About Shimbe

About Beomsik Shimbe Shim
(a.k.a Shimbe)

(shim@shimbe.com)

Shimbe is an award winning filmmaker and media artist. He majored in Experimental Animation at CalArts, and has expanded his artistic domain to various fields of art through film and animation. His works include, “The Wonder Hospital” – an animated film, “Mosquito” – Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ music album art works and videos, and “Futurama” – TV animation series. His films have shown at festivals around world getting multiple awards from SXSW, LA Film Fest, SIGGRAPH, and Anima Brussels, etc. He’s currently working as a film director and teaching at California State University Long Beach.

● Filmography
– Director
“Tiny Winter Circle” (2014) – PBS TV/ LA County Arts Commission
“Mosquito” Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ music video (Interscope Records 2013)
“The Wonder Hospital” (2010)
“The Anamorphosis Trap” (2008)
“PGi-13” (2004)

– Animator/ Supervisor
“Myrna The Monster” MTV Others (2014)
“How Murray Saved Christmas” NBC TV (2014)
“Bartender’s Tale”, Jack Daniel’s commercial (2013)
“Futurama” – 20th Century Fox TV, Season 6-8 (2010 – 2013)
“I Started Early” – PBS (2008)

● Education

– CalArts – Experimental Animation (MFA)
– Chung-Ang University – Fine Art (BFA)
– Kai-won High School of Arts

● Awards

South by South West 2011 – Grand Jury Award – Animated Short

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2010, 21 May, Seattle – Grand Jury Prize – The Best Short Animation

LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL 2010, 17-27 June, LA – The Best Animated Short

ATHENS FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL 2010, 26 April Ohio – The Best Short Animation

