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Schirkoa is a 14 minute animated short film. I worked on it on and off along with a day job for 4 years. The film will run in festival circuit until mid 2017 followed by a Vimeo release.

Schirkoa premiered at Los Angeles on 8th September 2016 at the Academy Award qualifying – LA Shorts Film Festival where it won the ‘Best Animated Short’ award. It then went on to win ‘Best of Show’ at SIGGRAPH Asia 2016. It was out of the Oscar race in December 2016.

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Synopsis

In the city of Bag-heads, a senate member faces a tough choice between political career, brothels and love for a mysterious woman. A choice that will transform his life and the city in unimaginable ways.

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Festivals

2017 – Official Selection/ International Film Festival ZOOM – ZBLIŻENIA (Poland)
2017 – Official Selection/ Göteborg Film Festival (Sweden)
2017 – Official Selection/ OIFF Turin Cinefest (Italy)
2017 – Official Selection/ The Anim!Arte – Animation Festival of Brazil
2017 – Official Selection/ ANIMA Brussels (Belgium)
2017 – Official Selection/ Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival (US)
2017 – Best Animated Short/ Calcutta International Cult Film Festival (India)
2017 – Official Selection / Ibiza Cinefest (Spain)
2016 – Best of the Best / ARFF International (Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin)
2016 – Best Animated Short/ TAFIC Tapiales International Film Festival (Argentina)

2016 – Official Selection/ Grand OFF World Independent Film Awards (Poland)
2016 – Official Selection/ ASIFA South Animation Festival (Hong Kong)
2016 – Best of Show/ SIGGRAPH Asia (Macao)
2016 – Best Animated Short/ The Great Indian Film and Literature Festival (India)

2016 – Official Selection/ Rome International Cinefest (Italy)
2016 – Winner 3rd Place / Animation Marathon (Greece)
2016 – Official Selection/ Canada Independent Film Festival (Canada)
2016 – Official Selection/ Gdansk International Animation Film Festival (Poland)
2016 – Official Selection/ Toronto International Short Film Festival (Canada)
2016 – Official Selection/ Cut Out International Animation Festival (Mexico)
2016 – Official Selection/ SPARK Animation (Canada)
2016 – Official Selection/ Anima Mundi (Brazil)
2016 – Official Selection/ ASIFA South Animation Festival (US)
2016 – Best Animated Short/ Oaxaca Film Festival (Mexico)
2016 – Best Art Direction/ McLeod Ganj International Festival (India)

2016 – Official Selection/ KLIK! Amsterdam (Netherlands)
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 – Official Selection/ Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival (HK)
2016 – Official Selection/ Indie Anifest (South Korea)
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 – Official Selection/ Lisbon International Film Festival (Portugal)
2016 – Best Animated Short/ LA Shorts Fest (USA)
 

Special Screenings
2017 – Exclusive Screening + Making of session/ Orbit Live, Mumbai (India)
2017 – Exclusive Screening + Making of session/ ASIFA IAD, Hyderabad (India)
2017 – Exclusive Screening/ Under 25 Summit, Bangalore (India)

Featured
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 – India Times
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
2015 – Drawcrowd Creative Spotlight
2015 – ImagineFX Magazine
2014 – 3D Total Spotlight
2014 – Drawcrowd Wall of Fame

Pre-Release
2015 – Evermotion Editor’s Choice
2015 – Drawcrowd Wall of Fame
2015 – Its Art Mag Spotlight
2014 – ImagineFX Magazine FXpose
2014 – CGSociety Editor’s Choice
2014 – 3D Total Excellence
2014 – Drawcrowd Wall of Fame