Onion City Film Festival

Thanks for joining us for 2016! It was a fantastic year. 


Onion City Awards:

First Place: Many Thousands Gone
Ephraim Asili

Second Place: Something Between Us
Jodie Mack

Third Place: Mad Ladders
Michael Robinson


Honorable Mentions:

Notes from the Interior
Ben Balcom

Aswirl Alight Aight
Tommy Heffron

KaSandra Skistad

Psychic Driving
William E. Jones

Prima Materia
Charlotte Pryce

Ana Vaz

Join us next year for the 28th Onion City Experimental Film Festival.

Festival Programmer

(Photo by Danielle Campbell)

(Photo by Danielle Campbell)


Emily Eddy is a film, video, and digital media artist and curator based in Chicago. She graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013, where she received her Bachelors in Fine Arts. She has been curating film, video, and new media works at the Nightingale Cinema in Chicago since 2013, and she has worked with the screening series and online video curation project Video! Video! Zine since 2016. Emily has curated and programmed screenings at many venues in Chicago, as well as in Los Angeles, Reykjavik, Iceland, and her hometown, Portland, Oregon. 

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Michelle Puetz

Michelle Puetz is the Curator of Collections and Public Programs at the Chicago Film Archives. From 2015-17 she was the Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University where she was part of the collaborative curatorial team for A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s-1980s and co-curated Salaam Cinema! 50 Years of Iranian Movie Posters with Hamid Naficy. She was the 2013-15 Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where she curated a group exhibition titled Body Doubles and solo exhibitions with the artists Lilli Carré and Phil Collins. Puetz taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the department of Film, Video, New Media and Animation from 2008-15 and in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 2010 to 2012. She received her PhD in 2012 from the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago. You can view her work here.


Snow Yunxue Fu

Snow Yunxue Fu is a Chinese-born and Chicago-based artist exploring the aesthetic concept of the sublime through a wide range of digital media. Trained formerly as a painter, Fu is known for her elaborate 3D animations that are modeled after the allegorical paintings of Caspar David Friedrich. Fu introduced computer animation to her practice at a time when the medium was colored by its mainstream associations with scientific modeling and commercial animation in film. Her artwork approaches the subject of the sublime using topographical computer rendered animation and installation. She examines and interprets the world around her through digital space and virtual reality, where she draws a parallel to the realms of multi-dimensionality, the physical, the virtual, and the metaphysical. Fu teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation Department, the Continuing Studies Department, and the Ox-bow School of Art and Artist Residency. She also teaches 3D Animation and Game classes at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the North Central College in Naperville IL, and at L-Art University in Shanghai. You can view her work here.


Daniel Luedtke

Daniel Luedtke lives, labors and loves in Chicago and makes art between mediums such as printmaking, sculpture, drawing, video and music. He earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute in 2013 where he now is a lecturer in the Contemporary Practices department. Luedtke has exhibited work nationally and internationally in spaces such the Walker Art Center - Minneapolis, Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago, the Tom of Finland Foundation - Los Angeles, Museum of Art and Design - New York, and NP3 Gallery - Netherlands. You can view his work here.