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.