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  • 2018 Preview trailer and full lineup

    2018 Festival Programs


    Program 1

    Mary Beams, Paul Revere is Here, 1976
    Mengxi Yang, Ai Can, 2018
    Larry Cuba, Calculated Movements, 1985
    Takeshi Murata, Donuts, 2018
    Jon Rafman, Dream Journal #2 (excerpt), 2018
    Cheng-Hsu Chung, Adorable, 2018
    Lisze Bechtold, Moon Breath Beat, 1980
    Dane Picard, Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are George, 1992
    Lucy Raven, The Deccan Trap, 2015
    James JA Mercer, Landfill, 2014


    Program 2

    Oliver Laric, Betweenness, 2018
    Maureen Selwood, This is Just to Say: A Poem and a Reply, 1987
    Theo Chin, Pinakothek, 2018
    Barry Doupé, Bubble Boing, 2017
    Faith Hubley, Tall Time Tales, 1992
    Monique Renault, A La Votre, 1973
    Naoyuki Tsuji, Fragments, 2016 (only screening in Chicago and New York)
    Matthew Thurber, Ecto Petrol Patrol, 2018
    Maria Lassnig, The Ballad of Maria Lassnig, 1992
    Sebastian Buerkner, Tosse Not My Soule, 2015


    2018 Festival Guest: Naoyuki Tsuji

    Tsuji will present a program of his work at REDCAT Theater in LA on Nov. 3rd, 8:30pm.

    Eyeworks is pleased to present the first comprehensive screening of Naoyuki Tsuji’s films in Los Angeles. The filmmkaer will be in attendance for a discussion and Q&A following the screening.

    Working with a distinctive drawn-and-erase technique, Tsuji's dreamlike films are a moody blend of myth, fantasy, and horror. Evoking Deren, Kentridge, and Miyazaki, his work moves with a vaporous fluidity, depicting scenarios that are simultaneously mesmerizing and unsettling. A schoolboy inhales a drawing, and is transformed into a cloud that consumes his classmates. A woman in a car crash is awakened by licks from the moon. A mystical mirror reveals a sinister vision of anything it reflects. Tsuji's films are filled with transformations of bodies, dreamy violence, dark eroticism, and an elegant drifting logic all their own.

    Naoyuki Tsuji (1972, Shizuoka Prefecture) graduated from Toyko Zokei University in 1995. His work has been presented at the Image Forum Festival, Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Media City Film Festival, Images Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and the Ottowa International Animation Festival.

    Screening program:

    A Feather Stare at the Dark, 2003
    Looking at a Cloud, 2005
    Children of Shadows, 2006
    The Place Where We Were, 2008
    Zephyr, 2009
    Fragments, 2016
    Mountain, 2017 

    All of Naoyuki Tsuji's work will be shown on 16mm


    Trailer credits:
    Barry Doupé, Bubble Boing; Mary Beams, Paul Revere Is Here; Maria Lassnig, The Ballad of Maria Lassnig; Mengxi Yang, Ai Can; James Mercer, Landfill; Dane Picard, Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are George; Sebastian Buerkner, Tosse Not My Soule; Naoyuki Tsuji, Fragments; Faith Hubley, Tall Time Tales; Takeshi Murata, Donuts; Oliver Laric, Betweenness; Larry Cuba, Calculated Movements; Matthew Thurber, Ecto Petrol Patrol; Lucy Raven, The Deccan Trap; Theo Chin, Pinakothek; Cheng-Hsu Chung, Adorable

  • Dates and Venues for Eyeworks 2018

    Dates and Venues for Eyeworks 2018

    The 9th annual Eyeworks Festival is coming in November! Official dates and locations for the 2018 festival: 

    November 3rd, 2018: REDCAT, Los Angeles

    Program 1: 3pm
    Program 2: 5:30pm
    Program 3 Festival Guest Naoyuki Tsuji: 8:30pm


    November 10th, 2018: Block Cinema, Chicago

    Program 1: 1pm
    Program 2: 3:30pm

    (Admission is free for both Block Cinema screenings)


    November 26, 2018: Pioneer Works, New York

    Program 1: 6:30pm
    Program 2: 8:30pm


    Very excited about this year's festival artwork above, created by Robert Beatty.

