So 2018 has been good for Schirkoa so far!
- It will be screening in the oldest film festival in the United States, having existed since 1952 – the 66th Columbus International Film & Animation Festival.
- Won the best animated short award at FICMARC – The Caribbean Sea International Film Festival
- Premiered in Sudan & Venezuela.
- Will be screening in the much awaited Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai.
- Other notable selections include Echo Film Festival BRICS (Russia), Independent Political Activism Film Festival (Greece), and Manipulate Festival (Scotland).
Schirkoa will be screened at Eden Theater the first ever public cinema in the world on 25th October at The Best of International Short Film Festival.
In a 5-day event, select short films that have already been awarded in top festivals from around the world in the past year will be screened. The program includes winners at Cannes, Oscars, the Goyas, Sundance, Clermont-Ferrand among others.
Since the start of its festival run in Sept 2016, Schirkoa has screened not only alongside some of the finest films of the year but also ‘at’ the best theaters of the world. But this one is the most special of all!
“Eden Theater was established in 1889.- The historic theater at La Ciotat is at 20 miles east of Marseille, France. Before Hollywood became the worldwide symbol of the movie industry, there was La Ciotat – a small, picturesque town on the Mediterranean that lays claim to being the birthplace of modern cinema. “
This Guardian article covers the history and renovation comprehensively.
Full Program Catalogue
Schirkoa has been selected in some exciting festivals around the world in the past two months. In the coming week, it will air on a number of TV channels in Europe. It was mentioned on Macau tribune, Byron Bay blog along with a heartfelt review on weikwenku, China. The film’s official music video is also picking up well with screenings at Poland and Spain.
Stay tuned for an important news on the the film’s future plans next month!
New Festival Selections :
2017 – Official Selection/ Sound & Image International Film Festival (Macau)
2017 – Official Selection/ Best of International Short Films (France)
2017 – Official Selection/ Blowup Art house Film Festival Chicago (USA)
2017 – Official Selection/ Indie Flicks (UK)
2017 – Official Selection/ Pittsburgh Short Film Festival (USA)
2017 – Official Selection/ Curtas International Film Festival (Spain)
2017 – Official Selection/ Animation World Celebration (US)
2017 – Official Selection/ Byron Bay International Film Festival (Australia)
2017 – Official Selection/ International Festival of Local Televisions (Slovakia)
2017 – Award Nomination/ Edinburgh Short Film Festival (Scotland)
Music video festival selections:
2017 – Official Selection/ Scopifest (Spain)
2017 – Official Selection/ Montaz Film Festival (Poland)
Airing soon on:
Movie Star + (Spain)
Sincro Guia TV (Spain)
Featured on :
2017 – Macau Tribune
2017 – Edinburgh Short FF preview (Scotland)
2017 – ByronBay Blog (Australia)
2017 – Weikwenku (China)
2017 – Taichung International Animation Festival (Taiwan)
2017 – Palermo International Short Film Festival (Italy)
2017 – Anima Córdoba International Animation Festival (Argentina)
2017 – Edinburgh Short Film Festival (Scotland)
2017 – CyBorg Film Festival (Italy)
A fantastic month of festival run with some big selections and upcoming screenings!
Official Selection/ Pixelatl (Mexico)
Official Selection/ Anibar Festival (Kosovo)
Official Selection/ Prix Ars Electronica Animation Festival (Austria)
Official Selection/ Festival del Cinema d’Arte (Italy)
Official Selection/ Art Serve Red Eye Film & Music Festival (USA)
Official Selection/ Expressions Short Film Festival (India)
Official Selection/ Boston Short Film Festival (USA)
Another good month for Schirkoa.
It has won big at Animex Screen & Awards (UK) – The Best Animation Film Award in Professional Category. It has also won Best Animation Film at the Texas International Film Festival.
Screening at the prestigious Melbourne International Film festival was fantastic. Upcoming screenings include New York Film Week (US), Detmold IFF(Germany), Illinois IFF (USA), and the Animanima Festival (Serbia).
2017 – Official Selection/ Animanima Festival (Serbia)
2017 – Official Selection/ New York Film Week (US)
2017 – Official Selection/ Illinois Independent Film Festival (US)
2017 – Official Selection/ International Short Film Festival Detmold (Germany)
2017 – Official Selection/ Melbourne International Animation Festival (AUS)
2017 – Best Animated Short/ Texas International Film Festival (USA)
2017 – Best Animated Short/ Animex Screen & Awards(UK)
Schirkoa is going steady with the festival run. With Animayo (Spain), British Animation Festival, Australian Animation Festival and Animex (UK), it has been in company of some tremendous line up of films.
Here are May Festival Selections:
2017 – Official Selection/ Animex (UK)
2017 – Official Selection/ Super Geek Film Festival (USA)
2017 – Official Selection/ British Animation Film Festival (UK)
2017 – Official Selection/ Mexico International Film Festival (Mexico)
2017 – Official Selection/ Texas International Film Festival (USA)
2017 – Official Selection/ California Indie Film Festival (USA)
2017 – Official Selection/ Australian International Animation Film Festival
2017 – Official Selection/ Animayo (Spain)
Official Selection/ International Animation Festival Chilemonos (Chile)
Official Selection/ Ploiesti International Film Festival (Romania)
Official Selection/ Detroit International Festival of Animation (USA)
Official Selection/ Prokuplje Short Film Festival (Serbia)
There are a good number of screenings in January.
Schirkoa is among also among the 12 animated short films that will be screened in the largest film festival of the nordic countries – 40th Göteborg Film Festival.
Here are more details : https://festival.giff.se/events/schirkoa
Schirkoa has won the “Best Animated Short Film” award at Sydney World Film Festival. Truely honored and delighted to know that Jury loved it. Thanks to the organizers and the beautiful animation films in the lot.
Following are the official selections:
The No Face Doll (United States) by C.A. MacFinn
Out of Time (Australia) by Mark Newell
To Another Self (Taiwan) by Kimberly Ho
Amoo Nowruz (Iran, Islamic Republic of) by Farkhondeh Torabi
Ughh ugh (United States) by Yajun Shi
Balloon Ride (Australia) by Evan Hughes
Kinda Blue (Korea, Republic of) by Eunkyung Ko
Python and Guard (Russian Federation) by Anton Diyakov
Schirkoa (India) by Ishan Shukla
HeavenKid: Time-Space Door (Taiwan) by Derrick, Yung-Te, Wu
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