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This year, Chitrakatha, the biennial student animation festival from National Institute of Design, has partnered with Wishberry, India's largest crowdfunding platform for films, to run an exciting crowdfunding competition for students to help make their short animation films.

Wishberry will help students participating in Chitrakatha raise funds for their animated short films. The winning films will then be showcased at the festival. The goal is to get students familiar with crowdfunding and how it can help them become independent film makers in the future.

Crowdfunded Successfully

Ghost Electrons

By Amritha Warrier
This film explores physics in the most unimaginable form, from a little girl and a dog's perspective, while conversing with her red ball.
Film

123% Pledged
Rs 1,22,909 Pledged
0
Hours left

The Cure

By Kapil Gopinathan
This film is about a man’s journey to an unknown destination in search of a cure and his metaphysical adventure leading him to a path of self-discovery.
Film

118% Pledged
Rs 1,17,942 Pledged
0
Hours left

BABA

By Akshay Malotkar
This film is about a little girl and her special relationship with a scarecrow, which she built out of longing for her father — a farmer who commits suicide.
Film

100% Pledged
Rs 1,00,017 Pledged
0
Hours left

How to deal with an impossible child

By Samyo Ghoshal
This web series is a light-hearted take on the myriad experiences of a 'naughty' child as he moves from one life experience to another, learning along the way.
Film

123% Pledged
Rs 1,23,413 Pledged
0
Hours left

Dhamachakdi - Pilot Episode: Dhamako!

By Kaitav Patel
This TV series aims to show how life teaches valuable lessons to kids through everyday experiences and mistakes, which are essential for their overall growth.
Film

118% Pledged
Rs 1,18,111 Pledged
0
Hours left

The One Way Journey

By Suyog Khadikar
An animated short film that reveals the emotions of a 10 year-old kid when he confronts the truth that his father is on a 'One-way Journey'.
Film

101% Pledged
Rs 1,00,502 Pledged
0
Hours left

A Strange Night for Mr. Shasmal

By Manisha Naskar
This animated short is a thriller adapted from one of Satyajit Ray's stories, and deals with a dishonest man who is haunted by the demons of his past crimes.
Film

100% Pledged
Rs 1,00,011 Pledged
0
Hours left

Smriti

By Risabh Banshkar
This animated short deals with the tale of a 10-year-old boy, his fear of the dark, and how he manages to overcome his fear, and battle his inner demons.
Film

124% Pledged
Rs 1,24,101 Pledged
0
Hours left

The Deadlines

30th
Jul

Last date call for submissions

1st
Aug

Announcement of shortlisted films; crowdfunding prep begins

20th
Aug

Launch of the crowdfunding campaigns

20th
Sep

End of campaigns; winners announced

10th
Oct

Submission of Work in Progress
(Film at current status)

28th
Oct

Screening of work at Chitrakatha