Sunday, January 28, 2007

Congratulations, Don Hertzfeldt!

Don's latest work, Everything Will Be Ok won Jury Prize for U.S. Short Film at the Sundance Festival.
An animated short winning top honors at Sundance is a rare and noteworthy event because at the festival, animated films compete alongside dramatic live-action shorts and documentary short subjects. It's refreshing to see Sundance recognize a piece of animation with a strong point of view, intelligent storytelling and legitimate artistic merit... Amid Amidi, Cartoon Brew
Apparently, this film also came close (made it to the final round) to a second Academy Award nomination for Hertzfeldt according to the animation industry website Cartoon Brew. I haven't seen Everything Will Be Ok yet but am definitely looking forward to the Animation Show's stop in Sacramento in February.

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