My short films are all 100% hand made and done by myself. This is a true a independent film production. I use drawing, painting and scratching directly onto 16mm film stock and in some cases super 8. An old technique being brought to current times
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John Dawson lives just outside of Boulder, Colorado and is the son of Colorado watercolor artist Milly Dawson. His artworks have been shown and sold in Galleries in Colorado and online as well. He worked on and off for a small commercial animation studio in Denver for seven years in the late 70’s and early 80’s. His films have screened and won awards all over the world.
Official Selection
Zap On
Berlin Dynamic Film Festival
Berlin
2024
Official Selection
Zap On
Flickers Eindhoven
Eindhoven
2024
Official Selection
Zap On
Short Way International Short Film Festival
São Paulo
2024
Official Selection
Zap On
Eichsfelder Filmfestival
Heilbad Heiligenstadt
2024
Official Selection
Zap On
Extremely Shorts Film Festival
Houston, TX
2024
Official Selection
Zap On
City of Art International Film Festival
Madrid
2024
Official Selection
Flow Go
Open World Animation Festival
Allentown, PA
2024
Official Selection
Flow Go
Pune Short Film Festival
Pune
2024
Official Selection
Flow Go
The Psychedelic Puppet Show
New York, NY
2024
Official Selection
Flow Go
Wide Open Experimental Film Festival
Oklahoma City
2024
Official Selection
Flow Go
Castle Rock Film Festival
Castle Rock, Colorado
2024
Official Selection
Flow Go
FilmArte Festival
Madrid
2024
Official Selection
Image Dance
éphémère ~ London experimental film
London
2024
Official Selection
Image Dance
Art + Film + Vienna
Wien
2024
Official Selection
Image Dance
20minmax International Short Film Festival Ingolstadt
Ingolstadt
2024
Official Selection
Image Dance
Experimental Brasil
Rio De Janeiro
2024
Offical Selection
Image Dance
Fisura, International Festival of Experimental Film & Video
Mexico City
2024
Official Selection
Soup Mix
Pueblo Film Festival
Pueblo, Colorado
2024
Offical Selection
Soup Mix
Fisheye Film Festival
Buckinghamshire New University
2024
Offical Selection
Soup Mix
Kerala Short Film Festival
Kerala
2024
Official Selection
The Big Job
Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival
Istanbul
2024
Awarded Best Experimental Film
Image Dance
Luis Bunuel Memorial Awards
West Bengal
2023
Awarded Best Experimental Film
Image Dance
Golden Fern Film Awards
West Bengal
2023
Awarded Best Experimental Film
Image Dance
Big Ben International Film Festival
London
2023
Awarded Best Experimental Film
Image Dance
Brandenburg International Film Festival
Berlin
2023
Award Best Experimental Short Film
Image Dance
World Film Carnival
Singapore
2023
Award Best Experimental Short Film
Image Dance
CULT JURY FILM FEST
Gurgaon, Haryana
2023
Award Best Experimental Short Film
Soup Mix
The Singapore International Competition
Singapore
2023
Official Selection
Soup Mix
Chroma Art Film Festival
Miami, FL
2023
Awarded best animation and art film
Soup Mix
Filmzen International Film Competition
Paris
2023
Awarded best animation and art film
Soup Mix
CULT JURY FILM FEST
Gurgaon, Haryana
2023
Official Selection
Soup Mix
Brazil New Visions Film Fest
Camaragibe, Pernambuco
2023
Award Best Experimental Short Film
Soup Mix
Indo Singapore International Film Festival
KALLAL
2023
Award Best Experimental Short Film
Soup Mix
DIAMOND BELL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Chennai
2023
Honorable Mention
Soup Mix
World Film Carnival
Singapore
2023
Silver Award Experimental Film
Soup Mix
Virgin Spring Cinefest Virgin Spring Cinefest
Kolkata, West Bengal
2023
Experimental Film Outstanding Achievment
Soup Mix
Luis Bunuel Memorial Awards
Kolkata, West Bengal
2023
Official Selection
The Big Job
Mosaic World Film Festival
Rockford, IL
2023
Official Selection
The Big Job
Vancouver Independent - International Film Festival
Vancouver
2023
Official Selection
The Big Job
Pune Short Film Festival
Pune
2023
Awarded animation best color and sound
The Big Job
