MANDALA is an animated short film about the Impermanence of Things. Once a Mandala is completed, it is brushed away - never to exist again. And in that very act of “destruction” of Mandala lies the process of renewal. As the Mandala’s sand is returned to the earth, the metaphor for the continual flow of life is highlighted. For what is life but a brief moment of beauty - only to be wiped away to create something new.

Director Biography - Kiran Bhakta Joshi

Kiran Bhakta Joshi, a 28 -year animation veteran and Director/Producer, is the Co-founder & CEO of Incessant Rain Studios Inc. - the state-of-the-art animation and visual effects studio. He has over two decades of technical, artistic and management experience in Hollywood’s animation and VFX industry. He built Incessant Rain Studios from the ground up.


Prior to Incessant Rain Studios, he was the Visual Effects Supervisor at The Walt Disney Animation Studios overseeing all creative and technical aspects of various animated films.


His began his career at Disney on Beauty and the Beast which was the first animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture category. His other screen credits include Aladdin, The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Working as the Visual Effects Supervisor on the early development of Tangled and Frozen, he managed the technical and the creative aspects of R&D.


He was the Director & Producer for the documentary Moving Mountains: The Awakening. He also worked as Executive VFX Producer on Selma, Chappie, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Da Vinci’s Demons, Colony, Emerald City, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Blood Drive, The Expendables 3, Beyond the Mask, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Meg, S.W.A.T., Red Sparrow, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and many other films.

  • Kiran Bhakta Joshi - Director

  • Kiran Bhakta Joshi - Writer

  • Kiran Bhakta Joshi - Producer

  • Sanjib Raj Bhandari - Producer

  • Deepa Chipalu Joshi - Producer

SCREENING: Saturday Feb. 15 @ 11:00AM

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