ARTURO CUBACUB is a distinguished filmmaker and is currently pioneering and developing new concepts, methods, approaches, and cutting-edge technology for movie making and inter-media.

Throughout his career, Arturo has won numerous international awards and received national recognition for technical and artistic achievement. He is considered a pioneer of the poetry video genre.

He is the author of the i^3 Manifesto, the Hyper-Cinema Manifesto, and co-author of the Interstitial Manifesto (a work in progress).

Arturo is also a writer, painter, musician and aerobatic pilot. His works are in permanent collections worldwide


AWARDS

2011 Van Gogh Award, for “S T R E T C H” World Cinema-Music Video Category, Amsterdam Film Festival, June 2011.

Best Music Video, for "S T R E T C H," Louisville’s International Festival of Film, October 2010.

Best Experimental Project, for "B-17: A Mini-Epic," 2010 Action on Film International Film Festival, July 2010.

Rising Star Award, for “S T R E T C H” Music Video Category, 2010 Canadian International Film Festival, March 2010.

First Place, for “S T R E T C H” Music Video Category, 2010, VSM Festival, March 2010.

First Place, for Heartland Health “Neuro,” Local Spot Category, 2004
AOCD Awards, April 2004.

Finalist, for Wrangler “Target,” Graphics Category, 2004 AICE Awards, April 2004.

Silver Telly Award, for “P.O.V,” 2002 Telly Awards, 2002.

Best Editor Award, Ad Council Campaign “Reading,” “Writing,” and “What are you waiting for,” 2001 International Monitor Awards, October, 2001.

Best Editor Award, for “Hand,” Local Commercials Category, 1995 International Monitor Awards, October, 1995.

Best Editor Award, for “CBS 3 Screen,” Internal Corporate Communications Category, 1991 International Monitor Awards, July, 1991.

Silver Telly Award, for “On a Wave,” Sales Category, The 12th Telly Awards, 1991.

Bronze Telly Award, for “Get Ready,” Sales Category, The 12th Telly Awards, 1991.

Certificate of Merit, for “Commonwealth Edison 1991 Edison Conference Walk in Module,” Corporate Communications Category,  The Chicago International Film Festival, 1991.

Golden Reel Award, for “Circuit Board City,” Special Effects Category, 23rd Annual ITVA Video Festival, 1991.

Best Video Special Effects Award, for “DF/X Composium: World Premiere,” Promotional Non-Broadcast Category, 1991 International Monitor Awards, New York, September, 1990.

Best Editor Award, for “Share the Vision,” Internal Corporate Communications Category, 1990 International Monitor Awards, July, 1990.

Silver Telly Award, “DF/X Composium: World Premiere,” Sales Category, The 11th Annual Telly Awards, 1990.

Silver Screen  Award, “DF/X Composium: World Premiere,” Editing Category, U.S. Industrial Film and Video Festival, Chicago, June, 1990.

Creative Excellence Award, “DF/X Composium: World Premiere,” U.S. Industrial Film and Video Festival, Chicago, June, 1990.

Best Editor Award, for “The Arthur Andersen Difference,” Internal Corporate Communications Category, 1989 International Monitor Awards, Los Angeles, September, 1989.

Best Editor Award, for “The D2 Diner,” Non Broadcast External Communications--Promotional Category, 1990 International Monitor Awards, July, 1990.

Gold Camera Award, for “The D2 Diner,” Editing Category, U.S.  Industrial Film and Video Festival, Chicago, June, 1989.

Gold Camera Award, for “The Arthur Andersen Difference,” Editing Category, U.S. Industrial Film and Video Festival, Chicago, June, 1989.

Golden Reel Award, for “The Arthur Andersen Difference,” Editing Category, 21st Annual ITVA Video Festival, San Francisco, June, 1989.

Silver Reel Award, for “The D2 Diner,” Editing Category, 21st Annual ITVA Video Festival, San Francisco, June, 1989.

Employee of the Year Award, Post Effects, Chicago, December, 1988.

Certificate of Merit, for “La Ci Darem La Mano,” Festival International de Video Do Algarve/ 1989, Algarve, Portugal, December, 1989.

First Prize for “Orbit,” Festival International de Video Do Algarve/ 1988, Algarve, Portugal, November, 1988.

First Prize for “Orbit,” The 12th Poetry Film Festival, San Francisco, December, 1987.

First Prize for “60 Flowers, 70 Capsules, 80 Digits,” The 12th Poetry Film Festival, San Francisco, December, 1987.

Honorable Mention for “Orbit,” Performance/Stage Category, Dance on Camera Festival ‘87, New York, December, 1987.

Gold Can Award, for “La Ci Darem La Mano,” CANfest 1987, Chicago Access Corporation, November, 1987.

Honorable Mention, for “AHLUVYALIKE,” CANfest 1987, Chicago Access Corporation, November, 1987.

