Animator, Indie Film maker, Sound Designer, Video Editor, Actor & So on!
I am Divakar Kuppan from Chennai, currently staying in Mumbai. I have my post graduation in Master of Design in Animation & Film making from Industrial Design Centre,IIT Bombay. I have graduated from B.E. Computer Science Engineering in 2015. Illustration was always in my natural ability combined with my good observational and visualization skills.Out of my exploration in world cinema and the traditional animation, I have started working on a 2 hour independent animated sci fi feature film project on global warming named Akila in 2015. After graduation,I have been working on it for 2 years. In this phase,I have done loads of concept art, storyboarding and final background arts for my movie. I came to know about the works of Mam.Shilpa Ranade and her pioneering work GGBB.Then Shelving that project and in search of some field guidance, I have come to do my Masters in Animation Design in IIT Bombay in 2017. Here I got a wonderful nurturing on foundations on animation from great professors like Sumant Rao, Phani Tetali,Nina Sabnani,Mazhar Kamran and Shilpa Ranade. Over the past couple of years, I have started with basic paper and pencil animation, then I have been experimenting a lot on with various other possibilities of animation like clay animation, Paper cut out animation, Found item Stopmotion, Glass painting animation, 2D digital animation, etc. I have done my 3rd semester academic project in Glass painting animation which is a 8 minute animation film on countryside life which have won a numerous accolades and recognition for me and my institute. Am looking forward for an amazing career ahead. I have always felt that animation needs to be taught in schooling stage onwards like an Extracurricular activity and I have been thinking of simple and legible ways to take this craft to the children without requiring much of software assistance and just using their natural sketching skills and playful mind.Through various traditional animation techniques like paper and pencil animation, Clay animation, papercut out animation, Chalk and Blackboard animation,,we can nurture the creativity among the children at the right stage where their degree of curiosity to learn interesting things is rather more in comparison to the adulthood.
Official Selection
Boxocalypse
The BeBop Channel Content Festival
Newyork
2020
Award Winner
The Fox of the Palmgrove
Short Film Factory
Bucharest
2020
Semifinalist
The Fox of the Palmgrove
4th Jaipur Film World
Jaipur
2020
Official Selection
The Fox of the Palmgrove
5th Flame Firstcut 2020
Pune
2020
Best Experimental Animation
The Fox of the Palmgrove
PUNE ANIMATION FILM MAHOSTAV 2020
Pune
2020
Official Selection
The Fox of the Palmgrove
9th DMCS National Short Film Festival
Pune
2020
Official Selection
The Fox of the Palmgrove
International Film Festival of Ahmednagar
Ahmednagar
2020
Official Selection
The Fox of the Palmgrove
Athens Animfest 2020
Athens
2020
Best Animated Film
The Fox of the Palmgrove
Rome Independent Prisma Film Awards
Rome
2020
Official Selection
The Fox of the Palmgrove
Rushes National Film Festival
Bangalore
2020
Silver Conch - Best International Animation
The Fox of the Palmgrove
Mumbai International Film Festival
Mumbai
2020
Finalist
The Fox of the Palmgrove
FROSTBITE International Indie Fest
Colorado
2020
Best Student Animation
The Fox of the Palmgrove
CVWF Short Film Fest 2020
Mumbai
2020
Bhimsain Emerging Talent Award 2019
The Fox of the Palmgrove
ANIFEST INDIA 2019
Mumbai
2019
Official Selection
The Fox of the Palmgrove
Nexgn International Short Film Festival
Ichalkaranji
2019
Best Student Animation Film
The Fox of the Palmgrove
8th Mumbai shorts International Film Festival
Mumbai
2019
Best Experimental Short Film
The Fox of the Palmgrove
Beyond Earth Film Festival
Kolkata
2019
Semi Finalist
The Fox of the Palmgrove
EurasiaFest International Film Festival
Moscow
College
IDC SChool of Design , IIT Bombay
Animation Design & Film making
20172019
Birth Date
July 26, 1994
Nickname
Divakar
Birth City
Chennai
Current City
Mumbai
Hometown
Elavur
Height
170cm
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Tamil
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Sagittarius
Animator, Indie Film maker, Sound Designer, Video Editor, Actor & So on!