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Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation
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Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation

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Guests can buy an all day pass ($25) or invidual tickets for a specific program ($15).


Eyeworks returns for a second year of screenings at 2220. Two programs of short films will show on Sunday Oct. 29, followed by an onstage conversation with several of the filmmakers. This year’s program is the 12th edition of the festival, and features several world premieres and Los Angeles premieres.

The Eyeworks Festival is an annual screening series focusing on experimental animation. Founded in 2010, Eyeworks is dedicated to exhibiting distinctive, personal, visionary experimental films that use the technique of animation. The festival’s programs showcase outstanding experimental animation of all sorts and include classic films and contemporary works.

​Eyeworks concentrates on works made by individual artists, drawing on the tradition of classic cartoon animation, and the lineages of avant-garde and underground cinema. The aim of Eyeworks is to present works that engage the enormous potential inherent in the artform of animation, and to show pieces that use animation as part of distinctly personal, conceptual, exploratory, and critical practices. David OReilly, Lori Damiano, Nancy Andrews, Caleb Wood, Takeshi Murata, Martin Arnold, Jacolby Satterwhite, Naoyuki Tsuji, Janie Geiser, Laura Harrison, and Barry Doupé have been featured as festival guests, with retrospective screenings. The 2023 festival program will be presented in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. Al Jarnow will present a program of his iconic films, including short pieces done for Sesame Street and 3-2-1 Contact, at REDCAT on Oct. 27 to kick off the 2023 festival screenings.

The Eyeworks Festival is organized by Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré and is based in Los Angeles.