College Of Humanities and Fine Arts

Josh Funk

Digital Media

Josh Funk is a filmmaker and animator from Northern California. He is Assistant Professor of Digital Media at California State University, Chico, and the Co-Director of the animation film festival - Animation Chico. His current work investigates the materiality of children’s television and the unsettling undercurrents found in fun and entertainment.

Funk has worked with stop-motion, 2D, and experimental animated processes for independent films, music videos, stage performances, and feature films. His genre-focused films have screened internationally, including SciFi Film Festival (Parramatta, Australia), Another Hole In The Head (San Francisco, CA), Grimmfest (Manchester, UK), Atlanta Underground Film Festival, and FilmQuest (Provo, Utah). Funk is best known for his short narrative films 3 Keys (2018) and the horror comedy The Fuzzies (2021), which received 31 nominations and 10 awards, including Best Horror Short from Astoria Film Festival (Astoria, NY) and Director’s Choice Short at the Chicago Horror Film Festival (Chicago, IL). 

Funk has an MFA in Visual Art from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a BA in Art Studio from California State University, Chico.

Portrait of Josh Funk