Wednesday, June 26, 2019

'Diary 2013-2018' screening in Boston

'Diary 2013-2018' will be screened in 2019 Boston Short Film Festival (July 8~12).

Monday, June 24, 2019

Fireworks Safety Campaign with city of Long Beach

I am so proud of my students at CSU Long Beach for their creative ideas and hard work to create these 3 PSA animations. To see their animations, please visit HERE.
These PSAs were made in partnership with Long Beach City Council, Fireworks Advisory Committee and Long Beach Animal Care Services. Thank you!




Sunday, April 7, 2019

Panel Discussion on April 27: Global Perspectives on Animation Education

I am honored to participate the panel discussion on April 27th as a part of Annual General Membership meeting of ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Educators Forum. Thanks Kimberly Dwinell for recommending me for the event.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

'Diary 2013-2018' in Spain

Diary 2013-2018 has been selected in ANIMAC 2019 (Feb. 21~24 in Spain) in OPEN SCREEN non narrative section.
'OPEN SCREEN is an open access screen in the main meeting point of ANIMAC where will be scheduled a complete program of non narrative animation show.'

'Diary 2013-2018' US Premiere at the Oxford Film Festival

'Diary 2013-2018' US Premiere at the Oxford Film Festival

Thursday, December 20, 2018


Sunday, October 28, 2018

'Diary 2013-2018' World Premiere at the PÖFF Shorts

 'Diary 2013-2018' World Premiere at the PÖFF Shorts Night Cinema program in November, in Tallinn Estonia

Monday, October 15, 2018

Attending the Breaking the Glass Frame symposium

I am very honored to participate the Breaking the Glass Frame symposium as a panelist for the 'Teaching + Mentoring: Strategies for Positive Change in Academia' that was held in University of Southern California, October 5~7, 2018.

Article on CalArts Blog
(Photo from CalArts Blog - originated from FB posting)

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Diary 2013 - 2018: a list of screenings

2018
Nov. 20-28 PÖFF Shorts: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia) 
2019
Feb. 6-10 Oxford Film Festival (Oxford, Mississippi)
Feb. 21-24 Animac: Open Screen (Lleida, Spain)
Jul. 8-11 Boston Short Film Festival (Boston, Massachusetts)
Oct. 9-13 Santa Cruz Film Festival (Santa Cruz, California)

Honorable Mention: Experimental Forum (LA, California)

Friday, August 17, 2018

New experimental film, 'Diary 2013-2018'

A new short film is completed...




Friday, October 6, 2017

Deep in the Woods screening in Watsonville

'Deep in the Woods' screening at the 6th Watsonville Film Festival (Oct. 5~7)
October 6th Friday at 7:30pm, 'Lives' Short Film Program


Saturday, May 6, 2017

'Deep in the Woods' at the Southern Theatre, Minneapolis

'Deep in the Woods' will be screened at the Souther Theatre as a part of 'Altered Esthetics Film Festival' on June 1st. What a gorgeous space to screen my experimental film at...

  

Monday, May 1, 2017

'Deep in the Woods' - a list of screenings


2016
Feb. 23 - 28 The 38th Big Muddy Film Festival (Carbondale, Illinois)
Mar. 26 Monterey Museum of Art: Outside the Walls Festival (Monterey, California)
Apr. 4 - 10 The 42nd Athens International Film + Video Festival (Athens, Ohio)*
Apr. 22 - 23 The 12th Poppy Jasper International Film Festival (Morgan Hill, California)
Aug. 15 - 22 The 6th Anibar Animation Festival (Peja, Kosovo)
Sep. 9 - 10 The 1st Staunton International Film Festi (Stanton, Virginia)
Sep. 12 - 25 The 6th BIDEODROMO Int'l Experimental Film and Video Festival (Bilbao, Spain)
Oct. 30 Artist Talk Series at the California State University Monterey Bay (Monterey, California)
Nov. 21 - 27 The 14th International Animation Film Festival Tindirindis (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Dec. 8 - 10 The 5th Monarch Film Festival (Pacific Grove, California)
2017
Feb. 15 - 19 The 14th Oxford Film Festival (Oxford, Mississippi)
Jul. 1 - 3 The 4th Altered Esthetics Film Festival (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Oct. 5 - 8 The 6th Watsonville Film Festival (Watsonville, California)
2018
Mar. 8 Microcinema traveling program by Altered Esthetics Film Festival (Minnesota)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

MAFFY: Monterey Bay Art & Film Festival for Youth April 20~22

MAFFY: Monterey bay Art & Film Festival for Youth 
2017 poster and pics from the festival, that I founded in 2016
This is our 2nd year event, held in three locations in two counties.



