Steven Lapcevic is an independent animator who specializes in creating animated shorts that are surreal in nature. His shorts eschew a narrative approach and are experimental in their structure and execution, creating a dreamlike visual progression of ideas.
His animated short "IDIOT KING" was awarded "Best Animation" at the 2017 Coney Island Film Festival.
His animation has been featured in the films, "Dreams: Cinema of the Subconscious", directed by Roko Belic and “Disaster 501: What Happened to Man?”, conceptualized by Lars von Trier and directed by Jenle Hallund. The latter was screened at The 2012 Copenhagen Art Festival. His work has also been featured on an episode of the Adult Swim series, "Off the Air".
Mr. Lapcevic has been awarded the 2010 Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island Art Fund Grant, the 2010 Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island Excellence in the Arts Award, the 2010 Experimental Television Center Grant, the 2013 New York State Council on the Arts Original Work Grant, and the 2016 Staten Island Arts Excellence in the Arts Award.
Official Selection
HAPPY BULLET
Supernova Digital Animation Festival
Denver, CO
2019
Official Selection
HAPPY BULLET
Buskopolis Festival of Cinematic Oddities
Huntingdon, PA
2019
Official Selection
HAPPY BULLET
NOLA Horror Film Fest
New Orleans, LA
2019
Official Selection
HAPPY BULLET
The Coney Island Film Festival
Brooklyn, NY
2019
Official Selection
HAPPY BULLET
NCCC Film and Animation Festival
Sanborn, NY
2019
Official Selection
HAPPY BULLET
Emerge Microcinema
Cleveland, Ohio
2019
Official Selection
SIGNAL
Slamdance Film Festival
Park City, Utah
2019
Official Selection
SIGNAL
Nòt Film Fest
Santarcangelo di Romagna
2019
Official Selection
SIGNAL
TromaDance Film Festival
Brooklyn, NY
2019
Official Selection
SIGNAL
The Atlanta Underground Film Festival
Atlanta, GA
2018
Official Selection
SIGNAL
Emerge Microcinema
Cleveland, OH
2018
Official Selection
SIGNAL
The Coney Island Film Festival
Brooklyn, NY
2018
Official Selection
SIGNAL
Buskopolis Festival of Cinematic Oddities
Huntingdon, PA
2018
Official Selection
SIGNAL
NOLA Horror Film Fest
New Orleans, LA
2018
Official Selection
SIGNAL
The Supernova Digital Animation Festival
Denver, CO
2018
Official Selection
ENMITY
GIPHY Film Fest
New York, NY
2018
Official Selection
SIGNAL
Moviate Underground Film Festival
Harrisburg, PA
2018
Official Selection
SIGNAL
NCCC Film and Animation Festival
Sanborn, NY
2018
Official Selection
SIGNAL
MidWest WeirdFest
Eau Claire, WI
2018
Official Selection
IDIOT KING
Walla Walla Movie Crush
Walla Walla, WA
2018
Best Animation
IDIOT KING
The Coney Island Film Festival
Brooklyn, NY
2017
Official Selection
IDIOT KING
The Atlanta Underground Film Festival
Atlanta, GA
2017
Official Selection
IDIOT KING
Moviate Underground Film Festival
Harrisburg, PA
2017
Official Selection
IDIOT KING
NCCC Film & Animation Festival
Sanborn, NY
2017
Official Selection
IDIOT KING
New York Short Film Tuesdays
Brooklyn, NY
2017
Official Selection
LOWBROW UTENSILS
MidWest WeirdFest
Eau Claire, WI
2017
Official Selection
LOWBROW UTENSILS
NOLA Horror Film Fest
New Orleans, LA
2017
Official Selection
DRONE
The Best Of Moviate Underground Film Festival 2016
Harrisburg, PA
2017
Official Selection
DRONE
Moviate Underground Film Festival
Harrisburg, PA
2016
Official Selection
DRONE
The Coney Island Film Festival
Brooklyn, NY
2016
Official Selection
LOWBROW UTENSILS
The Coney Island Film Festival
Brooklyn, NY
2015
Official Selection
LOWBROW UTENSILS
TromaDance Film Festival
Brooklyn, NY
2015