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Louisa Bertman is an award winning illustrator, animator, filmmaker and visual journalist. Through visual narratives including illustration, gifs and animated shorts, in conjunction with technology and social media, her work brings voice and attention to social and political awareness, social justice and social innovation. She has participated in recent exhibitions at the SVA Chelsea Gallery in New York, Museum of the City of New York, Society of Illustrators in New York, Boston City Hall Plaza and Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, among others.

Louisa earned an MFA in Visual Narrative from the School of Visual Arts in New York and a BFA in Illustration from Parsons School of Design.


Awards and Fellowships

Finalist Film Festivals

LUNAFEST, Berlin Film Festival, Berlin Feminist Film Week, Boston International Film Festival, OUTFEST, POW Film Fest: Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival

Best Shorts Award

Sarasota Film Festival, San Francisco International Women's Film Festival, Through Women's Eyes, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Los Angeles IFS Film Fest, Slamdance Film Festival, Aspen Shortsfest, Women's international Film & Arts Festival, LUNAFEST Winner,


2018 AICAD Fellowship

Recent Clients and Publications

  • WNYC Studios; Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice
  • The New York Times
  • The Washington Post
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Nation
  • Rachael Ray Magazine
  • Good Company Magazine
  • ESPN The Undefeated
  • The LGBTQ Center NYC
  • Smithsonian Magazine
  • The ROOT
  • American Bystander
  • Boston Pride
  • East Bay Jewish Community Center
  • Boston Globe
  • The New Republic
  • Village Voice
  • The Rotarian
  • Miami New Times
  • LA Times
  • Dallas News

Personal Website