SIGGRAPH 2010 Electronic Theater, LA convention Center – Best Student Project

ANIMA Brussels 2011 – Grand Prix

San Diego Asian Film Festival 2010 – Best animated short

FANCINE 2011 – Best Animation

Klik Amsterdam 2010 – Audience Award

Ashland Film Festival 2011 – Best Short Animation

Animanima 2011 – Best Script

Animation Block Party 2011 – Original Design Award

Japan Median Art Festival 2011 – Encourage Prize

Rincon Film Festival 2011 – Best Short Film

Calgary Underground Film Festival 2011 – Best animated short

Expotoons Animation Festival 2011 – Best Animation technique

Flagstaff Mountain FF 2010 – Best short animation

● Screenings

SIGGRAPH 2004 Electronic Theater, Los Angeles
Chicago International Film Festival 2010
Melbourne International Film Festival 2010
One Dot Zero 2010
New Orleans International FF 2011
Ann Arbor Film Festival 2011
Stuttgart Trick Film Festival 2011
New York International Children’s Film Festival 2011
ANIMAFEST ZAGREB – Grand Competition 2010, 1-6 June, Croatia
WORLD WIDE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2010, 1-6 June, Toronto
Florida Intl. Film Festival 2010
Slamdance 2011
ST. Louis Int’l Film Festival 2010
LA Short Film Festival 2010
Rooftop Film Festival 2011
Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival 2011
Lone Star International Film Festival   2010
Napa Valley Film Festival 2011
The Hong Kong International Film Festival 2011
China International Animation & Digital Arts Festival (CICDAF) 2011
Granada International Young Filmmakers Festival (Granada, Spain) 2011
Just for Laugh Film Festival in Montreal 2011
Fest ANCA, Slovak Republic 2011
Cartoons on the Bay, Italy (nomination 2011
13th Mecal International Short Film Festival 2011
Starz Denver Film Festival 2010
CINDI (Cinema digital Seoul)  2011
Anaheim Intl. Film Festival 2010
Big Cartoon Festival in Moscow 2010
Anchorage Film Festival 2010
Computer Space, Bulgaria 2011
Geneva Intl. Film Festival 2011
Calgary Underground Film Festival 2011
Holland Animation Film Festival 2010
Echo Park Film Center Screening 2011
The London International Animation Festival 2011
Singapore International Film Festival 2011
Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival 2011
Kavalan International Short Film Festival, TAIWAN 2011
Tudou Video Festival 2011
Animayo Festival 2011
Yellow Dog International Film Festival 2011
Jerusalem International Film Festival 2011
Cartoons, Italy 2011
Portland International Film Festival 2011
European Spiritual Film Festival Paris France 2011
24fps International Short Film Festival 2011
Atlanta Film Festival 2011
MTV Liquid TV at LA Animation Festival 2012
ARCIPELAGO Film Festival 2005, Rome, Italy
NEMO FILM FESTIVAL 2006 Paris, France
Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival 2005, Switzerland
AMSTERDAM FILM EXPERIENCE 2006 Amsterdam, Netherlands
NICKTOONS Film Festival 2005 (on cable TV in U.S.A)
San Diego Asian Film Festival 2005, San Diego
NORTHWEST ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FEST 2006 Seattle, U.S.A,
Indie Anifest 2005 Seoul, Korea
Japan Media Arts Festival 2004, Tokyo Metropolitan museum of photograph
Electronic Alive III show 2005, Tampa, FL, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery
NID India Animation Festival 2007, India
CalArts Showcase 2007, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, L.H. Goldenson Theater
Experimental Animation Show 2010, REDCAT Theater
Rabbit Fest 2012
Anifest ROZAFA 2012
Stash Media Magazine 2012
AniFest ROZAFA 2012
Film Annex 2012

* Selection of “The Indie 50”, 50 greatest independent animated 3D shorts 1997-2007
(PGi-13, 3D world Magazine, U.K)
* Surrealist-inspired Films 2007, LACMA (LA County Museum of Arts)
* ARCIPELAGO Film Festival 2005, Rome, Italy
* NEMO FILM FESTIVAL 2006 Paris, France
* Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival 2005, Switzerland
* AMSTERDAM FILM EXPERIENCE 2006 Amsterdam, Netherlands
* NICKTOONS Film Festival 2005 (on cable TV in U.S.A)
* San Diego Asian Film Festival 2005, San Diego
* NORTHWEST ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FEST 2006 Seattel, U.S.A,
* Indie Anifest 2005 Seoul, Korea
* Asia Digital Art Award 2004, Fukuoka Japan. Final list
* Japan Media Arts Festival 2004, Tokyo Metropolitan museum of photograph
* Electronic Alive III show 2005, Tampa, FL, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery
* NID India Animation Festival 2007, India
* CalArts Showcase 2007, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Leonard H. Goldenson Theater

● Interview/ published works
“3D KIDS” (DVD compilation), CHALETFILMS, France    fall release 2009
”3D World Magazine” Best indie 50, DVD, UK   April.2008
SIGGRAPH 2004, Electronic Theater (DVD), U.S.A 2004
Asia Digital Art Awards (DVD), Japan 2004
Experience[s] (DVD), France 2006
NHK TV (TV Interview), Japan Sep. 2004
3DArtisan (magazine), Korea Aug. 2004
CG world (magazine), Japan Jan. 2005

● Exhibition / Performance
– “Le Petit Macabra” Puppet show
….. New York Toy Theatre Festival 2008, Santa Monica Museum of Art 2008, Coffee hose theatre, 2008.
– “Light Surgery” installation. The Velaslavasay Panorama gallery, LA, 2007 Dec.
– “Light Cave Work” New York Toy Theatre Festival 2008. Mint Gallery at CalArts, 2007.
– “Cutta” Showroom gallery, New York, 2006 Mar.
– “The E Sang Han Seoki” Gwan hoon gallery, Seoul, 2000
– “Med-technician” Solo exhibition, Serabal gallery. Ansung, 2000
– “The Movie” POSCO Center art gallery. Seoul, 1999