Reviving Nepalese art & culture through computer technology
Active since the early millennium, animator brothers Sanyukta and Niyukta Shrestha’s passion for defining Nepalese animation style resulted in yantrakala, literally meaning machine art in Sanskrit. Since its establishment in September 2007, yantrakala has been focused in research and development of authentic Nepalese art using computer technology.
The products of yantrakala aim to be informative and entertaining. They are based on in-depth research, and exhibit creative qualities and technical expertise. yantrakala aims at educating about Nepalese history, culture and tradition through entertaining and creative animated features.
Research on authentic Nepalese form and philosophy of art is a continuous project at yantrakala. Its research is mainly focussed from the ancient to medieval history of art in central Nepal. Outcome of these research mainly form the content of yantrakala’s animated features and multimedia applications.
2007 Aug: yantrakala was born.
2007 Sep: LEAVING THE VILLAGE film was released over YouTube.
2007 Nov: LEAVING THE VILLAGE was premiered at Kendal Mountain Film Festival in Kumbria, UK.
2008 May: PAUVIZ ver 1.0 was released.
2008 Nov: LEAVING THE VILLAGE was screened at Himalaya Film Festival in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2009 Apr: RAMAILO NEPAL teaser was released over YouTube.
2009 Jun: PRACHIN NEPAL teaser was released over YouTube.
2010 Jul: RAMAILO NEPAL teaser was screened at 4th Non-resident Nepalese Association‘s Europe Meeting in Paris, France.
2011 Jan: Multimedia study works were presented at London Metropolitan University, London.
2011 Feb: AAKHAH MHASIKAA ver 1.0 was released.
2011 Mar: LEAVING THE VILLAGE was screened in Rastriya Naachghar, Kathmandu, Nepal.
2011 Apr: LEAVING THE VILLAGE was screened in Alchemy Festival, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank, London.
2012 Feb: PRACHIN NEPAL study works were exhibited at Waltham Forest Art Club exhibition in Wood Street, London.
2012 Apr: PRACHIN NEPAL study works were exhibited at an Art Catcher exhibition in Hackney Wick, London.
2012 Nov: PRACHIN NEPAL study works were presented at University of East Anglia, Norwich.
2013 May: PAUVIZ and AAKHAH MHASIKAA were presented at The British Academy, London.
2013 Oct: THE FORGOTTEN ARTISTS OF NEPAL study works were presented at University of Westminster, London.
2014 Mar: THE FORGOTTEN ARTISTS OF NEPAL complete docufilm was released over YouTube.
2014 Oct: WWW.NEPALSAMVAT.COM – the first website to display Nepal Samvat date in conventional syntax, was released at Embassy of Nepal, London.
2015 Jan: MAKING OF THE MANDALA teaser was released over YouTube.
2015 Apr: THE FORGOTTEN ARTISTS OF NEPAL study works were presented at Britain Nepal Day at SOAS university of London.
2015 Nov: THE LEGEND OF SHANKHADHAR teaser was released at Embassy of Nepal, London.
2016 Mar: THE LEGEND OF SHANKHADHAR initial 5 minutes was screened at the 2nd World Newah Convention, USA.
2016 Apr: THE LEGEND OF SHANKHADHAR was awarded the Best place in creative arts category from Nepal Academy of fine Arts in the annual national exhibition 2016.
2016 Oct: A private viewing of THE LEGEND OF SHANKHADHAR marked the New year of NS 1137 at Greenford Town Hall, London.
2016 Dec: UK premiere of THE LEGEND OF SHANKHADHAR was held at Safari Cinema, Harrow.
2016 Dec: US premiere of THE LEGEND OF SHANKHADHAR was held at Cinema Arts Movie Theatre, Fairfax.
2017 Apr: Australia premiere of THE LEGEND OF SHANKHADHAR was held at Hurstville Civic Theatre, Sydney.
2017 Jul: MAJIPA: LAKHAY teaser was released at Microsoft Innovation Centre Nepal, Kathmandu.
2017 Jul: MAJIPA: LAKHAY teaser was released at SOAS university of London.