Hisko Hulsing to Host Masterclass at FAF - Fredrikstad Animation Festival

Hisko Hulsing to Host Masterclass at FAF

Hisko Hulsing, the Dutch director behind the award-winning and widely acclaimed Undone, Seventeen, and Junkyard, will hold a Masterclass at FAF 2023.

Hulsing, who started his career by happenstance while studying art and painting, is known for his dystopian visuals and use of rotoscoping. In works such as Junkyard, he skillfully weaves his own life experiences into the film’s narrative, resulting in a cinematic piece that resonates with its audience.

Hulsing is a multi-talent who not only directs but also writes, paints, and composes music for his own films.

In the masterclass, Hulsing will talk about his methods, how he builds scenes and animation, and also highlights from his career.

Secure your festival pass and gain access to Hulsing’s masterclass Saturday 21 October.


Hisko Hulsing’s (1971) films Seventeen and Junkyard were invited to numerous festivals and won many awards, including the Grand Prize at the OIAF. Besides writing, directing, painting, and animating for his animated films, Hulsing composed the orchestral soundtracks for his own films. 

In 2014, Hulsing made large animated sequences for Cobain: Montage of Heck, the acclaimed documentary about Kurt Cobain. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was theatrically released worldwide by Universal Pictures.

Hulsing directed both seasons of Undone, an animated series for adults for Amazon Prime. Undone appeared in Top Ten lists of the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Time Magazine and won the jury award in Annecy.

In 2022, Hulsing directed the bonus episode of The Sandman for DC Comics, Warner Bros, and Netflix called A Dream of a Thousand Cats. It was released in 2022 and was viewed over 30 million times in the first 6 weeks.