Anton Cla (BE, 1990) is a multimedia artist, filmmaker, and lecturer. He began his journey in the visual arts at a young age with painting and illustration before discovering his true passion for audiovisual work in 2016 while traveling and working in Japan.

In 2018, he started working professionally in animation, primarily on commissioned music videos and visuals using computer animation. In 2022, he completed a master’s degree in animation at the KASK School of Arts in Ghent, Belgium, while simultaneously teaching 3D computer graphics at LUCA School of Arts and Howest University of Applied Sciences.

His work has been screened and awarded at prestigious film festivals such as the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Ottawa International Animation Festival, DOK Leipzig, Montreal International Festival of New Cinema, Vienna Shorts, Fantoche, Odense, Uppsala, and many others.

En 2024, he was laureat of the Pepinières Emergences Videos prize during the International Video Competition at the 2024 Videoformes festival for his work “CYCLEPATHS,” created in 2023.

CYCLEPATHS, Anton Cla, 2023, Be

This 3D animation boldly plays with the aesthetics of video games, breaking their rules, capturing the ambivalence and fragility of notions of comfort, speed, and human safety in the new techno universe of artificial civilization.

An elderly woman carries her grocery bags.
A child with a rifle on his back rides a scooter.
Birds fly.
A city collapses.
A group ignites.


Trend Observatory, laboratory, producer, and disseminator of emerging art forms in which digital technologies and poetry shape possible worlds, VIDEOFORMES organizes an annual international festival of hybrid and digital arts in Clermont-Ferrand and reports on the effervescence of multifaceted creations: installations, videos, performances, virtual realities...

Within the event, dynamic encounters with various professionals are open as part of the Digital Acts and address artistic, cultural, and societal themes.

Since 1986, the year of the first festival, VIDEOFORMES has attracted the greatest names in video art and digital arts: Nam June Paik, Steina and Woody Vasulka, Ed Emschwiller, Robert Cahen, Bill Viola, Gary Hill, John Sanborn, Jacques-Louis and Danielle Nyst, Michel Jaffrenou, Klaus vom Bruch, Bruce Nauman, Thierry Kuntzel, Studio Azzurro, Juan Downey, Ko Nakajima, Gianni Toti, Reynold Reynolds, Catherine Ikam, Alain Fleischer, Tania Mouraud, Grégory Chatonsky, Miguel Chevalier...

In the same spirit of disseminating innovative art, VIDEOFORMES welcomes many young artists and has presented the first works of artists such as Pierrick Sorin, Rosangela Renno, Lucas Bambozzi, Golnaz Behrouznia, Mihai Grecu, Hee Won Lee, Momoko Seto, Benjamin Nuel, Philipp Artus, Gabriel Mascaro, Fanny Bauguil, Samuel Rousseau, Boris Labbé...

VIDEOFORMES hosts artists in residence every year, participates in national and international cultural events, offers a program of multidisciplinary experimental performances (VIDEOBARS), a digital magazine (Turbulences Vidéo | Digital and Hybrid Arts), digital archives, and a program of actions in Artistic and Cultural Education.