Maija Burnett
Director, Character Animation; Character Animation Faculty
Assistant Dean, School of Film/Video

Maija Burnett is the Director of the Character Animation Program at CalArts.  Originally from Montreal, Canada, Maija obtained an M.F.A. in Animation from UCLA, as well as degrees from McGill University in Film Studies. Her animated work has been featured in film festivals and museums... Continue reading »

Lilli Carré
Faculty, School of Film/Video
Experimental Animation

Lilli Carré is an interdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles, working primarily in experimental animation, ceramic sculpture, print, and textile. Her films have shown in festivals throughout the US and abroad, including the Sundance Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam,... Continue reading »

Giulia Caruso
Faculty, School of Film/Video
Film Directing Program

Giulia Caruso is an award-winning independent producer and founding member of Nonetheless Productions. With partner Ki Jin Kim, she was nominated for the 2018 Piaget Producers Award. Giulia won an Independent Spirit Award for Andrew Ahn’s debut feature SPA NIGHT and an Emmy for... Continue reading »

Stephen Chiodo
Faculty, School of Film/Video
Experimental Animation

Through his company Chiodo Bros Productions, Stephen has established himself as a highly creative special effects director with expertise in stop-motion animation. Fascinated with stop-motion animation at an early age, Stephen perfected his animation and directorial skills at Rochester... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty