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Anitha Balachandran

MA work

In my films I combine experimental animation with live-action footage. I try to explore the affinities between fiction and documentary, between the imagination, memory and the things we feel are real. These have been stories about children and women, about social and environmental history, or more simply drawn from observations of everyday life.

Writing and illustrating children's books, and black-and-white photography are among my other interests.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Animation, 2008

  • In my films I combine experimental animation with live-action footage. I try to explore the affinities between fiction and documentary, between the imagination, memory and the things we feel are real. These have been stories about children and women, about social and environmental history, or more simply drawn from observations of everyday life.

    Writing and illustrating children's books, and black-and-white photography are among my other interests.

  • Degrees

  • Diploma in Animation Film Design, National Institute of Design, India, 2003
  • Experience

  • Assistant Curator, Apeejay Media Gallery, New Delhi, India, 2005-6; Animation Director, Sacred World Research Laboratory, New Delhi, India, 2003-5; Freelance Illustrator, Puffin India, Scholastic India, New Delhi,India, 2003-6
  • Exhibitions

  • Eternal Gandhi Exhibition, Gandhi Smriti Museum (Permanent Collection), New Delhi, India, 2005 to present; The Alipore Conspiracy Case, Supreme Court of India Exhibition Gallery, New Delhi, India, 2006; Vatavaran Wildlife annd Conservation Film Festival, various, New Delhi, Bangalore, India, 2005-6; Bollywood and Beyond, Stuttgart Film Festival, Germany, 2006
  • Awards

  • Jury’s Special Mention, Animated Film, Vatavaran Wildlife and Conservation Film Festival, 2005; Jury's Special Mention for Poetry, Animated Film, World Festival of Animation Films, 2002; Jury’s Special Award for Design, Animated Film, Indian and South-East Asian Animation Film Festival, 2002