Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation

The Eyeworks Festival is an annual screening series focusing on experimental animation presented by Pioneer Works and taking place in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago. 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 and include classic films and contemporary works.

Eyeworks focuses 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.

The Eyeworks Festival is organized by Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré and is based in Los Angeles, it is presented by Pioneer Works.