Schirkoa The First Indian Animated Short Film To Qualify For Oscars.
- An animated short film made in India, ‘Schirkoa’, has qualified for the Oscars. The 14-minute film made by CG Artist and Filmmaker Ishan Shukla stood among 70 strong contenders in the race for the top honour.
- ‘Schirkoa’ that was made over the span of four years while using just one personal computer at home, however, couldn’t make it to the top 10 list of the ‘Best Animated Shorts’ category from which the final nominees will be chosen for the Academy Award.
- Nonetheless, it was a golden year for Ishan Shukla’s film as it not only bagged ‘The Best Of Show’ award at SIGGRAPH at Asia 2016 but also won the ‘Best Animated Short Film’ at the Sydney World Film Festival.
- ‘Schirkoa’ is story about a city of ‘Bag-heads’, where a senate member faces a tough choice between political career, brothels and love for a mysterious woman.
- Shukla, who dropped out of BITS Pilani to purse animation, plans to release the film in full on Vimeo in 2017.
About Schirkoa :
- Schirkoa is a 14 minute animated short film created by Ishan Shukla. Ishan worked on it on and off along with a day job for 4 years.
- The film will run in festival circuit until 2017 followed by a Vimeo release.
- Schirkoa premiered at Los Angeles on 8th September at the Academy Award qualifying – LA Shorts Film Festival where it won the “Best Animated Short” award.
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.
- 2016 – Best of the Best Screening/ 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/ 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, 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 CineFest2016 – Winner/ Around International Film Festival Berlin (Germany)
2016 – Best Animated Short Film/ Sydney International Film Festival (Australia)
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