The Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation is a film festival that I co-direct with Alexander Stewart. Together we founded the festival in 2010. The Eyeworks festival is held annually in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, with additional curated programs presented elsewhere throughout the year.
Festival programs showcase experimental animation of all sorts, and include classic films and new works. Films included in the festival cover an extremely broad range of animation techniques, including stop-motion, computer animation, replacement animation, and a wide variety of hand-drawn methods. We concentrate on works made by individual artists, drawing on the lineage of avant-garde cinema as well as the tradition of classic character animation and cartooning. The aim of Eyeworks is to present works that engage aspects of the enormous potential inherent in the art form of animation.
We also publish an animation journal called Hammerspace, in which we invite writers and artists to contribute ideas about the experimental nature of cartoons and the complex possibilities of animation around a certain theme.
For more information on Eyeworks and to look at our past line-ups, please check out the site: www.eyeworksfestival.com