Kanizsa Hill by Evelyn Lee

A man is shot and can only survive as a head and a body who exist independently from one another. The forgetful body desperately collects souvenirs, while the head is lost in a series of illusions.

Evelyn Lee made Kanizsa Hill as her graduate thesis film for the Experimental Animation Program at CalArts. It has screened at various festivals including Slamdance, AFI Los Angeles, Comic Con International and the Seattle International Film Festival. It won Best Animated Short at San Fransico International Film Festival and Most Promising Filmmaker at Ann Arbor Film Festival. And now this delightfully surreal short is online:


  • http://www.artofzacharyknoles.com Zachary Knoles

    Thanks for posting this. I saw this at the SF International Film Festival last year and it impressed the hell out of me. Very glad to be able to see it again online.

  • http://hobofish.blogspot.com/ mike moloney

    Wow that was awesome! Great work Evelyn

  • Allison

    Yay! I got to see this at a film festival here in LA. One of the best shorts!! Awesome, Evelyn. :)

  • Ben

    I could watch that circle and triangle pattern all day.

  • http://www.theAMIGOunit.com Bone

    Excellent – the cutting of the tree – great

  • McKenzie Kerman

    Is that the voice of Musa Brooker I hear?

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/ariville Ariel

    This was delightfully fun to watch. Thanks!

  • http://www.brainfarto.com Zoë Moss

    Why McKenzie, I do believe it is!