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2016 Academy Award nominee: Best animated short film


Winner of 44 awards, including:

Grand Prize, Sundance Film Festival / Best Animated Short, SXSW / Annie Award, Best Animated Short / Golden Zagreb, Animafest Zagreb / Grand Jury Animated Short Award, AFI Fest / Best Film, Fantoche / Audience Award & Special Jury Distinction, Annecy Animation Festival / Grand Prix, Anima / Grand Prix, Anifilm Trebon / Best Script & Audience Award, Ottawa Animation Festival / Grand Prix for Short Film, Utopiales Festival of Science Fiction / Visionary Award, Nashville Film Festival / Scientific Merit Award, Imagine Science Film Festival / Best Short Film, BAFICI / Best Animation, Milano Film Festival / Best Short Film, Philadelphia Film Festival / Best Animated Short, Dallas Film Festival


About the author


Don Hertzfeldt is a two-time Oscar nominee whose animated films include "It's Such a Beautiful Day," "The Meaning of Life," "Billy's Balloon," and "Rejected." His work has played around the world, receiving over 250 awards, and recently made a special guest appearance on "The Simpsons." Seven of his films have screened in competition at the Sundance Film Festival, where he is the only filmmaker to have won the overall Grand Jury Prize for Short Film twice.


His first feature film, "It's Such a Beautiful Day," was named by several critics as one of the Top Ten Films of 2012. In 2014, Time Out New York named it #16 on their list of the "100 Best Animated Movies Ever Made."

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