Certificate of Merit, for “Orbit,” Suffolk County Film & Video Competition 1987, Suffolk County Motion Picture & TV Commission, New York, 1987.

Best Video Award, for, “Orbit,” PSA--VMPD American International Video and Film Festival, August, 1987.

Best Experimental Film Award, for “Orbit,” PSA-VMPD American International Video and Film Festival, August, 1987.

VMPD Bronze Medal, for “Orbit,” PSA-VMPD American International Video and Film Festival, August, 1987.

Best of Fest Award, for “Orbit,” Art Category, 1987 Columbus Video Festival, Ohio, July, 1987.

Certificate of Merit, for “Orbit,” Festival of Illinois Film and Video Artists, May, 1987.

Second Place, for “Orbit,” Athens International Video Festival, March, 1987.

Certificate of Merit, for “Orbit,” The Chicago International Film Festival, October, 1986.

Regional Fellowship Award, Center for New Television, Illinois, 1986.

Artists Fellowship Award, The Illinois Arts Council, Illinois, 1986.

Most Outstanding Filipino in the Midwest, U.S.A. 1984 - 1985 in the Humanities, Cavite Association of America, June 8, 1985.

Second Prize, for “AHLUVYALIKE,” Experimental Category, 1983 - 1984  Visions of the U.S., American Film Institute, 1984.

Regional Fellowship Award, The National Endowment for the Arts, March, 1984.

Artists Grant Award, The Illinois Arts Council, Illinois, March, 1984.

Special Award, for “AHLUVYALIKE,” Video/Culture Canada, Ontario, Canada, November, 1983.

Bronze Award, for “AHLUVYALIKE,” Music Video Category, 1983 International Film and Television Festival of New York, November, 1983.

Silver Plaque Award, for “AHLUVYALIKE,” Experimental Video Category, The Chicago International Film Festival, October, 1983.

First Place, for “AHLUVYALIKE,” Chicago Video Music Competition, Park West, Chicago, July 16, 1983.

Best Experimental Video, for “Re-Orienting Triangles,” Midwest Region, The American Film Institute, 1982.
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PUBLICATIONS

Who's Who Autobiographies, Poets/Writers/Editors/Publishers, U.S. Canada, Write Now Books, Methuen, Massachusetts, 1985.

Salome: Literary Dance Magazine, Chicago, June, 1982.

Nit & Wit Literary Arts Magazine, Chicago, September, 1981.

Nit & Wit Literary Arts Magazine, Chicago, March, 1981.

In Piecing a Sun -- A Fantasy in Verses and Illustrations, (book by the artist), Sahner Publishing Company, Chicago, 1976.


PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Video Inn, Satellite Video Exchange Society, Vancouver Canada.

The Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, Illinois.

Asian American Media Archive, New York, New York.

The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England.

Public Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada.

The Video Data Bank, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

Video/ Culture Canada, Willowdale, Ontario, Canada.


PUBLIC LECTURES

"Philosophy and Art," The Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, July 12.1977.


EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES

Has exhibited and performed internationally in hundreds of shows including several one man exhibits.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

President, Director, Hyper-Reality, inc., Chicago, since January, 2008.

President, Director, Editor, Effects Artist, Colorist, Sound Designer i^3 (i-cubed-productions, inc.), Chicago, since May, 2007 to the present.

Owner, Effects Artist/Editor, i^3 (i-cubed, inc.), Chicago, since August, 1996.

Effects Editor/Editor, The Filmworkers Club, Chicago, February, 1993 to December, 1995.

Effects Editor/Effects Director, Editel Chicago, July, 1991 to January, 1993.

Designer/Director/Senior Editor, Post Effects, Chicago, October, 1989 to June, 1991.

Senior Editor, Post Effects, Chicago, August 1987 to October, 1989.

Head of Editing Computer Graphics and Special Effects, The Film & Tape Works, Chicago, November, 1984 to August, 1987.

Operations Manager, Computer Graphics Animator & Editor, P.M. Audiovisual, Chicago, January, 1984 to November, 1984.

Technical Director, The Center for New Television, Chicago, May, 1983 to January, 1984.

Technical Consultant, The Center for New Television, Chicago, October, 1982 to May, 1983.

Designed and constructed an audio synthesizer system for the University of Illinois, Chicago. Completed in April, 1983.

Teaching Assistant, Electronic Visualization, University of Illinois, Chicago, September, 1981 to March, 1983.

Instructor, The Chicago Editing Center, Spring, 1982.

Animator/Consultant, Real Time Design, August, 1981 to March, 1982.

Artistic Director, Rasterdans Performance Company, September. 1979 to May, 1981.


EDUCATION

M.F.A. in Electronic Visualization, University of Illinois.

B.F.A. in Plastic and Graphic Arts, University of Illinois, Chicago.


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