Michaela Wadzinski is an award-winning animator and director.
Michaela Wadzinski is an American filmmaker. Michaela's passion for storytelling stemmed from many late nights discussing movies with her brother in her hometown of Sioux City, Iowa. While her dedication has always been to animation, she found a second love in live-action film-making and can often be found using both mediums. She loves to tell character-driven stories with a lot of heart and a healthy dash of comedy. Her short film "Negative Spaces" won the Ron Clements Award for Excellence in Animation in 2018. The shorts she's directed have been in over 60 film festivals around the world.
  • Writer (5 Credits)
    It Couldn't Hurt
    Screenplay, Short Script
    Know You Well2021
    Animation
    19952019
    Short, Student
    Protector of the Center of the Earth2019
    Animation, Student
    Negative Spaces2018
    Animation, Experimental, Student
  • Director (4 Credits)
    Know You Well2021
    Animation
    19952019
    Short, Student
    Protector of the Center of the Earth2019
    Animation, Student
    Negative Spaces2018
    Animation, Experimental, Student
  • Producer (3 Credits)
    19952019
    Short, Student
    Protector of the Center of the Earth2019
    Animation, Student
    Negative Spaces2018
    Animation, Experimental, Student
Award Nominee
1995
Take it Easy Film Festival
2220
Catagory Award Nominee
Know You Well
Couch Film Festival
Toronto, Ontario
2022
Official Selection
Know You Well
Kalakari Film Fest
2022
Official Selection
Know You Well
Iowa Independent Film Festival
Mason City, Iowa
2022
Official Selection
Know You Well
Pambujan International Film Festival 2021
Pambujan
2022
Honorable Mention
Know You Well
Splice Film Festival
2022
Finalist
Know You Well
Flordia Animation Festival
Tallahassee, Florida
2022
Nominee
Know You Well
Freewheeling Film Awards
London
2021
Official Selection
Know You Well
Roma Prisma Film Awards
Rome
2021
Official Selection
Know You Well
Iconic Images Film Awards
2021
Official Selection
Know You Well
Paris Shorts Film Awards
Paris
2021
Official Selection
Know You Well
Best Global Shorts
Chennai
2021
Nominee
Know You Well
Lonely Wolf International Film Festival
2021
Best Animated Film
Know You Well
New Creators Film Awards
Paris
2021
Official Selection
Know You Well
SHORT to the Point
Bucharest
2021
Best Animated Film
Know You Well
Mumbai Entertainment International Short Film Festival
Mumbai
2021
Best Original Score
Know You Well
New York Neorealism Film Awards
Rome
2021
Finalist
Know You Well
Matiff 01- Matera Art International Film Festival
Matera
2021
Official Selection
Know You Well
Sioux City International Film Festival
Sioux City
2021
Official Selection
Know You Well
St. Louis International Film Festival
St. Louis
2021
Official Selection
Protector of the Center of the Earth
FLICKFAIR Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2021
Nominee
Protector of the Center of the Earth
Student Film Awards
Orlando, Florida
2020
Semi-Finalist
Protector of the Center of the Earth
The Fine Arts Film Festival
Venice, California
2020
Official Selection
Protector of the Center of the Earth
Open World Animation Festival
Allentown, PA
2020
Official Selection
Protector of the Center of the Earth
Flordia Animation Festival
Tallahassee, Florida
2020
Official Selection
Protector of the Center of the Earth
Interrobang Film Festival
Des Moines, Iowa
2020
Official Selection
Protector of the Center of the Earth
Splice Film Festival
2020
Semi-Finalist
Protector of the Center of the Earth
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles, CA
2020
Official Selection
Protector of the Center of the Earth
Austin Student Film Festival
Austin, Texas
2020
Official Selection
1995
Shanghai Shorts: A Monthly Screening Series of Time Based Art and Film Shanghai Shorts: A Monthly Screening Series of Time Based Art and Film
Shanghai, Shanghai
2020
Official Selection
1995
Interrobang Film Festival
Des Moines, Iowa
2020
Official Selection
1995
Oneota Film Festival
Decorah, Iowa
2020
Best Student Film
1995
Black Hills Film Festival
Hill City, SD
2020
Official Selection
1995
streetside cinema/
Winston-Salem, NC
2020
Best Supporting Actress
1995
Under the Stars International Film Festival
Bari
2020
Best Animated Film
Protector of the Center of the Earth
Couch Film Festival
2019
Finalist
Protector of the Center of the Earth
Rolling Ideas
Bucharest
2019
Finalist
Protector of the Center of the Earth
Short Film Factory
Bucharest
2019
Official Selection
Protector of the Center of the Earth
SHORT to the Point
Bucharest
2019
Official Selection
Protector of the Center of the Earth
Miami Independent Film Festival
Miami Beach, Florida
2019
Official Selection
Protector of the Center of the Earth
20th Kansas International Film Festival
Overland Park, KS
2019
Official Selection
Protector of the Center of the Earth
South Dakota Film Festival
Aberdeen, SD
2019
Official Selection
Protector of the Center of the Earth
Praire Lights Film Festival
Grand Island, Nebraska
2019
Best Animated Film
Protector of the Center of the Earth
Nebbys Film Festival
Lincoln, Nebraska
2019
Finalist
1995
IGen Film Festival 2019
Miami, Florida
2019
Official Selection
1995
Genre Celebration Festival
Tokyo
2019
Official Selection
1995
Praire Lights Film Festival
Grand Island, Nebraska
2019
Best Production Design
1995
Nebbys Film Festival
Lincoln, Nebraska
2019
Official Selection
Negative Spaces
Indie Street Film Festival
Red Bank, New Jersey
2019
Best Animated Film, Best Student Film
Negative Spaces
2019 Lincoln Short Film Festival
Lincoln, Nebraska
2019
Official Selection
Negative Spaces
SHORT to the Point
Bucharest, Romania
2019
Official Selection
Negative Spaces
Omaha Film Festival
Omaha, Nebraska
2019
Official Selection
Negative Spaces
Detroit Internation Festival of Animation
Detroit, Michigan
2019
Honorable Mention - Mixed Media/Expermental
Negative Spaces
Florida Animation Festival
Tallahassee, Florida
2019
Official Selection
Negative Spaces
Rome Independent Prisma Awards
Rome
2018
Official Selection
Negative Spaces
Open World Animation Festival
Allentown, Pennsylvania
2018
Official Selection
Negative Spaces
Celtic Animation Film Competition
Liverpool, Merseyside
2018
Official Selection
Negative Spaces
Queen City Film Festival
Cumberland, Maryland
2018
Official Selection
Negative Spaces
19th Kansas International Film Festival
Overland Park, Kansas
2018
Official Selection
Negative Spaces
Citizen Jane Film Festival
Columbia, Missouri
2018
Official Selection
Negative Spaces
ANNY: Animation Nights New York
New York, New York
2018
Best Animated Film
Negative Spaces
South Dakota Film Festival
Aberdeen, South Dakota
2018
Best Animated Film, Best Animation, Audience Choice-Best Film
Negative Spaces
Nebbys Film Festival
Lincoln, Nebraska
2018
Finalist
Negative Spaces
DRAWTASTIC 2019
2018
Best Animated Film, Ron Clements Award for Excellence in Animation
Negative Spaces
Sioux City International Film Festial
Sioux City, Iowa
2018
College
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Film and New Meda
20152019
Birth Date
November 4
Current City
Los Angeles, CA
Hometown
Sioux City, Iowa
Gender
Female
Michaela Wadzinski is an award-winning animator and director.