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Christopher Sullivan

Moving Image, 2012



Christopher Sullivan is an animator, filmmaker and performance artist whose experimental film and theater work spans 30 years. His work has been shown in festivals, theaters and museums worldwide, including the Zagreb Animation Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, New York Short Film Festival, Black Maria Film + Video Festival and Pacific Film Archives. Sullivan recently completed the feature-length animated film, Consuming Spirits, for which he received Guggenheim and Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowships. A. O. Scott of New York Times called Consuming Spirits "entirely original… a wonder." Earlier iterations of Consuming Spirits were screened at the 2000 Whitney Biennial, The Museum of Modern Art, California Institute of Arts, Wisconsin Film Festival, Milwaukee Museum of Art and Gene Siskel Film Center. Since 2008 Sullivan also has created three evening-length performances, The Outer Giants and Their Moon, Aggression Therapy and Mark The Encounter.

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"Consuming Spirits" trailer

Awards and Accomplishments

2017: July 2017-Successful ran a $70,000 Kickstarter to Finish A Feature Animation, The Orbit of Minor Satellites, scheduled for release 2019

2016: International Juror for The New Chitose Animation Festival

2014:

Sullivan screens work at the Melbourne Animation Festival, Melbourne Australia

 

2014:

Sullivan screens work at the Pesaro Film Festival in Rome, Italy

2014:

Sullivan screens work at the Athens Avante-Garde Film Festival in Athens, Greece

2014:

Sullivan screens work at the New Zealand Film Festival in Aukland, New Zealand 

2014:

Sullivan screens work at the Fête de l’Anim in Lille, France 

2014:

Sullivan screens work at the B-Movie Kino in Hamburg, Germany 

2014:

Sullivan screens work at the Nova Cinema and at Anima in Brussels, Belgium

2014:

Sullivan screens work at the Nova Cinema and at Anima in Brussels, Belgium

2014: Japanese Tour of Consuming Spirits 2014; Tokyo, Kobe, Sapporo, Yokohama, Yamaguchi

2013:

Consuming Spirits screens at Animator Film Festival in Puznam, Poland, and receives Feature First Prize 

2013:

Consuming Spirits screens at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Cinefamily Los Angeles, Seattle Film Forum, the Oklahoma City Museum, Cornell Cinema in Ithaca and the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus

2013:

Sullivan’s work included in Mission at Tenth Volume 4, edited by Randall Babtkins

2013:

Consuming Spirits is on a list of Best Films of 2013 by Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune.

2013:

Consuming Spirits screens at Anima Cordoba in Cordoba, Argentina, and wins the Audience Award

2013:

Consuming Spirits screens at film festivals internationally, including Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF) in South Korea; Etudia Anima in Poland; Osian's Cinefest in India; Animatou Animation Festival and Fantoche Animation Festival in Switzerland; Cork Film Festival in Ireland; KoonsterKino in the Netherlands; and Vancouver International Film Festival, Ottawa Animation Festival and Outlier Film Festival in Canada

2013:

Consuming Spirits screens at the International Festival of Animated Films AniFest in Trebon, Czechoslovakia, and wins the first prize

2013:

Sullivan is featured in the book Animation Sketchbooks (Chronicle Books, 2013)

2012:

Sullivan premieres Consuming Spirits, a feature animation, at the Tribeca Film Festival, Maine Film festival, The Haifa Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Raindance UK, Santa Fe Film Festival and Denver International Film Festival. 

2012:

Sullivan has work-in-progress screening of Consuming Spirits at Brackage Film Seminar in Boulder, CO

2012:

Sullivan's Consuming Spirits has theatrical run at Film Forum in New York, and is a New York Times Critic's Pick