BETWEEN BEARS

by ERAN HILLELI

Created as Eran Hilleli's graduate film while he was in attendance at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Between Bears took the 'Best Animation' award at Vimeo's inaugural Vimeo Awards film festival. A debt to his childhood and the music he loves, Between Bears showcases Eran's knack for creating transfixing animations, compelling characters, and cinematic experiences that ooze mystery and suspense. 

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BETWEEN BEARS
ERAN HILLELI

ERAN HILLELI

It was Eran Hilleli’s senior year at Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, Israel, when he created Between Bears—a delicate short film with a minimalist yet bold aesthetic. The video was quickly recognized throughout the animation industry for its complex story, subdued color palette, and graceful use of negative space, and proceeded to take ‘Best Animation’ at the inaugural Vimeo Awards in New York that same year.

Fascinated by simple shapes and fantastical worlds, Eran has a great appreciation for projects that leave room for interpretation—his work as Animation Director on music video Boy’s Latin for indie rockstar Panda Bear is a prime example. His film Three and a Half Seconds About Life showcases Eran's savviness for beautifully-styled animation, cinematic flair, and spot-on, humorous timing. Posts on Eran’s personal website, Tumblr, and Vimeo pages have had a knack for rapidly turning into viral sensations, including the live show visuals he created for a project commissioned by EDM Artist Skrillex.