Lyons Internation Film Festival
Lyons, Colorado
2023
Official Selection
The Big Job
Film Language IFF
Paris
2023
Official Selection
The Big Job
Bizarrya Short Film Festival
Porto
2023
Award Winner
The Big Job
The Continental Film Festival
Cannes
2023
Official Selection
The Big Job
Geneve Awards
Geneve
2023
Experimental Film Outstanding Achievment
The Big Job
Druk International Film Festival
Paro
2023
Official Selection
The Big Job
The Golden Short Film Festival
Abruzzo
2023
Awarded Best Experimental Film By A Colorado Filmmaker
Jam It
Denver Underground Film Festival
Denver
2023
Award Finalist
Jam It
NCCC Film & Animation Festival
Sanborn, New York
2023
Official Selection
Jam It
Kerala Short Film Festival
Kerala
2023
Official Selection
Jam It
Under The Radar
Vienna
2023
Official Selection
Jam It
Fisheye Film Festival
Buckinghamshire
2023
Award Best Experimental Short Film
Jam It
Front Range Film Festival
Niwot, Colorado
2023
Official Selection
Jam It
Alibag Short Film Festival
Alibag
2023
Award Experimental Film
The Big Job
Royal Society of Television & Motion Picture Awards
Kolkata, West Bengal
2022
Award Experimental Film
The Big Job
Knight of the Reel Awards
Hyderabad, Telangana
2022
Official Selection
The Big Job
Global Independent Film Festival of India
Kolkata, West Bengal
2022
Official Selection
The Big Job
Boden International Film Festival
Boden
2022
Award Best Experimental Short Film
The Big Job
Mokkho International Film Festival
Pondicherry
2022
Award Best Experimental Short Film
The Big Job
DIAMOND BELL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Tamil Nadu
2022
Official Selection
Jam It
Himachal Short Film Festival
Himachal Pradesh
2022
Official Selection
Jam It
West Bengal Short Film Festival
Kolkata, West Bengal
2022
Official Selection
Jam It
18 Festival Transterritorial de Cine Underground
Buenos Aires
2022
Award Best Animation In A Short Film
Jam It
The Nederland International Film Festival
Nederland , Colorado
2022
Official Selection
Jam It
ArteNonStopFestival /BA2022-International Film & Art Festival
CABA
2022
Official Selection
Jam It
TOFUZI International Animated Film Festival
Tbilisi
2022
Official Selection
Jam It
Altered Images
London
2022
Official Selection
Jam It
Goa Short Film Festival
GOA
2022
Official Selection
Jam It
Sipontum Arthouse International Film Festival
Puglia
2022
Award Experimental Film
Jam It
Royal Society of Television & Motion Picture Awards
West Bengal
2022
Honorable Mention
Jam It
Sea of Art
Stavanger
2022
Official Selection
Jam It
ANIMAFILM International Animation Festival
Baku
2022
Award Experimental Film Outstanding Achievement
Jam It
Luis Bunuel Memorial Awards
West Bengal
2022
Finalist
Jam It
Virgin Spring Cinefest
West Bengal
2022
Award Experimental Film Outstanding Achievement
Jam It
Knight of the Reel Awards
Telangana
2022
Award Experimental Film Critics Choice
Jam It
Calcutta International Cult Film Festival Calcutta International Cult Film Festival
West Bengal
2022
Nominee
Jam It
Couch Film Festival
Toronto
2022
Nominee
Jam It
AltFF Alternative Film Festival
Toronto
2022
Official Selection
Jam It
Brazil New Visions Film Fest
Pernambuco
2022
Official Selection
Jam It
Walthamstow International Film Festival
London
2022
Nominee
Jam It
Rome Prisma Film Awards
Rome
2022
Official Selection
Jam It
Pune Short Film Festival
Pune
2022
Experimental Film Outstanding Achievment
Jam It
WORLD FILM CARNIVAL
Singapore
2022
Award Best Experimental Film
Jam It
Cine Paris Film Festival
Paris
2022
Nickname
JD
Birth City
Denver
Current City
Boulder
Hometown
Boulder
Inspiration, move me brightly
light the song with sense and color
Hold away despair
more than this I will not ask
Faced with mysteries dark and vast
statements just seem vain at last
My short films are all 100% hand made and done by myself. This is a true a independent film production. I use drawing, painting and scratching directly onto 16mm film stock and in some cases super 8. An old technique being brought to current times
Contact
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