Sebastián Bisbal is a filmmaker, animator and visual artist from Rancagua, Chile. He has worked in a diverse and copious amount of projects in all kinds of audiovisual media. Among these projects are two video installations for the Chilean architects Smiljan Radic and Alejandro Aravena, both showed during the Venice Biennale in 2010 and 2012 respectively.
In 2003 he began his undergraduate studies on Audiovisual Directing at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Since then, his work has continued to explore fantastical and surreal elements within real-life situations. His undergraduate thesis film "Cazuela", a mixture between stop-motion animation and live-action narrative, has been in many film festivals all around the world. It earned the Best Short Film Award at the 2008 Valdivia International Film Festival.
In 2013 he received the Fulbright Scholarship and the Chilean Government Grant to pursue a MFA in Film & Media Production at the University of Texas at Austin, degree he obtained in 2016. After graduating from the program, he animated and produced Shelby Hadden’s short film "Tightly Wound," which was an official selection of Annecy International Animated Film Festival and the winner of the Doc’Anim Award at Animatou Animated International Film Festival. He was also one of the animators of Maggie Bailey’s short, "Sweet, Sweet Kink,", film premiered at SXSW 2019.