Kireet Khurana


Max Howard

Academic Background
High-Honours Graduate from Sheridan College (Canada) – leading institute in animation film-making from a 3 year program.

Professional Experience and Accomplishments

  • Won 5 President’s National Awards and 3 International Awards including Japan and Austria. Won 15 Awards in various festivals in India and abroad.
  • Conceptualiser, Director & Co-writer for India’s 1st live-action & 3D animation combo feature film Toonpur ka Superrhero starring Ajay Devgn & Kajol. Produced by Eros International & Big Screen releasing Dec 2010.


  • Directed award-winning shorts on Child Rights for National Film Board of Canada co-produced with UNICEF for prestigious ‘Rights From The Heart’ series.
  • Creator, Director and Screenplay Writer for the Award-Winning animation series – ‘Adventures of Chhota Birbal’ which was aired on Cartoon Network (2002). Chhota Birbal has the distinction of being the 1st Indian animated character to be licensed.


  • Co-Director & EP for live-action feature film ‘Laadli’ (Children’s Film Society India, 2002)
  • CEO & Creative Head, Climb Media (I) Pvt. Ltd. Estd. 1996: Climb Media’s and its animation division – 2nz Animation have executed 400+ Ad Films for 90+ leading brands including Coke, Pepsico, Kellogg, Unilever, Nestle, & Ad agencies JWT, O&M, Lowe, Mudra etc.  Also catering to Feature VFX, PS films and int’l projects.


Other Accomplishments


  • Speaker at FMX06 (Germany), NASSCOM, Dartmouth Univ. (Vermont, USA), British Council, Max Mueller, IIFC, CMIA, AniGraph (Indian Chapter of Siggraph) CeC & CaC, CGTExpo etc. Curator & Presenter of Indian Films’ Retrospectives at Annecy Festival (France), Forum L’Image (Reunion Islands), Sheridan College (Canada), etc.


  • Animation Editor and Columnist for Studio Systems. Written articles for Annecy Festival and Zagreb Film Festival (Croatia) AWN, VFXWorld etc.

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