Josh Shaffner is a filmmaker and visual artist originally from Missoula, MT.  He currently resides in Los Angeles, California where he awaits 'The Big One', passing his time with animation and painting.

 

E D U C A T I O N

MFA, Experimental Animation.  CalArts / Los Angeles, CA

BFA, Painting, Drawing and Media Arts. The University of Montana / Missoula, MT

 

A W A R D S

2017 Jury DIFF, San Francisco, CA

2016 Grand Jury Prize (Rehabilitation of Sleep), Disposable Film Festival  San Francisco, CA

2016 Honorable Mention (Flaws), Slamdance Film Festival

2015 Hollywood Foreign Press Scholarship (CalArts)

2005 Walter Hook Memorial Scholarship (The University of Montana)

 

S C R E E N I N G S

2017 Mammoth Lakes Film Festival

2017 Fest Anca  Zilina, Slovakia

2017 Dallas International Film Festival

2017 GLAS, Berkeley CA

2016 Fest Anca (Official Selection) Zilina, Slovakia

2016 World Festival of Animated Film - Varna

2016 Los Angeles Film Festival (Official Selection) Los Angeles, CA

2016 Mammoth Lakes Film Festival (Official Selection)  Mammoth, CA

2016 Northwest Animation Festival (Official Selection)  Portland, OR

2016 Anifilm (International Competition of Student Films)  Trebon, Czech Republic

2016 Disposable Film Festival (Official Selection)  San Fransisco, CA

2016 Florida Film Festival (Official Selection)  Orlando, FL

2016 GLAS Animation (Official Selection)  Berkeley, CA

2016 Slamdance Film Festival (Official Selection)  Park City, UT

2015 The Satellite Show Miami Beach (Tiger Strikes Asteriod Screening of ‘Flaws’ and FOOMA’)  Miami, FL

2015 GhostingTV (Retrospective Screening of Animated Films)  Austin, TX

2015 Chitose International Airport Festival (International Student Showcase)  Chirose Hokkaido, Japan

2015 Ottawa International Animation Festival (International Student Showcase) Ottawa, Canada

2015 GhostingTV (Retrospective Screening of Animated Films)  Los Angeles, CA

2015 Rooftop Film Festival (Pond)  New York, NY

2015 Bijou Festival (MFA Screening)  Los Angeles, CA

2015 CalArts Juried Student Showcase (Red Cat Theater)  Los Angeles, CA

2014 Slamdance Film Festival (Anarchy Shorts)  Park City, UT

2013 CalArts Juried Student Showcase (Red Cat Theater)  Los Angeles, CA

2012 Bijou Festival (MFA Screening)  Los Angeles, CA

2012 4th Floor Galleries (Film Screening/Installation)  Philadelphia, PA

 

E X H I B I T I O N S

2014 Group Show ‘Long Live the New Flesh’ C113 Gallery Los Angeles, CA

2013 Solo Exhibition Installation ‘Pond’ CalArts Black and White Gallery Los Angeles, CA

2012 Solo Exhibition ‘4th Floor Galleries’  Philadelphia, PA

2011 Group Show 'Promises of Greatness' Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2010 Video and Painting Installation, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula Montana. 

2009 Juried Group Exhibition, Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

2009 Juried Group Exhibition, VHS/AHN, Philadelphia, PA

2007 Solo Exhibition, Tempera Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

 

C O M M I S S I O N E D   A N I M A T I O N

2017 'Thin Air' Game Animation

2017 Vice 'Party Legends'

2016 'Out of My Head' Griswolds (Animation Director / Animator)

2016 OTP (Concept Design)

2016 Disney/Funko (AE Compositing)

2016 Nes Cafe, (Animation)

2016 Mattel Barbie, OTP  (AE Compositing)

2016 Dragon Quest, Bart Kresa (AE Effects Animation and Compositing)

2016 Honda, OTP (AE Compositing)

2016 Obscuro Studios (Concept Illustration and Backgrounds)

2016 Honda 'Dream Garage' (Stop-Motion Animation and Post Compositing)

2016 ALAIA 'web spots' (Story Board Artist and PS painting)

2016 PBS 'Sally Ride First Female Astronaut' (AE Compositor)

2015 Warner Brothers ‘We Are Your Friends’  (Co Director of Animation)

2015 fō 'North' (Director/Animator for music video)

2015 Hodgy Beats ‘Glory’  Open The Portal (Animation for music video)

2015 David Gilmour ‘Girl in the Yellow Dress’ (Animated Backgrounds for Music Video)