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Runway Studios empowers filmmakers everywhere to achieve their creative vision with AI.

About us

Runway was founded in 2018 to invent the next generation of storytelling tools with AI. Our mission is to make content creation accessible through innovative technology and unleash a new wave of creativity.

Runway Studios is the entertainment and production division of Runway and serves as a production partner and platform for the next generation of storytellers.

Highlights and news
Sònar +D
Sónar+D is an international congress that explores how creativity is changing our present and imagining new futures, in collaboration with researchers, innovators and business leaders.
Rain Film Festival x Runway Studios
International research conference on the future of AI in the creation of digital content and its impact on the media sector. It deals with aspects such as the narrative capacity of AI tools, the ethical use of AI, creativity, copyright, and the redefinition of the actual concept of author.
Berlinale Industry Events
Discussing the future of AI-enabled or generated content in the film and the entertainment industry at large at the Berlinale's European Film Market Session.
AI Film Festival
A celebration of the art and artists making the impossible at the forefront of AI filmmaking.
Our projects
Films
Storytelling is once more at an inflection point. One where new technologies and techniques are making it so that anyone, anywhere, with anything to say, can finally say it.
Runway Studios is proud to partner with filmmakers from all over the world to help them tell their stories.
Creative Dialogues
Director
SixtyForty
Run-time
06:13
Year
2023
A series of conversations about human creativity and AI. In episode one, writer and Grammy nominated musician, Claire Evans sits down to talk with celebrated novelist, Stephen Marche. The two discuss everything from the advent of film to the indestructible nature of human creativity.
After Light
Director
Vallée Duhamel
Run-time
01:28
Year
2023
After Light steers viewers into a distorted dreamscape of towering giants and strange characters, where the line between reality and artifice blurs. In an unexpected playful twist on dystopia, After Light suggests that even though we may be losing parts of our intrinsic nature to artificial influences, we are also on the brink of a new kind of existence — one that we are just beginning to grasp.

More from Vallée Duhamel
Do The Evolution
Director
Ricardo Villavicencio
Run-time
05:41
Year
2023
"Do The Evolution" is the second part of an animated trilogy that explores the concept of Posthumanism. Through a nonlinear narrative style, the artist represents the intriguing relationship between humans and technology, set at a time when technological advances had seamlessly blended with nature, giving rise to a new species.

The film presents a surreal vision of the possibilities that arise from such an evolution. Despite the many changes throughout history, technology and creativity remain at the heart of everything.
Our projects
Documentaries
Part of Runway Studios’ mission is to explore and interrogate the ever-evolving nature of human creativity and its relationship with technology.
These short interviews and documentaries set out to shine a light on the views of the filmmakers who are experimenting at the forefront of AI and filmmaking.
OpenDocs
An open call providing production support for documentarians who are leveraging AI to share stories from diverse communities and regions.
Behind The Scenes of SMILE
Director
Ta-ku
Run-time
02:43
Year
2023
An exclusive peek behind the scenes of the music video for SMILE by Australian recording artist Ta-ku, alongside insightful commentary on how AI is supporting his creative process.
A Visit with Ricardo Villavicencio
Director
Greg Navarro
Run-time
02:52
Year
2023
A studio visit with animator, director and artist Ricardo Villavicencio discussing how he’s began to integrate AI into his creative process. Both as a source of inspiration as well as collaboration.
Our projects
Music Videos
Long seen as both an entry point for new directors and as a playground for the industry’s most avant-garde voices, the music video has always been one of the purest creative opportunities for filmmakers.
Runway Studios actively cultivates these opportunities to help bring the creative potential of AI to music videos.
Ta-ku - SMILE
Director
Ta-ku
Run-time
03:01
Year
2023
The first single from his upcoming album Songs To Come Home To, SMILE is a commentary on Ta-ku’s heritage and upbringing told through the lens of raw cinematography and future-forward storytelling technology. SMILE tells the story of discovering creativity as a coping mechanism during youth.

The music video was produced with support from the Runway Studios Creative Grants program.
Our projects
Programs
Beyond production, Runway Studios actively runs various programs designed to elevate and empower filmmakers from all over the world.
Learn more about each of these initiatives below.
AI Film Festival 2023
A celebration of the art and artists making the impossible at the forefront of AI filmmaking. In 2023, AIFF saw hundreds of submissions and held screenings in NYC & SF recognizing ten finalists.
Visit the AIFF Site
Creative Grants
Runway Studios is always accepting applications from aspiring filmmakers from various backgrounds who are in need of production support. These grants take various shapes, including advanced access to the latest AI Magic Tools, funding allocations, as well as educational resources.
Apply for a Grant
Make the Impossible
Runway was founded by artists on a mission to bring the unprecedented creative potential of AI to creatives everywhere. Regardless of their background. Or expertise.