Professor Ishu Patel is a visiting professor of Animation at School of Art, Design and Media. During his twenty-five years at the National Film Board of Canada, Ishu Patel produced and directed a remarkable collection of animated short films. His many international awards include the British Academy Award, two Oscar nominations, the Silver Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival, Grand Prix at Annecy and Grand Prix at the World Film Festival in Montreal. Ishu Patel co-produced animation films with NHK of Japan, and Channel Four of Britain. A former Tenured Professor at the School of Cinema and Television, Division of Animation and Digital Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Ishu Patel is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts, MS University, Baroda, India and he did his post-graduate studies in Graphic Design, Animation and Photography at the National Institute of Design, India and Basel School of Design, Switzerland.