2019 Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation

2019 Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation

“An annual mind-melding cinematic spectacle not to be missed.” — Anthology Film Archives

“An indispensable survey of the genre.” — Cine-File Chicago

The Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, called “tightly-curated… essential viewing every year” by Cine-File Chicago, will return to REDCAT for its fourth year. Founded in 2010, Eyeworks is an annual festival that showcases abstract animation and unconventional character animation. The Eyeworks Festival at REDCAT will feature two programs of short films, and a screening of work from the 2019 festival guest, Janie Geiser, followed by a discussion with festival curators Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré. The two curated lineups of short films will include classic and recently restored films, works from rising names in the field, and premieres of new works. Filmmakers in the 2019 festival include Allison Schulnik, Kevin Eskew and Sebastian Buerkner. 

In person: Janie Geiser and additional artists to be announced 

3PM - Program 1 (68 mins)
Bruce Bickford, Attila, 2018
Allison Schulnik, Moth, 2019
Robert Breer, Form Phases IV, 1954
Kevin Eskew, Now II, 2019
Laura Harrison, Tears for Narcissus, 2013
Lindsay Packer, Motion at a Distance,  2018
Barbara Hammer & Barbara Klutinis, Pools, 1981
Annapurna Kumar, Something to Treasure, 2019
Peter Foldes, Hunger, 1973
Klaus Schuster, Free Characters, 2017
Phil Solomon, Rehearsals for Retirement, 2007

5:30PM - Program 2 (66 mins)
Loïc Kreyden, Hier, 2018
Sebastian Buerkner, Purple Grey, 2006
Jane Aaron, Traveling Light, 1989
Richard Negre, Intermediate Landscapes, 2018
James Gore, Dream of the Sphinx, 1971
Xander Marro, L’Eye,  2004
Sara Ludy, Body Wave, 2019
James Lowne, Our Relationships Will Become Radiant, 2011
Suzan Pitt, Asparagus, 1979

8:30PM - Films by Janie Geiser (70 mins)
The Red Book, 1994
Immer Zu, 1997
The Secret Story, 1996
The Fourth Watch, 2000
The Floor of the World, 2010
Fluorescent Girl, 2018
Reverse Shadow, 2019
Valeria Street, 2018

Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund, with special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Curated by Lilli Carré and Alexander Stewart with Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud, as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series. 


Associated Images: 

SAT 10/12
3:00 pm
SAT 10/12
5:30 pm
SAT 10/12
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff