Shilpa Ranade (IN)
- Website: www.iitb.ac.in
- Position: Professor - IITB
- Location: Mumbai, India
Shilpa Ranade teaches Animation at IDC, IIT Bombay, a discipline she helped establish in 2006.
An alumnus of IDC, she later completed her MPhil in Animation from the Royal College of Art, London. Shilpa Ranade has directed short animation films for Channel 4, UK; her films have traveled all over the world winning accolades in some of the most prestigious film festivals.
She is a founding member of Damroo, a project involved in creating content for children where she has produced books and films while working closely with children to produce the content. She has also illustrated numerous books for children for leading publishers in the country including Scholastic, Eklavya, Pratham and Karadi Tales.
Her latest curatorial work includes two large volumes; Plant Life is an anthology of children’s writing and drawing on how they perceive higher and lower plants as students of a Waldorf Steiner School, and Child Farmers, a book based on the lives of children of Vidarbha who have lost their farmer fathers to suicides.
She has just completed an animated feature film for the Children’s Film Society of India, Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya, based on the original text Goopi Gayne Bagha Bayne by Upendrakishore Raychowdury.
Her film has premiered at TIFF Toronto, Busan Korea, MAMI India, and will be showcased at DIFF Dubai, NYICFF New York, among several other film festivals.