Oerd van Cuijlenborg
4'36'' drawing colour
2014 | Netherlands | France
Punto y Raya Academy 2015


An abstract animation inspired by Dizzy Gillespies' 'Birks'Works' (performed by the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band).

Self-produced and financed, this film began production in 2003, and it hasn't been released commercially yet.

Oerd van Cuijlenborg
Oerd van Cuijlenborg

1973 | Driebergen, Netherlands

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Oerd van Cuijlenborg is a dutch animated filmmaker. Since 2006 he lives and works in Paris, France. He was greatly influenced by Norman McLaren, especially his film Begone Dull Care from 1946, to work mainly in semi-abstract animation.

After he graduated from the Utrecht High School of Fine Arts in 1997, he got a two-year scholarship at NIAf (the Netherlands Institute for Animated Films), where he made two short films. His third film Zodiac was made as an Artist in Residence at the Folimage Studios. In 2003 his work was exhibited as part of the Animation en mouvement - le cinéma d’animation néerlandais aujourd’hui exhibition. For V E R S (School der Poëzie), Van Cuijlenborg created La Linea-like animation (Trouw), based on the poem by Koppig by Mustafa Sitou.

In 2010 he received the MovieSquad (youth jury) HAFF Award, and the ‘Stimulans voor Succes’ award for An Abstract Day. Thanks to the latter, in 2012 Oerd completed the project A Direct Film Farewell, a short film based on images scratched and drawn directly onto 16mm livestock. Since 2004 Oerd works regularly with il Luster productions, creating both commissioned and personal work.

Oerd is currently working on different new projects, and has recently completed several videoclips for musicians, like Journey to Journey for Miho Hazama, Civil War for Klärälven, and Jogral for the Lívia Nestrovski & Fred Ferreira duo.

Lives in Paris, France.   +info