Hisko Hulsing majored in painting and animation at the art academy of Rotterdam in 1995.
His films Harry Rents a Room, Seventeen and Junkyard were invited to numerous festivals, such as Annecy, Palm Springs Film Festival and the London Film Festival and won many awards, including the Grand Prize at the Ottawa International Animation Festival and the Audience Award at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film.

Both Seventeen and Junkyard were the official Dutch entry for the Oscars.

Besides writing, directing, painting and animating for his animated films, Hisko composes the orchestral soundtracks for his own films.
Hisko made illustrations and storyboards for over 100 advertising- and production companies such as Saatchi & Saatchi and Czar. He directed and animated television leaders for MTV and Dutch broadcasting companies and creates comics which have been published in Eisner and Zone 5300.

In 2012 Hisko Hulsing was invited by Disney Studio’s, Dreamworks and Blue Sky Studio’s to present his film Junkyard to the artists.

In 2013 he made over 100 oilpaintings on canvas to serve as backgrounds for the hybrid live-action/animation documentary The Last Hijack that premiered at the Berlin Film Festival 2014.

In 2014 Hisko Hulsing and his team of animators made large animated sequences for  Montage of Heck, the first authorized documentary about Kurt Cobain, directed by Brett Morgen. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will be theatrically released by Universal Pictures worldwide.
HBO will broadcast Montage of Heck in may 2015.

Filmography as director:

Harry Rents a Room (1999)

Seventeen (2004)

MTV – Return of the Son of the Blob (2005)

Junkyard (2012)


Grand Prize – Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada

Audience Award – Stuttgart Festival of Animated Films, Germany

Grand Prize – SICAF, South-Korea

Animation Jury’s Grand Prix – Magnolia Award – Shanghai TV Festival, China

Blue Sky Studios Award for Best Animation – Woodstock Film Festival, USA

Grand Prix Dutch Animation – Holland Animation Film Festival

FX Animation Award – Mecal International Short Film Festival Barcelona, Spain

VNAP Craftsmanship Award – Holland Animation Film Festival

Best Animation Award – International Short Film Festival Lille, France

Audience Award – Klik! Amsterdam Animation Festival, The Netherlands

Audience Award – Asheville Cinema Festival, USA

Award Best Dutch Motion Design 2012 – Playgrounds Festival, The Netherlands

Special Prize – Animpact Max 2012, South Korea

Best Animation Award – Fargo Film Festival, USA

Best International Short Film – UNCIPAR, Argentina

Best of The Fest – Northwest Animation Festival, Portland Oregon, USA

Grand Prix – Neum Animated Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Best Short Film (15 – 60 minuts) – Anifest, Czech Republic

Best Short Film – Rabbitfest, Italy

Audience Award for Best Animated Short – Spokane International Film Festival, USA

Nominated for a Golden Calf for Best Short – Nederlands Film Festival

Official Dutch Entry for the Oscar for Best Animated Short 2013