My work is a hybrid of painting, film and music. It focuses on things unseen and states of being through colour, form, time and sound. Separate from traditional narrative cinema, my practice creates abstract, expressionistic experiences that cannot be reduced to the sum of their parts. Exploring audio-visual relationships through my research allows me to experiment with different techniques for developing animation and composing music, using synthesizers, studio and field recordings, hand drawing, digital image making and long-exposure light capture.

Sunny Stanila is an artist and experimental animation filmmaker based in Montreal. She was born in Bulgaria and completed a BA in Studio Art at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA with a focus on graphic arts and motion design. Currently she is pursuing a MFA in Studio Art-Film Production at Concordia University in Montreal. Stanila’s work has been exhibited and screened internationally. In her professional career projects that she has collaborated on were awarded a Silver Lion at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in 2014.