Our fourth look at contenders that have qualified for the 2023 Oscars.
This week’s subject is Estonian master Priit Pärn, the animation successor of Jean-Luc Godard, George Grosz, Pop Art, and Monty Python.
Kamentsky’s camera-less, abstract pieces combine technical innovation with frequently absurd, comical, and saucy storylines.
Pavlátová’s films obsessively explore how language, boredom, sex, desire, and death inevitably mess up marriages and relationships.
Simard’s multi-layered works eschew straightforward narratives and explore overlapping sensations wide open to interpretation.
Ocker cleverly explores themes of peer pressure, loneliness, ethics, fear, and anxiety, while celebrating the differences in each of us.
Phillip’s bold, funny, and deeply personal works explore a mélange of characters as they skulk, slide, and scrape their way through life.
Using Giphy, Boya is baking up an expanded universe called ‘The Mill’ to generate interest in a short film and/or series.
Zaramella’s diverse body of work includes technically adventurous films that use live action, drawings, clay, pixilation, paper puppets, human fingers, and all manner of other objects.
This week’s subject is the L.A.-based Kangmin Kim, whose stop-motion films showcase striking design and innovative storytelling.
Xi Chen’s cut-out films take a slow dive into personal stories in order to tackle larger societal and cultural issues in China.
After Israel’s government decided to support only live-action film, the country’s animators banded together and pressured the bureaucrats to change their course.
Pelstring’s animation is akin to watching early 1980s television on a broken down portable tv set while ingesting a small dose of mescaline.
The Canadian duo uses relatable stories and characters to dive into chance encounters, random collisions, and the fragility of existence.
Without the RISD, there would be no Superjail!, Avatar: The Last Airbender, or Family Guy.
Cartoon Brew asked several stop motion experts about their feelings on felt, and what makes it the right material for certain projects.
Hykade’s films combine a distinctive, minimalist design with often deeply personal stories about masculinity, religion, addiction, and love.
Joseph Pierce’s darkly comic and surreal work unearths the often absurd and dark spots in human behavior.
Learn about British filmmaker Phil Mulloy whose bold, grotesque, and minimalist works explore the dark and savage side of human nature.
A look at how Lei Lei combined his own ancestry with photos picked up at flea markets to tell a timeless story about family.