    Lineups and more info will be posted in the coming weeks!

  • Eyeworks at Funhouse

    Eyeworks at Funhouse

    This month Eyeworks is coming to The Drawing Center in NYC! Funhouse is organized by Desert Island and The Drawing Center, and is a new interactive book fair at which guests can make their own books in collaboration with resident artists. As part of the Funhouse programming, Eyeworks will be presenting a one-hour animation screening on

    Sunday, March 25th


    at The Drawing Center

    35 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013

    Tickets to the fair are $10 and you can get them here. The tickets include the screening, but you need to RSVP here.


    Paper Trail, Jake Fried, 1:00, 2017

    No Stories Now, Chris Bishop, 4:24, 2017

    The Classroom, Masha Krasnova-Shabaeva, 2:57, 2012

    Mirror People, Kathy Rose, 5:00, 1974

    Everybody, Steve Reinke + Jessie Mott, 4:05, 2009

    Monster Movie, Takeshi Murata, 4:20, 2005

    No Place Like Home, Karen Yasinsky, 5:17, 1999

    Moon Breath Beat, Lisze Bechtold, 5:00, 1980

    The Beholder, Chris Sullivan, 8:36, 1983

    Krell Experiment Recording 7, Sam Bell, 3:34, 2017

    Ecto Petrol Patrol, Matthew Thurber, 1:27, 2018

    Mountain Castle Mountain Flower Plastic, Annapurna Kumar, 3:08, 2017

    Soft Body Goal, Jaakko Pallasvuo, 3:37, 2017

  • Eyeworks 2017 Preview Trailer

    Trailer credits: 
    Hans Richter, Filmstudie; Ted Wiggin, Lo; Johan Rijpma, Extrapolate; Annapurna Kumar, Mountain Castle Mountain Flower Plastic; Elisabeth Belliveau, Troisieme; Sarina Nihei, Rabbit's Blood; Simon Gerbaud, saVer; Lilian Hardouineau, Invocation; Shelley Lake, Polly Gone; Sam Bell, Krell Experiment; Wojciech Bąkowski, Dry Standpipe; Steve Reinke & Jessie Mott, Eat Your Secrets; Jaakko Pallasvuo, Soft Body Goal; Chris Bishop, No Stories Now.

    Eyeworks 2017 illustration by Stefanie Leinhos

  • 2017 Eyeworks Festival

    The 2017 Eyeworks Festival is happening Saturday, October 21, at the REDCAT theater in Los Angeles. The festival programs will screen at the Block Cinema in Chicago on Nov. 11, at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn on Nov. 28, and in Richmond, VA on Nov. 30

  • Eyeworks 7 Preview Trailer is now up!

    Eyeworks Festival 7

    Nov. 11 & 12, Block Cinema, Northwestern University, Chicago
    Nov. 19 & 20, REDCAT Theater, Los Angeles
    Nov. 26, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn

    Trailer credits:
    Eri Kawaguchi, Wild Wild Ham; Anibal Bley, Siniestro del Jefe; Jim Trainor, The Moschops; Jaques Verbeek & Karin Wiertz, The Case of the Spiral Staircase; Martin Sulzer, King James Version Genesis Chapter Nineteen; Ryo Orikasa, Datum Point; Peter Burr, The Mess; György Kovásznai, Habfürdő; Ryoya Usuha, Open a Manhole Cover While Walking; Karl Sims, Evolved Virtual Creatures; Hoji Tsuchiya, Visit from Hotoke at the Cape; Sabrina Ratté, Portals; Barry Doupé, A Boy on a Dock Blowing His Nose; Brian Smee, Lazy Daze.

    Eyeworks 2016 illustration by Alexis Beauclair

  • 2016 Eyeworks Festival

    The 2016 Eyeworks Festival is being planned for Nov. 19 & 20 at the REDCAT theater in Los Angeles. Screenings will also take place in Chicago and New York. Details to follow!