Monday, January 16, 2017

Deep in the Woods, official competition at the 14th Oxford Film Festival

February 17th, Friday 1:15pm and 18th, Saturday 3:30pm
http://oxfordfilmfest.com

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Secret Art of Animators 3 Exhibition

I participated "The Secret Art of Animators 3"
Exhibiting personal artwork of the movers and shakers of the animation industry 
curated by Josephine T. Huang and Stephen Holman.
at the Hive Gallery. (Oct. 8~ 30)

It was so wonderful to be a part of the collection with so many amazing artists.

Friday, October 7, 2016

'Inspirational Filmmaker Award' from the Watsonville Film Festival

My 3 short films, 'Ahco on the Road', 'Hansel + Gretel' & 'Noir' were screened at the historic Fox theatre at the 5th Watsonville Film Festival on Oct. 1 & 2.

The festival also awarded me an 'Inspirational Filmmaker Award'
I am very grateful and honored by this award...


Monday, June 20, 2016

'Hansel + Gretel' won another award!

'Hansel + Gretel' won BEST ANIMATED WORK award at the Santa Cruz Film Festival.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

'Hansel + Gretel', & 'Noir' screening in Santa Cruz!

'Hansel + Gretel' & 'Noir' will be screened at the Santa Cruz Film Festival on June 3rd and 4th!
My crew and I will be attending both screenings.

'Hansel + Gretel'
June 3rd Friday, 9:15pm 'Bedtime Stories for Adults: Animated and Experimental Shorts' at the Tannery World Dance Center, Santa Cruz

'Noir'
June 4th Saturday, noon, an opening short programmed with a feature documentary, 'In Pursuit of Silence'.




Friday, April 22, 2016

MAFFY: Monterey Bay Art & Film Festival for Youth

I organize the first edition of MAFFY: Monterey Bay Art & Film Festival for Youth!
Please come and check it out.
www.maffy.org

Sunday, April 10, 2016

'Noir' screening in Japan, as a part of Indie Ani Fest tour

April 23 & 24 in Osaka & Tokyo


Athens International Film + Video Festival

My recent short film, 'Deep in the Woods' has been selected in competition at the 43rd Athens International Film + Video Festival (Athens, Ohio), one of Academy Award Qualifying festivals.
The film is scheduled to be screened on Apr. 8th, in the Experimental program, 'Alternative Texture'.
http://athensfilmfest.org/films-in-competition/

Sunday, March 27, 2016

The View - A collection of experimental films

I had a great pleasure putting together a program 'The View', a collection of experimental films for the Monterey Museum of Art as a part of the Outside the Walls Festival held on March 26th.
Thank you filmmakers for your contribution to this wonderful screening.

Hansel + Gretel won the Best Animated Short Award

Hansel + Gretel won the Best Animated Short Award at the 38th Big Muddy Film Festival.
I am very honored...

Friday, February 26, 2016

Hansel + Gretel won a very special award...

 'Hansel + Gretel' is the winner for the 2016 Hasbro Special Hospital Jury Award.
(Providence Children's Film Festival brought selections of short films from 2016 program to the Hasbro Children's Hospital. Then the children voted for their favorite film.
This is so unexpected, very memorable and special award, considering the film's abstraction in visual and symbolism...  


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Illustration


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Monarch Film Festival screening with the crew

My short films, 'Hansel + Gretel' and 'Noir' were screened in the Narrative Shorts category at the Monarch Film Festival (Pacific Grove, California) on Dec. 10 & 11.
It was wonderful to have my crew, Lanier Sammons- composer for both films, and Nicholas Goodman- animator/sound designer for 'Noir', at the screening.


Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Fall break film jam 'Circle'

A few colleagues from school where I teach, suggested to do a film jam challenge of making a 2min. film (over the thanksgiving break) with a theme of 'Circle'.

Here are a few pics from my film, 'tête–à–tête'

 
 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Yellowshed work presentation at CSU Monterey Bay

On October 26th, as a part of Monday night screening series at CSU Monterey Bay (where I teach), I presented selected work of Yellowshed from the last 20 years.