Quicklook!

  • is the dean of Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – School of Art & Design. She grew up in Lucerne, Switzerland. She is instrumental to keep NID-HSLU active. As our chief guest, we look toward to her inspiring talk about the Future of Design Education.

  • runs her wilful initiative, Adivasi Trust. She braved the mainstream storms to continue her journey documenting tribal tales through animations, made by the tellers. She will share a retrospect of the same.

  • , being a man of few words, with a very unique style of drawing, he remains a pioneer of animation education in India. As an animation film designer and an educator from NID, he takes us for a walk through the memory lanes of NID through his exhibition.

  • is a Senior Designer at Eris Lifesciences. He will talk about some of his amazing pen and ink drawings of Lesser Known Gods & Goddesses from his root.

  • is an NID alumnus. He worked at samsung for a year and freelanced for two years. Now, he runs a motion and visual design studio called Anicipate. He will talk about his studio ventures.

  • is a graphic designer who has produced many graphic novels through both print and web. Kuhni takes many workshops for children at their schools in Switzerland. He will take us through his journey on and through his graphic novels.

  • is an award-winning film director, most well known for her film, ‘Yellow Fever’. She works in Nairobi as an independent filmmaker. She will introduce us to a wonderful world of her personal stories from Kenya.

  • is an animator well famous for her film, ‘The River’, which has been screened and awarded at many film festivals. She will takes us through bits and pieces of her work with a contemporary Korean Sensibility.

  • is known to seamlessly blend art, technology and story telling. Three Girgits and NID alumini, and , will talk about their journey so far, since the formation of Girgit Studio

  • is an Associate Senior Faculty in Communication Design at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. With her background and love for narratives & space and museum design, she will talk about her journey so far.

  • is an NID alumnus who is also the co-founder of . He will talk about the meaning of his Studio, ‘Arhat’, and the inspirations, which took off from the previous editions of working with Chitrakatha.

  • is an NID alumnus. He will talk about his world beyond gender specification and one’s own sexual orientation through his animated sketches.

  • Established in 2008, is an evolving community of designers, dreamers and doers with professional expertise in industrial and communication design. They will talk about the multi-disciplinarians of their team and NID’s unique learning experience, implemented in their context from the grassroots.

  • is a venture by a group of young global professionals, of media academy arts, KHM, cologne, Germany.


    is an executive producer of Animation Turner Asia Pacific. He will be talking about the tricks and trades of the episodic animations.

  • is the founding member of Studio Film Bilder, Stuttgart 1999. Now, he is the current head of BA in Animation, HSLU. He will talk about the collaborative projects.

  • is a graphic designer who has produced many graphic novels through print and web. He takes many workshops for children at their schools in Switzerland along with Kuhni. He will take us through his journey of graphic novels as well.

  • is faculty of Photography Design and also the discipline lead; he is prolific photographer and is known for his experimental and multi disciplinary approach in the discipline of photography. His presentation will de-mystify the stereotype of the steel camera.

  • did his Masters in Film and Video Communication from NID; but his passion lies in the narratives of sound. He will talk about his world of sound.

  • : First edition of long form collective, perhaps, the first international Long Form Comics in India.

  • is a renowned illustrator and senior tutor at Bathspa University, UK. He will talk of his amazing world of documentary illustrations

  • , the guiding angel of Chitrakatha and a prolific animation artist, was the artistic director of Animac, Spain and a regular visiting expert to NID, CAFA and more. Currently, she is the professor of Media Academy of Arts, Cologne, Germany and she will present the same.

  • is an independent illustrator, animator, director and visual artist since 1997. He is a regular jury member and speaker at international conferences and festivals who opens new territories of animation in contemporary dances, installation works, visual music and new media. He will talk of his recent projects and collaborations.
  • is an NID alumnus. He is currently working on a successfully crowdfunded project called ‘Wade’. Now, he has started a small studio called ‘Ghost’ and he, along with his young team, will be sharing his experiences on this initiative.

  • an NID graduate, a passionate musician, a prolific writer and an illustrator. Currently, he is the Animation Department Lead at NID and he will take us through his world of the sketchbook.

