Chel White designs main title sequence for "What's Wrong With Virginia," written and directed by Dustin Lance Black (Oscar winning screenwriter "Milk").
Chel White directs his feature film Bucksville, co-written by Laura McGie, and starring Thomas Stroppel and Ted Rooney.
Chel White is awarded the annual filmmaking grant from the Oregon Arts Commission for the production of a feature film.
Chel White supervises visual effects on Gus Van Sant's "Milk."
Chel White is awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Media Arts Fellowship (through ReNew Media) for the production of a feature film.
White's film Wind, a poetic look at global climate change, premieres opening night at the Tribeca Film Festival with keynote speaker Al Gore.
Chel White's music video for Thom Yorke, "Harrowdown Hill", wins Best Music Video at the 2007 SXSW Festival.
A Painful Glimpse Into My Writing Process (In Less Than 60 Seconds) wins Best Animated Film at Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee.
Chel White supervises visual effects on Gus Van Sant's feature film "Paranoid Park," and directs animation for Todd Haynes' Bob Dylan biographic film "I'm Not There." White also directs visual effects for Gus Van Sant's Cannes Film Festival short, "First Kiss."
"Fever Dreams and Heavenly Nightmares", a DVD compilation of short films by Chel White, is released and distributed by
Chel White directs "Harrowdown Hill", a music video for Radiohead front man Thom Yorke. It is included in ResFest 2006.
A Painful Glimpse Into My Writing Process (In Less Than 60 Seconds) makes its international premiere in the Zagreb Animation Festival, Croatia. The film also wins the jury award for Best Short Film in the Bend Film Festival, Oregon.
A Painful Glimpse Into My Writing Process (In Less Than 60 Seconds) screens opening night in both the Florida and Nantucket film festivals. The film also screens in competition at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Seattle International Film Festival, and the SXSW Festival.
"Park" and "Rec Room", two anti-smoking public service announcements White directed for the Washington Department of Health win a Gold Plaque for Best Campaign at the Chicago International Film Festival.
Chel White is awarded the Regional Arts & Culture Council's Individual Artist Fellowship for Media Arts, Portland, Oregon.
Magda receives the EMPA Work Life Award at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and ties for Best Animated Film at the Big Muddy Film Festival.
A television commercial White directed for OfficeMax
is included in the permanent collection at The Museum of Modern Art in
Magda makes its world premiere in the Rotterdam International Film Festival, and its North American premiere in the Portland International Film Festival.
Magda wins the Grand Jury Award for Best Animated Short in the Florida Film Festival.
Eclipse screens at the Images Festival in Toronto, and wins jury prizes at the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee and Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Two televison commercials directed by Chel White are included in the Annecy Festival of Animation in France.
Chel White gives a retrospective of his films and lecture as a part of the Humboldt Film Festival.
Magda wins Best Animated Film and Best of Festival in the Northwest Film + Video Festival. The film also plays a run of International Film Festivals, including Clermont-Ferrand, Stockholm, Brussels, Seattle, Calgary, Chicago, L'Alternativa (Barcelona), Hamburg, Portland, and the World Wide Film Festival in Toronto.
Passage awarded Best Experimental Film in the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee, and a Silver Award from Worldfest-Houston.
Chel White's film New York airs on The Sundance Channel as a part of "9 Views on 9-11", corresponding with the one year anniversary of the tragedy. New York is also included in "Underground Zero" a touring program of films by several artists made in response to the events of September 11th, 2001. The profits from screenings raise money for September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows.
Passage screens in Frontier Shorts as a part of the Sundance Film Festival, and is featured as a part of the Cork Film Festival in Ireland.
Chel White is commissioned by Do Jump to create moving image works for live performance.
Passage awarded Best FilmScape in the Arizona Int'l Film Festival, and a Silver Award from the Big Muddy Film Festival.
Chel White is awarded a Creative Capital
grant for the development of a feature film script.
Passage makes its world premiere in the Oregon
Symphony's Film Harmonic, a performance of
silent films with live orchestral accompaniment.
Choreography for Copy Machine screens
in a special program of Portland Animation at the
Sundance Film Festival.
Soulmate awarded Best Narrative Film in both
the Big Muddy and Humboldt Film Festivals. The film's lead actress
Vana O'Brien wins Best Actress at Big Muddy. Soulmate is also awarded Best Experimental Film in the Convergence Festival, Providence, Rhode Island, and wins a jury prize in the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Peace Out, a television commercial White directed for Lugz shoes, wins
Honorable Mention at the British Design & Art Direction awards.
Chel White is nominated for both a Rockefeller
Fellowship and an Alpert Award in the Arts.
Soulmate receives award for Best Narrative Film
and Audience Award in the Northwest Film &
White curates Naked Cinema, a screening of
short independent films, including works by Jay Rosenblatt, Matt McCormick, Lorelei Pepi, and Leighton Pierce.
Northwest Film Center, Portland, Oregon.
Dirt screens in competition at the Sundance
White is awarded an Oregon Arts Commission
grant and a Regional Arts & Culture Council
grant for the production of Soulmate.
Dirt awarded Best Experimental Film in the
USA Film Festival.
Chel White produces Poetry and the 1950's:
Homage to the Beat Generation, a compact disk
of spoken word, read by writer Robert Briggs.
Dirt takes the prize for Best Short Film in the
Stockholm International Film Festival.
Chel White gives his first formal retrospective
screening at the Northwest Film Center, Portland
White is awarded a Pacific Pioneer Fund grant for
a documentary project.
Choreography for Copy Machine shows at the
Stuttgart Festival of Animation Film as part of 10th
Anniversary Highlights program.
Love and Other Difficulties screens at the Smithsonian Museum, through the Black Maria
Film Festival, where the film also wins a Director's
Choreography for Copy Machine airs on
the acclaimed PBS television series Alive TV.
Cottonmouth, Texas (trilogy) receives Judge's
Award in the Northwest Film & Video Festival.
A television commercial White directs for Fila wins a Clio Award, and
is included in the permanent collection at The Museum of Modern Art in
Chel White creates visual effects scenes for Gus Van
Sant's feature film To Die For.
Joan Gratz's Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase,
a film Chel White created music and sound design for,
wins an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Subject.
Choreography for Copy Machine screens in the
Berlin and Rotterdam International Film Festivals.
Choreography for Copy Machine is featured in the
Zagreb and Hiroshima Animation Festivals.
Chel White works as the visual effects supervisor on
Gus Van Sant's Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. He
also makes his one and only screen appearance as a brain surgeon in the film.
Choreography for Copy Machine awarded Best
Animated Film in the both the Ann Arbor Film Festival and the USA Film Festival, and wins the Gold Plaque in Animation at the Chicago
International Film Festival.
Choreography for Copy Machine tours
theatrically in the 23rd Tournee of Animation.
Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, White is commissioned by Oslund & Company Dance to create moving image works for live performance.