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designer, storyteller, filmmaker

KANG MIN KIM is a designer, storyteller, multiple award winning filmmaker based in LA.

His film, KKUM won the grand prize for independent short and the public prize at the Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival, marking just the third time in the 44 editions of the OIAF that the same short film has won both prizes. 

His films have screened internationally at many festivals including Sundance, Annecy, Ottawa, Zagreb, Hiroshima, AFI and more. 

He is a highly creative and multitalented visual artist with a strong background in graphic designand animation and his work combines handcrafted media with designed backgrounds. KANG MIN holds a BFA and MFA in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts. He has been working on lot of commercial projects and independent films as a director, art director, production designer, and compositor.


2006   Communication Design at Samsung Art and Design Institute

2011   BFA and MFA in Experimental Animation at California Institute of the Arts 


animated short film: KKUM

Best Animated Film / Ann Arbor Film Festival 2021( OSCAR qualifying )

Grand Prize / Ottawa International Animation Festival 2020( OSCAR qualifying )

Public Prize / Ottawa International Animation Festival 2020

Special Mention / international animation festival fest ANCA / 2021

Grand Prix / GLAS 2021

Mikeldi for Best Animation / ZINEBI 62 2020

Best Independent Film / Stop Motion Montreal 2020

Juror Honorable Mention / sweaty eyeballs animation 2020

Sound / Music Prize / Korea Independent Animation Festival 2020

Grand Prize / Korea Independent Animation Festival 2020

animated short film: JEOM

Special Jury Recognition / SXSW Film Festival 2018

CINECUBE award / Asiana International Short Film Festival 2018

BEST OF THE MONTH / Vimeo staff pick

animated short film: Deer Flower

Special Jury mention / Animafest Zagreb 2016

Best animated film / Aspen Shorfest 2016 ( OSCAR qualifying )

Best Animation Short / Melbourne International Film Festival 2016 ( OSCAR qualifying )

Special Jury Mention / AFI FEST 2016

Grand prix / Busan International Short Film Festival 2016

Grand prix / Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival 2016

Special Jury Prize / Jeonju International Film Festival 2016

Prize for independent walk / Indie-AniFest 2016

Honorific Mention / SHORTS MEXICO 2016

Grand Prix / China Independent Animation Film Forum 2016

Honorable Mention / Philadelphia Film Festival 2016

animated short film: 38-39˚c

Grand Prix Experimental / CINE COURT ANIME 2013

Best Animated Short / Ashland Independent Film Festival 2012

Best Short Animation / San Diego Asian Film Festival 2012

Animation Semifinalist / Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2012



Best Animated Short Subject / The 48th Annie Awards

Best Animated Short Subject / The 44th Annie Awards

Best of the Year / Vimeo 2018

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2019 Mar

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2020 Jan

2022 July

2022 Oct


CalArts - Experimental Animation Class

CalArts - Experimental Animation Class

FZ FIFTEEN animation & story gallery

California State University - Experimental Animation Class

Asia University - Visual Communication Design

Kookmin University - Entertainment Design Dept

sadi - communication design

KONKUK University - animation

Seoul Institute of the Arts - Digital Arts

Rhode Island School of Design

CalArts - Experimental Animation Class

California State University - Experimentl Animation Class

R & D - paper in motion

CalArts + Hongik University workshop

Masterclass at Fantasia Film Festival

Rhode Island School of Design


The Postmodern Child at Museum of Contemporary Art Busan      KOREA 2022-2023

Grimdosi at Culture Station Seoul 284.     KOREA 2019

Experimental Stop Motion Exhibition at animation & story gallery       TAIWAN 2013

Motion Factory Exhibition at La Gaîté lyrique       FRANCE 2014

RED Exhibition at ANDLAB       USA 2016

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