Tom Schroeder has been making hand-drawn animated films since 1990.
Schroeder's films have been broadcast on Independent Lens, the Sundance Channel, Canal+ in France and Spain, SBS in Australia, and CBC in Canada. They have screened at the American Cinematique in Los Angeles and Anthology Film Archives in New York, and they have also been played widely on the international festival circuit, including at Annecy, Rotterdam, Sundance, Ottawa, South by Southwest, and Edinburgh. His films have won over thirty festival awards.
Schroeder received Minnesota State Arts Board Grants in 1991, 1999, and 2006; Jerome Film and Video Grants in 2000 and 2004; McKnight Fellowships in 2006, 2011, and 2015; Bush Fellowships in 1997 and 2008; and a Rooftop Filmmakers Grant in 2013. He has directed commercials for Kashi, Samsung, and Hertz Car Rental and is currently represented as a director by Global Mechanic, Vancouver, Canada.