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Introduction

Introducing yourself is always funny. But since its my website It becomes a sort of liability for me to let you all know who am I. I am an Independent Artist - A Filmmaker, Animation Short Filmmaker. That's my main Identity and I would love to be associated with the same till my last breathe.  I welcome all the new visitors and also some dear old friends who used to visit here quite often earlier. Due to my tight work schedule, I had to abandon this site for the same reason but didn't quit it totally. So many people asked me to get back to the site. So When I was thinking of having a new one, thought why shouldn't go back where it all began ;) So here I am. A lot more has changed during this while...definitely for the better. And I just wish to cover new milestones and take giant strides in times to come. For that I need your support and blessings. Keep them coming Always. Thankyou


                                                                                                                        -Varun

 

My Journey

  • First Animation Workshop 2015
    First Animation Workshop 2015
  • Finalist in One Shared Place Contest at American Geoscience Institute
    Finalist in One Shared Place Contest at American Geoscience Institute
  • Receiving moments of memento for 'The Unknown world' at Gurumantra 2012.
    Receiving moments of memento for 'The Unknown world' at Gurumantra 2012.
  • Receiving honors for 'Take a Stand' Contest as a Judge. Contest held in 2013.
    Receiving honors for 'Take a Stand' Contest as a Judge. Contest held in 2013.
  • Receiving honors from Maac Animation Institute Aligarh in 2012.
    Receiving honors from Maac Animation Institute Aligarh in 2012.
  • With Acclaimed Director Jhanu Barua at EME Awards 2013
    With Acclaimed Director Jhanu Barua at EME Awards 2013
  • With the very well known acclaimed film director Shoojit Sircar at EME Awards 2013
    With the very well known acclaimed film director Shoojit Sircar at EME Awards 2013
  • Receiving honors from District Magistrate of Aligarh for 'The Unknown World' in 2012 at Manav Upkar Event.
    Receiving honors from District Magistrate of Aligarh for 'The Unknown World' in 2012 at Manav Upkar Event.
First Animation Workshop 2015
First Animation Workshop 2015

Ever since a child, I was always creative. But I didn't how my life shall turn out to be. I discovered the art in myself at the age of 7 when I started painting. Initially I was very bad at it but gradually I started improving and made my own way. I won some awards in school and universities. But somehow painting didn't give me that satisfaction as an Artist. I wanted something more from life. I wanted to struggle within, just like my talented Late Uncle Baldev(Dr Baldev Mirza)who was a legendary artist. He inspired me big time as a child, a teenager, an adult and so on...


Life took a new turn when I found new love in Poetry. I wrote a lot of poems. Some were even published in magazines and got appreciation to a limited amount. That's all about it. Moving on, After completing 12th Grade successfully, I wasn't sure how should I pursue the art I was looking for. Destiny brought me to the love of Animation. Something I really enjoyed as a child. However, later I realized that this is a different ball game and I must get trained before pursuing it. Things had fallen into place and Animation was finally the right route I wanted to take.


Then it is said - It's history. I jumped into it completely and made it the motto of life. Although two things I discovered and explored this while. 1. Animation in itself was a tool for me. I am a storyteller. I want to tell stories not just animate. Animation on the whole is a different story. Hence, I don't want to be an Animator instead be an Animation Storyteller. 2. Animation taught me to pursue the idea of telling stories through short films. Animation takes a lot of time. One Animation Short Film can easily take up 6 - 7 months and that time could be easily used to tell different stories. Then why not work on the same? 


The year 2012 had literary changed my life. Before that, I only used to fool myself for few achievements. But my film 'The Unknown World' changed everything. Winning one of the biggest Film Challenges in US online to having my own workshop organized in my hometown. Everything now looks like a dream. After the Unknown World, I made a lot of shorts. And by god's grace, most of them have been award winning.  This year 2017 has opened with an amazing grace. My film has been nominated and shall be screened at this year's 7th National Science Film Festival at Kolkata. I just feel blessed at this moment.


Hah ! I still remember I had been running this site since years with my childish thoughts but this site brought the maturity out of me. It helped me grow, progress and stronger as ever. I have finally re-innovated it. And I feel glad to be on the same spot I was few years ago. Thanks for being a part of this site. I shall keep you updated on my future works. Also those who have shown Interest to watch my films, shall definitely have a taste of some of my films at this site itself. So stay on the loop. 



 

ART-OGRAPHY [ All India Digital Art & Photography Competition ]

After a gap of 3 long years since Blossom Short Film Festival wrapped up, We have arrived with a new Initiative called 'Art-ography that stands for 'All India Digital Art and Photography Competition. Calling for all talented artists and photographers to submit their best work and get recognized with amazing prizes. All Info is given below the link. The contest shall begin officially from tomorrow. Don't waste a single moment. Send your entries to [email protected]


Art in India suffers from recognition and I want to be a part in getting others recognized especially who want to but don't get opportunities. I have been taking the pain since years and organized many online contests like 'All India CG Digital Art competition 1 & 2, Take a Stand, The Unknown World Poster, Blossom Film Festival and awarded so many. Indian Media is always busy is promoting and covering that is easily accessible. They don't have time to promote that needs to be done. Hence it's upto us - The Artists, to take out for each other and support the community. 

But for that we have to stand together, stand by each other, help each other which is not easy especially in these times. We have to be totally selfless and have compassion towards each other and give power to the Initiatives above. Not By Money But By Spreading the word. Tell each other, let everyone know something exciting is going on. Something beautiful's been organized somewhere and then we can put the Art right there in the heart of the nation. We can do it. Do Submit your entries and make this a successful Venture. I shall keep you updated.

We are in talks of having a full fledged event for the same. A great show for the prize distribution and get the winners recognized. But for that, We need a good amount of entries and that is only possible if the wonderful artists contribute to the event by submitting their best work. All the Info or details you want is given on the link mentioned above but there is anything you still want to know you can shoot an email on [email protected] Entering the contest is also very easy. So it's my advise to not waste a single second. The deadline is 25th of March 2017.


***NEWS***

My Film 'A Dream that defined Science' has been shortlisted to be screened at the 7th National Science Film Festival to be held this February 14th to 19th 2017. Needless to say I'm so excited because at the end of the day, A filmmaker wants his being recognized first. Awards follow on their own. Stay active on the site as I shall be posting updates on the festival and the screening. Need your blessings and support.

Extremely glad to share that my film has been shortlisted to be selected in this year's Godollo Nature Film Festival in Hungary. It shall be screened on 28th-29th of May 2017. This is the second time my film shall be screened there. Previously my animated film 'Save Trees' was screened at Budapest, Hungary in December 2011


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