  • is one of the organizers of CFS Bangladesh and their unique international children film festival, which is run by the young school and college students since last ten years they will talk about their ventures.

  • is founded and run by Kavya Agarwal. Being a graphic designer, she turned her obsession of making sketchbook into her profession. She will take us through her journey, through of her work.

  • is a studio founded by Gautam Singh and Vivekananda Roy Ghatak. Both of them are NID Animation alumni and they will talk about their studio stories.

  • is a NID Animation alumnus. He is passionate about watercolors and he will showcase and talk about his sketchbooks and the workshop he will be conducting at chitrakatha.

  • an animation graduate from NID, a high-energy performer, and the founder of Trip Creative Services. He will be bringing his curious world of the trip within our audience.

  • , Iran, is a Bachelors of Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Tehran and her Masters of Arts in Animation from Tehran University of Art; she started working as an instructor for animation at Tehran University of Art in 2006. She later became a member of the Faculty of Cinema and Theatre in 2013.  She will talk about her teaching methods and students work.

  • , Nigeria/Germany, holds a HND in Graphic Design/Illustration from the IMT Enugu, Nigeria. She is a two-time winner of the Africa Movie Academy Awards in Animation. She will talk about her world of Animation.

  • is the Principle Designer and the Chair Person of Outreach Program, at NID. She will curate NID's Africa project and will also talk about the same.

  • is a Gordon M. Fisher Fellow from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 'Science and Pseudoscience,' 'Bioethics,' and 'Impact of Digital Media on Culture'. Currently, he works with Gray Matters Consultant. He will talk about a unique way of storytelling through the comic book.

  • an NID alumnus who did his Masters in Animation Film Design.  Currently, he is working in the Bombay Film Industry, mixing his fine arts and animation skills in the field of visual effects. At times he also exhibits his paintings and here, he will talk about his journey.

  • studied Fine Arts at Sir J. J. School of Art, India, before he went to study Animation Film Design at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. He lives in Mumbai, where, he mainly does Animation and Graphics for television. Now, he is here to share his sketchbook with us.

  • is an NID alumna and the founder of Studio First Forest. First Forest studio works to give household discards a new life through a sensitive design. She will give us more insights of her studio and her work.

  • is an NID alumnus and the founder of Studio Eeksaurus. E Suresh will take us through the journey of his well-known film and the Making of Tokri.

  • is led by an NID alumnus, Vaibhav Kumaresh. He will talk about the success story of Lamput series.
  • is another collaboration between NID and HSLU envisioned and led by Francois Chalet and Sekhar Mukharjee. This is going to be a combination of projection, dance and music, with collaborative efforts of NID Graduate students and Nitya Bharti Dancers.

  • , is a writer, documentary filmmaker and musician. He will be talking about the outcome of his workshop, A Pedaling Workshop, on animated policies of a future of the world with a new constitieunt we like to live in.

  • is a senior tutor and co-ordinator at Le Cambre, Belgium. He will take audience through the unique journey of animation films from Belgium

  • is a NID Alumnus from Dhanbad, India. He is an animation filmmaker, sculptor, and an illustrator. He is currently working in Cognizant. His sketchbook talks about the story of his tribe, the Santhals, and more.

  • is an alumnus of Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay, India. He is a director of award winning animation shorts. He will talk about the making of his film, Maacher Jhol.

  • is the co-founder of the wonderful crowd-funding platform in India called Wishberry. She will talk of her journey of promoting world of Indian animation through her platform.

  • is an artist and a storyteller, who uses film, illustration and writing, to tell her stories. Currently, she is a professor at the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay, India. She will talk about four of her animation projects as part of her retrospective.

  • is the first graduate in Animation from NID. Through his long journey of award-winning storytelling experiences, he will talk about the serious aspect of Animation studies which might question the infancies of Indian animation.

  • is currently the professor at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, UK. His interest lies in the field and specimen based approaches to questions of evolutionary mechanism in the early Phanerozoic.  He will talk to us about the history, the essence, the existence and the life of Gondwana.

  • is a contemporary Indian artist who works with murals, etchings, mixed media and animation. He has travelled extensively and exhibited his work in India and the world over. He will talk about his work and experience.