Amanda Bonaiuto

B. 1990 Ipswich, MA

Resides in Los Angeles, CA


2015-2018, Master of Fine Art, Experimental Animation, California Institute of the Arts.

2008- 2012, Bachelor of Fine Art, Fine Art, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University, Medford.

2012, Puppet Fabrication and Stop Motion Certificate, Puppets in Prague, Prague, CZ


GLAS Animation Grant, 2019

The Animation Guild Award for Best Student Film, OIAF, 2018

Princess Grace Foundation USA, Professional Development Grant, 2018

Princess Grace Foundation USA, Honorarium in Film, NYC, 2017

Jules Engel Award, MFA tuition scholarship from CalArts, 2017

Stockholm Experimental & Animation Film Festival , Best Animated Film, 2017

Venice Film Week, Best Animated Short Film, 2017

Primanima, Best Student Film, Budaörs, Hungary, 2016

Boston Short Film Festival, Best Animated Short Film, Boston, MA, 2016

Massachusetts Cultural Council, Finalist Grant in Film and Video, 2013

St. Botolph Grant Foundation, Emerging Artist Award, 2013

Gamli Skoli, Hrisey, Iceland, Artist Residency, 2013

SMFA Film Annual Screening, honorable Mention, MFA, Boston

Springborn Fellowship Recipient, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 2010

President's Research Award, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 2010

IMADA, college scholarship, Ipswich, MA, 2008


NPR, ‘No Reason’ music video premiere and feature, 2018

‘Shut Up and Listen’, Artist Interview, 10th Issue, Bloomington, Indiana 2018

Ottawa International Animation Festival Award Winners, ‘Hedge’ feature, 2018

Girls in Film, ‘Annihilation Song’ feature, 2018

Good Moves, ‘Annihilation Song’ feature, 2018

Pick of the day, Cartoon Brew, Batfish Soup, Annihilation Song by Amid Amidi, 2017, 2018

Short video for Breakfast, Batfish Soup,, by Giulia Pacciardi 03/17/17

Culture, Diario Registrad, Batfish Soup, from the Written Daily Newspaper 3/10/17

The Short of the Day, Bant. Mag, Batfish Soup, 3/13/17

OUR PICKS: Batfish Soup by Amanda Bonaiuto, Show Me The Animation, 3/16/17

Animation Feature, TV Booooooom, Batfish Soup, 3/17/17

Animation Magazine, Batfish Soup, by Mercedes Milligan 2017


Panelist, Career Building for Filmmakers, G-Technology Polytechnic & Slamdance, 2018

Visiting Artist Talk and Co-critique, Drawn Techniques, CalArts, 2018

Panelist/Presenter, The Animated Woman Symposium, CalArts, 2015


Green Leisure Show, group exhibition, Valencia, CA, 2016

Hair of the Dog, group exhibition, Valencia, CA 2015

Puppet Guise, Gallery 263, solo exhibition, Cambridge, Ma, 2013

Faces for Lover, Saeborg Gallery, Hrisey, solo exhibition Iceland, 2013

Collective Creatures Film Night, Blanc Gallery, group exhibition, Cambridge, MA, 2013

Medium Without Measure, Thesis Exhibition, SMFA, Boston, 2012

MFA Film Annual, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2012 Wonder Channel, Fourth Wall Projects, video installation, Boston, 2012

Imaginary Active, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, group exhibition, February 2011


HEDGE (Short film), 2018

No Reason (commission), 2018

Annihilation Song(commission), 2018

Running Up That Hill(commission), 2017

Self-Unemployed(commission), 2017

Says You(commission), 2016

Batfish Soup (Short film), 2016

Faces for Lovers (Short film), 2013

Den (Short film), 2013

Cut, Pump, Sew (Short film) 2012

Shirley (Short film), 2010


Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa, Canada, September, 2016, 2017, 2018

Fest Anca, Slovakia, June 29-July 2, 2017

Melbourne International Animation Festival, Melbourne, AUS, June 18-25, 2017

Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Annecy, France, June 12-17, 2017

Chicago Underground Film Festival, May 31-June 4, 2017

Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, CA, May 24-28, 2017

International Motion Festival, Cyprus, May 11-14, 2017

Pictoplasma, Berlin, May 10-14, 2017

IndieLisboa - Lisbon International Independent Film Festival, Portugal, May 3-14, 2017

Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, Germany, May 2-7, 2017

SENE Film, Music and Arts Festival, RI, April 24-28, 2017

Broke LA Festival, April 23-24, 2017

IMAGINE Film Festival, Amsterdam, April 12-22, 2017

Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham, UK, April 4-9, 2017

Holland Animation Film Festival, Utrecht, the Netherlands, March 22-26, 2017

Ann Arbor Film Festival, MI, March 21-26, 2017

Tricky Women, Vienna, Austria, March 15-19, 2017

GLAS, Berkeley, CA, March 2-5, 2017

Washington DC Independent Film Festival, February 15-20, 2017

Skylab Gallery, Malt Adult Animation, Columbus, Ohio, January 29, 2017

Slamdance, Park City, Utah, January 20-26, 2017

South London Shorts, London, January 2, 2017

London International Animation Festival, UK, December 2-11, 2016

Grafixx, Antwerp, BE, November 24-26, 2016

Etiuda & Anima, Krakow, Poland, November 22-27, 2016

Animated Dreams, Tallinn, Estonia, November 16-20, 2016

ReAnimania, Yerevan, Armenia, October 28-November 3, 2016

PRIMANIMA, Budaörs, Hungary, October 19-22, 2016

Boston Short Film Festival, October 10-13, 2016

LINOLEUM International Festival of Animation, Kiev, Ukraine, Sept 28-Oct 1, 2016

Festival International du Film d'Animation de Paris, France, September 20-26, 2016

CalArts Experimental Animation Showcase, REDCAT, April 28, 2016