Dante Zaballa is a director and animator who likes generating a colorful and psychedelic universe by experimenting with diverse techniques.

With over 13 years of experience as a 2D animator, he specializes in frame-by-frame animation as well as After Effects and has worked with several studios around the globe such as 1st Ave Machine, Nexus, Partizan, Titmouse, Le Cube, and Monkey Pictures among others.

In 2010 he released his very first short film “The Head,” co-directed with Matias Vigliano, which was the very beginning of a new career in independent animation that would develop in parallel to his career as a commercial 2D animator.

Since then Dante created an vast amount of work that goes from short films, music videos, festival trailers, Channel IDS, art exhibitions and commercials for clients like Nike, Hulu, Vox, Disney or IBM.

Presently living between Los Angeles and New York, Dante is continuously working on exciting projects including an ongoing animated life journal on his IG.

SAY HELLO


SOCIAL MEDIA
Daily Experiments at
︎ Instagram
More videos at
︎ Vimeo




AWARDS
︎ Best Film in Commissioned Films Competition
Linoleum Animation Festival.
Kiev, Ukraine / Sept 2022

︎ Best Gif Award
New Chitose Airport Animation Festival
Chitose, Japan / Sept 2022

︎ World Competition: Jury's Personal Pick
Hiroshima Animation Festival.
Hiroshima, Japan / Aug 2022

︎ Golden Star Award
Cinéma dans les Étoiles
Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, France / July 2022

︎ Family Competition Award 
Glas Animation Festival 
California, US / April 2021

︎ Best of Fest
Avant Edge Film Festival Chicago
Chicago, US / Nov 2019

︎ Best Music Video
Bit Bang Fest
Buenos Aires, Argentina / Sept 2019

︎ Best Argentinean Animation
Anima International Festival
Córdoba, Argentina / Oct 2019

︎ Special Mention
Anima International Festival
Córdoba, Argentina / Oct 2019

︎ Best Music Video Award
London International Animation Festival
London, UK / Dec 2018

︎ Best of the Month
Vimeo
Dec 2018

︎ Best International Video
Bogotá Music Video Festival
Bogotá, Colombia / Nov 2018

︎ Special Mention
Bit Bang Fest
Buenos Aires, Argentina / Oct 2018

︎ Jury Diploma
KROK International Animated Film Festival
Moscow, Russia / Oct 2018

︎ Special Mention
Supertoon Animation Festival
Sibenik, Croatia / Jul 2018

︎ Best Animated Short Film
Berlin Short Film Festival
Berlin, Germany / Jun 2018

︎ Honorable Mention
Mixed Media & Experimental Films
Florida Animation Festival
Florida, US / Jun 2018



EXHIBITIONS
︎ BR Immersive Fashion Week. “Pupila Dilatada”. Group Exhibition at Sp-Arte.
Sao Paulo, Brazil / Aug 2022

︎ Maison Salon. Group Exhibition.
New York, USA / June 2021

︎ Bustercall = A One Piece Exhibition. Group Exhibition at Asobuild, Yokohama.
Tokyo, Japan / Nov-Dec 2020

︎ Bustercall = A One Piece Exhibition
Group Exhibition at Innersect
Shanghai, China / Dec 2019

︎ Bustercall = A One Piece Exhibition
Group Exhibition at Complex Con Long Beach
Los Angeles, USA / Nov 2019

︎ Festival Bandera
Screens in Óvalo del Hipódromo, Rosario
Buenos Aires, Argentina / Oct 2019

︎ Non-Human Collective
Group exhibition
Córdoba, Argentina / Mar 2019

︎ Festival Nuestro Music Festival
Three four meter tall screens in Tecnopolis
Buenos Aires, Argentina / May 2019

︎ Character Portrait Exhibition
Group exhibition celebrating Pictoplasma’s 10th Anniversary
Animated piece made together w/ Matias Vigliano
Berlin, Germany / Apr 2014

︎ “The Doodle Workshop”
Group interactive Exhibition at Neurotitan Gallery
Berlin, Germany / Apr 2014

︎ Animations Klub
Group Exhibition w/ Robert Löbel, Xaver Xylophon & Max Mörtl
Atelier Dittmer, Hamburg

︎ ODD Motion Festival
Group Exhibition in Buenos Aires, Argentina / Feb 2014

︎ Shiny Toys Residency
Festival of Audio Visual Experimentation. With Vj Suave
Mülheim a. d. Ruhr, Germany / Aug 2013


LECTURES
︎ California Institute of the Arts
School of Arts. 2D Animation MFA Course
California, USA / March 2022

︎ Glas Animation Festival
International Animation Festival
California, USA / April 2021

︎ Bit Bang Fest
International Animation Festival
Buenos Aires, Argentina / Nov 2020

︎ Pratt Institute
School of Arts. 2D Animation MFA Course
New York, US / Feb 2020

︎Cut Out Fest
International Animation and Digital Art Festival
Querétaro, Mexico / Nov 2019

︎ Animal Fest
International Animation Festival
Buenos Aires, Argentina / Aug 2019

︎ New Media Society
Project space dedicated to New Media Arts.
Tehran, Iran / May 2019

︎ Trimarchi Festival
Graphic Design & Art Festival
Mar del Plata, Argentina / Nov 2018

︎ Bit Bang Fest
International Animation & Video Games Festival
Buenos Aires, Argentina / Oct 2018

︎ Pictoplasma 2013
Festival of Contemporary Character Design & Art
Berlin, Germany / Feb 2013

︎ Pictoplasma 2012 w/ Matias Vigliano
Festival of Contemporary Character Design & Art
Berlin, Germany / Apr 2012





FILMS / PIECES
︎ 2022 / Miranda - The art of getting you back
Music video

︎ 2021 / Dan Oiuw - 6PM
Music video

︎ 2021 / Curious World of Animals
Short Film co-directed with Osian Efnisien

︎ 2019 / Juana Molina - Paraguaya Punk
Music video

︎ 2019 / The Doodle Project II
Collaborative animated experiment including 53 artists worldwide

︎ 2018 / My trip to Japan
Short Film

︎ 2018 / Pure Gold
Short Film co-directed with Damien Tran
︎ 2017 / Tall Juan — Cuidacoches
Music Video

︎ 2016 / Hoja
Short Film co-directed with Vaiana Gauthier

︎ 2015 / The Doodle Project
Collaborative animated experiment including 65 artists worldwide

︎ 2014 / Big Bang Dog
Short Film co-directed with Matias Vigliano

︎ 2013 / White Noise
Official Opener of Pictoplasma Berlin 2013 Conference and Festival of Contemporary Character Design and Art in Berlin, Germany

︎ 2010 / The Head
Short Film co-directed with Matias Vigliano


COLOPHON
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