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Renee Zhan


Renee Zhan is a director and animator who uses dark, visceral images to explore the ugliness of beautiful things. She has participated and won awards at numerous film festivals, including the Jury Award for Best Animated Short at Sundance Film Festival 2019. A native of Houston, Texas, Zhan received her Master of Arts at the National Film and Television School in London.

Oxbelly Fellowship, script development lab, 2019
Animated projections for Lulu, directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari, at the Salzburg Opera Festival 2017
Selections at international film festivals including Sundance, SXSW, Telluride, TIFF, and Locarno


O Black Hole! (2020)
Reneepoptosis (2018)
Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Animation
Hold Me (Ca Caw Ca Caw) 2016
Slamdance Film Festival Best Animated Short Film
Pidge (2015)

Tricky Women - International Animation Filmfestival Vienna