About

Simo Liu, an animated film artist, illustrator and designer. Originally came from China, Simo studied animation and digital arts from University of Southern California as well as motion graphics from California Institute of the Arts. Simo's works combine various styles, techniques and aesthetics with sounds and music to show art pieces interesting and meaningful.


Awards


2018 BEST ANIMATION Los Angeles Film Award, USA

2018 BEST EXPERIMENTAL Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Award, USA

2018 AWARD WINNER of BEST ANIMATION Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, India

2018 BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM European Cinematography Award, Netherlands

2018 BEST ONE MINUTES FILM European Cinematography Award,Netherlands

2018 BEST MICROFILM TOP SHORTS,USA

2018 BEST MICROFILM Festigious, USA

2018 BEST EXPERIMENTAL Chicago Amarcord Arthouse Television Awards, USA

2018 BEST ANIMATION SHORT STUDENT AWARD London Independent Film Awards, UK

2018 BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM FIVE CONTINENTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Venezuela

2018 HONORABLE MENTION (Animation) Oniros Film Festival,Italy

2018 HONORABLE MENTION (Animation) TOP SHORTS,USA

2018 HONORABLE MENTION (Animation) Festigious, USA

2018 NOMINEES of BEST ANIMATION Feel The Reel International Film Festival, UK

2018 FINALIST Bengals International, India

2018 FINALIST Animation:Illustration Festival, USA

2013 SEMIFINALIST, Adobe Design Achievement, USA

2010 OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT in Shenyang, CHINA

2008 SILVER AWARD China National Youth Circle of Arts Competition, CHINA

2008 GOLD AWARD Dalian City Youth Circle of Arts Competition, CHINA

2000 THE THIRD PRIZE, China National Fine Arts, Calligraphy and Photography Competition, CHINA



Official Selection/Screening

2018 COW Design Festival 2018 ILLUSTRATION BIENNALE, Ukraine

2018 Around International Film Festival / Barcelona Official Selections, Spain

2018 New Jersey International Film Festival, New Jersey, USA

2018 Festigious Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA

2018 MindField Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA

2018 The Independent Cinema Showcase, Los Angeles, USA

2018 Top Shorts, Los Angeles, USA

2018 The Macoproject Film Festival, New York, USA

2018 Queen Palm International Film Festival, USA

2018 Animation Marathon, USA

2018 Shorts That Are Not Pants, Canada

2018 7th Delhi Shorts International Film Festival-18, India

2018 FEDAXV, Chile

2018 SHORT to the Point, Romania

2018 Nuku'alofa Film Festival, Nuku'alofa

2018 Feel The Reel International Film Festival, UK

2018 New York Short Film Tuesdays,USA

2018 Paris Independent Film Festival, France

2018 Greensboro Dance Film Festival, USA

2018 Directors Circle Festival of Shorts, USA

2018 Life Screenings - One - Minute Film Festival, USA

2013 Adobe First Frame, USA

2013 The International Animation Festival Chilemonos, Chile

2010 19th Jindu Times Young Creative Awards, CHINA


Exhibition/ Performance

2018 COW 2018 ILLUSTRATION BIENNALE, 16-30 November, 2018 , Dnipro Central City Library, Ukraine

2018 LA Comic Com

2018 Calarts Pop-Up Show

2018 Calarts Graphic Design Program Show

2018 Calarts Wolrd Music Festival

2018 World Music Amazing Blitar Los Angeles Concert

2015 Minion Film Premiere

2013 USC Rhythms+Visions/Expanded+Live II


ArticleS/Publishtion

MINION WATCH

2014 USA TODAY

2014 TIME

2014 SLASH GEAR


2014 TBS DVD Cat Chat 

2010 China National Fine Arts ( Century Collector’ Edition) by The publication of Open University of China


Experience

2013-2016 Animator, Illustrator, Motion Designer Illumination Entertainment

2013 Animator, Illustrator, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Japan


Let's Say Hi!

simoliu.design@gmail.com