News & Upcoming Events

  • Take a peek at the 2014 Eyeworks Festival trailer!

    Credits (all excerpts are courtesy of the respective artists unless otherwise noted):
    Yoriko Mizushiri, Snow Hut (courtesy CaRTe bLaNChe); Sandra Desmazieres, Without Head Nor Tail; Eri Kawaguchi, Flower and Steam; Zeitguised, Birds; Johan Rijpma, Descent; Hoji Tsuchiya, Black Long Skirt; Daniel Barrow, Advanced Search Terms; Allison Schulnick, Eager; Joung Yumi, Love Games (courtesy CaRTe bLaNChe); Sarina Nihei, Trifling Habits; Joshua Mosley, Jeu de Paume; Nicole Hewitt, In/Dividu (courtesy Zagreb Film); Caleb Wood, Totem; Jake Fried, Headspace.

  • 2014 Eyeworks Festival Lineup

    The 2014 Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation lineup for our Chicago, Richmond and New York screenings are online here. We hope to see you at some of these shows!

  • 2014 Eyeworks Festival guest: Caleb Wood

    Eyeworks is very excited to announce that animator Caleb Wood will be traveling to Chicago as our 2014 festival guest. He will be showing a program of his work on Friday, Nov. 14 at the Nightingale Cinema. Wood's animations have been screened at top animation festivals internationally, and his work has been featured on Adult Swim. He was selected for the prestigious Animation Artist in Residency Tokyo program in 2013, where he made his film “Goodbye Rabbit Hop Hop.” He will introduce the program of his work, which will include around 20 short pieces, and participate in an audience Q&A after the screening.


  • 2014 Eyeworks Festival

    Mark your calendars! The 2014 Eyeworks Festival will take place this November in Chicago, New York, and Richmond. Our kickoff program will be at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago on Nov. 11, with additional screenings, including a program with our festival guest, at the Nightingale on Nov. 14-15. We will be showing the festival in Richmond, Va, through VCU's Kinetic Imaging department on Nov. 20, and in Brooklyn on Nov. 22 at Pioneer Works. Lots more details to come soon!

  • ŠKVER festival 2014

    Eyeworks will be participating in the 2014 ŠKVER art project on the beautiful island of Losinj in Croatia - We've worked with ŠKVER in the past, and this year we're incredibly excited to be able to be there in person! We will hold an animation workshop during the day on Wednesday, June 11, and screen a program of animation that evening. Images and updates on ŠKVER can be seen on the ŠKVER tumblr.

    Update: Check out this great walk cycle that a group of students made in the animation workshop!

  • Stockholm screening, May 18th

    There will be an Eyeworks screening happening on Sunday May 18th in Stockholm Sweden! The program will be shown at 3:15 as part of a fantastic lineup of animation screenings happening that day. The theater is at the Kulturhuset in downtown Stockholm, as part of the Stockhom International Comics Fest. Many thanks to Emelie Östergren, Peter Larsson, and the comics festival for making this screening happen! Also showing the same day will be a Kuti Kuti screening of Finnish animation, and the new animated feature, Asphalt Watches, both of which are sure to be amazing. 

  • MCA Family Day, April 12, 2014

    Here's the results of a workshop we did at the MCA Chicago for a recent Family Day event. We brought pages with a looping animation drawn on them, and people were able to color in their own characters. We love what everyone came up with!

  • 2013 Eyeworks Festival posters from Sonnenzimmer

    2013 Eyeworks Festival posters from Sonnenzimmer

    We picked up our 2013 festival posters from our friends at Sonnenzimmer this weekend, and were wowed when they flipped off the lights in their studio and revealed their work with glow-in-the-dark ink in this year's design. These beauties will be for sale at our festival, and anyone purchasing a full festival pass gets a free poster!