Bucsi’s films are soft, sensual, and magical works that soothingly explore love, nature, and the universe.
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The duo’s films explore political and social themes with inventiveness, humor, and a wide range of techniques.
Favez’s short films and tv work feature an assortment of odd yet lovable and compassionate characters seeking social connections.
Rutledge’s works are trippy cg wonders that take viewers on a sensory ride they never knew they wanted or needed.
Diakur’s utterly original films have garnered acclaim for using software glitches and defects to tell sensitive stories about equally broken humans
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.
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.
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.
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.
Buckelew’s understated body of work often explores our complicated relationship with technology.
Sander Joon’s films combine absurdist scenarios with bold minimalist design and stylish abstract animation.
Špela Čadež’s visually distinct works deal with tricky themes like addiction and domestic violence with compassion, humor, and no judgement.
Self-taught, Chintis Lundgren quickly made a mark in the animation world with her visually distinct and quirky works that place animal characters in frequently absurd, kinky, and distinctly human situations.
Wada is a key figure in Japan’s contemporary indie animation scene.
The Ukrainian director of “The Rugrats Movie” is known by many in the animation community for his personal short films.
The second installment in our series looks at a Spanish artist with a feel for the macabre.
Welcome to a new series in which we profile the most interesting independent animation filmmakers working today.