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Brian Yulo Ng is a Filipino/Singaporean Artist & Filmmaker who graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a double degree in Studio Arts and Experimental Animation. Having a varied interest between multiple different mediums, his works balance different aspects of nature, fantasy and suffering.

His Animated Documentary “24” (2019) won the Jury Award for Animated Documentary at the Palm Springs International Animation Festival 2019, Best Film at the Toronto Documentary Short Film Festival and the Bronze Award for Experimental Short at the Los Angeles Animation Festival as well as Official Selections at the Academy Award Qualifying Slamdance Film Festival 2020, Athens International Film & Video Festival 2020, St Louis International Film Festival 2020, Doc NYC 2020, Cinequest 2021 and Flatpack Film Festival 2021.

His Stop-motion Animated Film "Ryori" (2020) won the Creative Inspiration Award at the Faces of Hunger Short Film Festival 2020 in New York and Official Selections for the Academy Award Qualifying Leuven International Short Film Festival 2020 in Belgium

He has worked with studios in Japan, Italy, Singapore, the Philippines and the United States. His animated films have screened in many film festivals around the world. Through an exploration of different techniques he works between mediums of performance, cooking, film, drawing and animation.

Achievements, Accolades and Work Experience

    -"24" (2019) Official Selection CINEQUEST 2021 CINEQUEST 2021 in San Jose, California

    -"24" (2019) Official Selection Doc NYC 2020 Documentary Shorts: Roots Program Doc NYC 2020 in New York City

    -"24" (2019) Official Selection St Louis International Film Festival 2020 Doc Shorts: Life Animated Program St Louis International Film Festival 2020 in St Louis, Missouri

    -"Ryori" (2020) (Animated/Directed by Brian Yulo Ng) '料理' (Cuisine in Japanese) is a Stop Motion Animated Film that depicts an Ojizo San Statue (guardian of the wayside) coming from within the forest to have a Shojin Ryori meal. The film animates the process of cooking with elements of change in nature. So as to highlight the interconnectedness between cuisine and the environment.

    -"Fragment" (2020) Animated/Directed by Brian Yulo Ng The film was comissioned by Denver Digerati for Night Lights Denver, a public exhibition of projection mapped Animations to be shown on the Daniels and Fisher Clocktower in the Denver Theatre District for the Supernova Digital Animation Festival throughout September 2020.

    -"24" (2019) Interview with Filmmaker Brian Yulo Ng by Matthew Toffolo on Wildsound Festival Review

    -"24" (2019) Winner of Best Film Toronto Documentary Short Film Festival: Toronto Documentary Shorts Film Festival 2020 in Toronto, Canada

    -"24" (2019) Official Selection Athens International Film Video Festival 2020 Documentary Programme: Athens International Film Video Festival 2020 in Athens, Ohio

    -"24" (2019) Official Selection Slamdance Film Festival 2020 Documentary Shorts Programme: Slamdance Film Festival 2020 in Park City, Utah

    -"24" (2019) Awarded Bronze Award for Experimental Film at theLos Angeles Animation Festival 2019: Los Angeles Animation Festival 2019 in Los Angeles County, California.

    -"24" (2019) Jury Award Winner for Animated Documentary Palm Springs International Animation Festival 2019: Palm Springs International Animation Festival 2019 in Palm Springs, California.

    Shiro Oni Studio Artist Summer Studio Residency 2019 One of eight artists to participate in the Onishi Natsu Matsuri (Summer Music Festival) as well as an Exhibition in Onishi Brewery

    -"24" (2019) Official Selection Clones Film Festival 2019: Clones Film Festival 2019 in Clones, Ireland

    -"24" (2019) (Animated/Directed by Brian Yulo Ng) is the animated retrospective of a young man born between different cultures, it depicts moments of memory through short vignettes of the past; Alongside an evolving abstracted animation that grows in complexity. The film tackles issues of culture, memory and trauma through the lens of a person torn between identities. The film has a strong theoretical base around the number 24.

    -One of sixteen individuals selected to participate in an intensive Blue Sky Idea Development process with Walt Disney Imagineering. Students worked in groups of four to develop a immersive experience project from an initial idea to final presentation, and pitched to Walt Disney Executives.

    -"Terrarium" (2018) Official Selection PhotoDiversity Film Festival 2019: PhotoDiversity Film Festival 2019 in NY, United States


    -"Terrarium" (2018) Global Selection Earth Day Film Festival 2019: Earth Day Film Festival 2019 in Chico, California

    -"Terrarium" (2018) Official Selection Downstream Film Festival 2019: Downstream Environmental Film Festival 2019 in MN, United States.

    -"Terrarium" (2018) Official Selection Wild & Scenic Film Festival: 17th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2019 in Nevada, California

    -"Terrarium" (2018) Official Selection Natourale: Nature & Tourism Film Festival 2018 in Wiesbaden, Germany

    -"Terrarium" (2018) Honorable Mention for Experimental Film at the TopShorts Film Festival: TopShorts Online Film Festival 2018

    - "The World/Beyond" (2018) : Mid-Residency Exhibition California Institute of the Arts Fall 2018: Stop Motion Timelapse Film, Social Experiment and Week-long Performance on The Destruction of Knowledge.

    - "Terrarium" (2018) (Animated/Directed by Brian Yulo Ng) : Terrarium is an animated short film that takes an intimate look at the essential movements of nature in relation to water. A terrarium is typically an object that is used to contain and observe the growth of diverse plant and animal life. Through close observation into the habitat surrounding the Telaggio Valley. this piece seeks to question the way in which all forms of life are bound together through the flow of water and currents of wind. The piece animates the interactions between moving waters, rocks, plant, clouds and rain; to create a unique interplay between all these various elements.

    - Nature Art and Habitat Residency Program "Acqua" Resident Summer 2018 in Bergamo, Italy

    -Print & Digital Media Lab Technician: Print & Digital Media Lab School of Art/ California Institute of the Arts (September 2017-May 2020)

    -Line Cook/Prep Cook Bondi & Bourke Restaurant: Bondi & Bourke Upper Class Australian Restaurant in Bonifacio Global City, Makati City Manila (May 2017-August 2017)

    -"Internal Reflection (2017)" Interactive Projection Mapping Installation Digital Arts Expo 2017: California Institute of the Arts Digital Arts Expo Spring 2017 in the Walt Disney Modular Theater.

    -Local Purchase Clerk, Corporal First Class, Head National Serviceman Fulltime of Maintenance & Services Platoon, 1st Army Maintenance Base [2014-2016]: Singapore Armed Forces

    -Line Cook, MOSAIC Restaurant in WGS 2016, World Gourmet Summit 2016

    -Head Chef, Mobile Column 50th Singapore National Day Parade Golden Jubilee, SG50