About

CIFFdirector
Photo by Tim Schmidt at the Chicago International Film Festival

Anne Beal is an American filmmaker and musician. She studied animation at the Rhode Island School of Design and her thesis film, Balance and Swing, premiered at the Annecy International Animation Festival in 2013. Anne’s work has since screened at the London International Animation Festival, Annecy 2013 and 2014, and other festivals in France, Poland, Armenia, Canada, and the United States. Her music videos have been featured in NO DEPRESSION, Paste Magazine, NPR and PBS. In addition to fiddling for a raucous honky tonk band, Anne’s violin work can be found on the albums of underground bands and the soundtracks of independent films.

FILM FESTIVALS | EXHIBITIONS | PUBLICATIONS

2017:
Shorts on Tap: Women in Revolt (London, UK)
Indie Grits Film Festival (Columbia, SC)
Cape Fear Independent Film Festival (Wilmington, NC)
Midwest Independent Film Festival (Chicago,IL)
Touch Sensitive Exhibit (London, UK)
FILE Festival International Electronic Language (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

2016:
Chicago International Film Festival (Chicago, IL)
Animation Block Party (Brooklyn, NY)
Utah Arts Festival, Fear No Film Festival Showcase (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Southeast New England SENE Film Festival (Providence, RI)
PBS: ¡COLORES! Program based in Santa Fe, New Mexico (television broadcast)
NO DEPRESSION: music magazine, David Berkeley album premiere (featured music video)
MySpace Artist of the Month: David Berkeley (featured music video)

2015:
Animation Block Party (Brooklyn, NY)
Animae Caribe (Trinidad and Tobago)
Plymouth State University, Carl Drerup Gallery: Moments Contemporary Video Exhibition (Plymouth, NH)
Entertainment Weekly: Marco Benevento music video premiere

2014:
ANNECY International Animated Film Festival (France)
London International Animated Film Festival (UK)
ANIMATOR International Animation Festival (Poland)
ReAnimania International Animation Festival (Armenia)
ANIMA’ZIK (France)
SENE Southeast New England Film Festival (USA), Jury Award
S2F2 Silent Scored Film Festival (USA)
The 405 (London-based music magazine and culture)
PASTE Magazine (music culture)
NPR All Songs Considered: Arc Iris (featured music video)
Artmageddon (art and music culture online)

2013/2012:
ANNECY International Animated Film Festival (France)
SENE Southeast New England Film Festival (USA), Best Animated Film
Black Maria Film Festival (USA), Director’s Choice Award
Comic Con Rhode Island (USA)
Les Nuits Magiques (France)
Our RISD (featured artist, online publication)


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