong stories, striking visuals and layered themes. Ishan started by spearheading 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 several awards and have been featured all over the world. His first short film ‘Schirkoa’ is the rarest of Indian Animated Shorts to qualify for the Oscars. It is also the first Indian film to win ‘Best of Show’ at SIGGRAPH.

Festival Awards

Best of the Best / ARFF International (Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin)
Best Animated Short/ TAFIC Tapiales International Film Festival (Argentina)
Best of Show/ SIGGRAPH Asia (Macao)
Best Animated Short/ The Great Indian Film and Literature Festival (India)
Winner 3rd Place / Animation Marathon (Greece)
Best Animated Short/ Oaxaca Film Festival (Mexico)
Best Art Direction/ McLeod Ganj International Festival (India)
Best Animated Short/ LA Shorts Fest (USA)
Best Animated Short/ Be Epic London International Film Festival (UK)\
Best Animated Short Film/ Venice Film Week (Italy)
Best of the Fest/ TMC London Film Festival (UK)
Best Animated Short Film/ Somerville International Film Festival (US)
Best Animated Short/ Martinique Film Festival (US)
Best Short Film/ Los Angeles CineFest
Winner/ Around International Film Festival Berlin (Germany)
Best Animated Short Film/ Sydney World Film Festival (Australia)

Screenings (2017)

The Anim!Arte – Animation Festival of Brazil
ANIMA Brussels (Belgium)
Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival (US)
ASIFA South Animation Festival (Hong Kong)
Ibiza Cinefest (Spain)
Rome International Cinefest (Italy)

ASIFA India IAD Hyderabad
Canada Independent Film Festival (Canada) 

Screenings (2016)

Gdansk International Animation Film Festival (Poland)
Toronto International Short Film Festival (Canada)
Cut Out International Animation Festival (Mexico)
SPARK Animation (Canada)
Anima Mundi (Brazil)
ASIFA South Animation Festival (US)

KLIK! Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival (HK)
Indie Anifest (South Korea)
Corto Creativo Short Film Festival (Mexico)
Lisbon International Film Festival (Portugal)


2017 - CartoonBrew
2016 - The Better India 
2016 - Yahoo
2016 - Scoop Whoop
2016 - Film Fare
2016 - India Times
2016 - Pioneer News
2016 - Animation World Network
2016 - Cartoon Brew (Oscar Contenders)
2016 - Animation Magazine (Oscar Contenders)
2016 - Animation World Network 
2016 - O Globo (Anima Mundi)
2016 - Havoc Point  (Schirkoa)
2016 - Rolling Stone (Oaxaca FF)
2016 - Desert Trail (Schirkoa)
2016 - Screen Anarchy (Schirkoa)
2016 - CGSociety (Schirkoa)
2015 Drawcrowd Creative Spotlight
2015 - ImagineFX Magazine 
2014 - 3D Total Spotlight 
2014 - Drawcrowd Wall of Fame 
2013 - Behance - Motion Served 



2017 - TEDx Talk (BITS Pilani)
A TEDx talk about the journey of making the animated short film Schirkoa

2017 - ASIFA India (Hyderabad)
Screening + Making of session 

2016 - SIGGRAPH Asia Macao
Screening at the electronic theater + Meet the artist session + Award Ceremony

2016 - KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival
Screening + Q & A session 

Other Awards

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