Schirkoa has been selected as the ‘Best of the Bests’ from the winners of 2016 monthly festivals by Around International Film Festival. Over the coming months it will be screened at Berlin (8th Dec), Amsterdam (7th Jan), Paris (21st Jan) & Barcelona (3rd February).


“An Independent event with major 4 live screenings for all Feature, Short, Documentary, Experimental, Music Videos, Animations and Student Films. Goal of Around Film Festival is to provide homes to group of film enthusiasts who are committed in creating spaces for film industry and devoted to spreading of the knowledge of the modern visual art form to all interested for all around the globe to present it all on one single platform. Monthly Festival’s library will has some very remarkable award winning films from across the globe.”


Schirkoa will be screened at the 12th Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival on January 28, 2017 at the Cinerama Theatre (2100 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA). SFSFF is one of the most respected Sci-Fi & Fantasy film festivals on short subject and this is a great moment for Schirkoa. Tickets available here. And here is the screening schedule.


“The Science Fiction Fantasy Short Film Festival (SFFSFF), is an international genre film festival devoted to fantasy and science fiction cinema from across the globe. The SFFSFF takes place annually every winter in Seattle, Washington at the world-renowned Seattle Cinerama Theater. The festival brings together industry professionals in filmmaking and the genres of science fiction and fantasy to encourage and support new, creative additions to science fiction and fantasy cinema arts. The (SFFSFF) is a co-production of the EMP Museum and SIFF.”

*October 15 : A really big win at a ridiculously cool festival. Last night Schirkoa won ‘Best Animated Short Film’ award at Oaxaca Film Festival.


*Saturday – October 22, 5:00 PM

Schirkoa will be premiering in Canada at SPARK Animation Festival – Vancouver. Schirkoa will be sharing screen with the some big animation features and shorts of the year including KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY X.


(Formed in 2008, first as an arm of the Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH chapter and as of late 2011 on its own, the Spark Computer Graphics (Spark CG) Society has been working behind the scenes of Vancouver’s computer graphics community, organizing and hosting events that foster community, ignite the imagination and advance technology.)

*Screening at Atlanta (US) at ASIFA Atlanta Animation Festival. At Scad Show theatre, November 06, 7:30 PM


(ASIFA is a growing animation society with 34 chapters around the world. As the only chapter in the Southeast, ASIFA-Atlanta advances the art of animation by promoting local animators,providing free international screenings open to the public and educational opportunities for all.)

A glimpse at the selected films :

*October 13th: Schirkoa won “Best Animated Short‘ at Boston’s Somerville Film Festival

(The Somerville Film Festival is an annual film festival meant to showcase innovative independent cinema from around the world by up-and-coming artists. Aiming to inspire, motivate and award new talent, The Somerville Film Festival is a first-year event that will take place on October 10 – 13, 2016 in the bustling Davis Square neighborhood of Somerville (MA))

And an Indian premiere, that too in the Himalayas!

Between 27-31 October Schirkoa will be screened at “McLeod Ganj International Film Festival (also known as ‘Free Spirit Film Festival’)


(The 12th edition of the Free Spirit Film Festival, will take place in McLeod Ganj, India, from 27 to 31 October 2016. Being the first and original yearly film festival of McLeod Ganj, and now considered to be one of the leading film festivals in the entire Himalayan region, the Festival has grown in importance and prestige over the years.)



Reception at festival screenings has been good so far. Here are some highlights from September.

  • Official Selection – SIGGRAPH ASIA (Macao) – This a such a great honor. Getting screened at SIGGRAPH’s electronic theater is beyond words.
  • Official Selection – CutOut Fest International Animation and Digital Art Festival (Mexico)
  • Best of the Fest, Best Animated Short – TMC London Film Festival
  • Best Animated Short – Be Epic London International Film Festival
  • Best Animated Short- Martinique Film Festival
  • Best Short Film- Jury Award – Los Angeles CineFest
  • Somerville International Film Festival, Boston
  • Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival

It’s exhilarating to see Schirkoa getting selected in one of the warmest and coolest festivals of the world- Oaxaca Film Festival.

“One of the Top 50 Festivals in the world ”
-MovieMaker Magazine

“Sundance South of The Border!”
-Spotlight Magazine

“A new star is born in the Film Festival Universe”


Schirkoa will be sharing the screen with Kevin Spacey’s ‘Elvis & Nixon’ and Woody Harrelson’s ‘The Duel’, along with many other features, shorts and documentaries.

Oaxaca FilmFest will be held October 8th-15th 2016. Oaxaca FilmFest has also announced a new collaboration with Sundance Institute for 2016. Sundance Ignite will participate in Oaxaca FilmFest´s Young Industry and New Industry programs.