:: Three nights in Vienna: Don was on hand last month to present a sold-out retrospective of his work at the Vienna Film Museum. Night one covered the years 1995-2005, night two 2006-2011, and night three all the current work.
::: In January, WORLD OF TOMORROW won the Grand Jury Prize for Short Film at the Sundance Film Festival. Don previously won the Sundance Grand Prize in 2007 with EVERYTHING WILL BE OK and is now the only filmmaker to have won it twice.
WORLD OF TOMORROW has also won 19 other awards, including:
Best Animated Short, SXSW
Steven Goldmann Visionary Award, Nashville Film Festival
Grand Prix, Anifilm Trebon
Golden Zagreb for Creativity and Artistic Achievement, Animafest Zagreb
Audience Award, Annecy Animation Festival
Special Jury Distinction, Annecy Animation Festival
Best Short Film, BAFICI
Best Animated Short, Dallas Film Festival
Best Animated Short, Omaha Film Festival
Best Animated Short, Sarasota Film Festival
Audience Award, Vienna Independent Shorts Festival
Audience Award, Glasgow Short Film Festival
Audience Award, Independent Film Festival of Boston
Audience Award, Flatpack Film Festival
Audience Award, Montreal Animation Festival
Special Jury Mention, Regard Film Festival
Special Jury Mention, Fest Anca
Best Animated Film, Alhambra Theater Film Festival
Honorary Mention, Prix Ars Electronica
::: Don was a special guest on the 2014 season premiere of The Simpsons -- writing, animating, and directing the opening two minutes:
::: 2005 film THE MEANING OF LIFE is now playing in HD online, via the Sundance Screening Room:
::: IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY ON DVD :
DON HERTZFELDT VOLUME TWO: 2006 - 2011 DVD
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Featuring EVERYTHING WILL BE OK, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU, and IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY : with the option to play all three chapters of the story edited seamlessly together, as a feature film.
All of the titles have been given a fresh 2012 remastering and cleaning, personally performed by Don for a very long time against his will.
The DVD's special features include:
Over 40 minutes of interviews from the EVENING WITH DON HERTZFELDT TOUR
2010 cartoon WISDOM TEETH, newly remastered
A little deleted scene from IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY
A 24 page booklet with new liner notes
The originally-released versions of the animated trilogy, as individual short films
Close-captions for the hearing impaired
:::: NOTE: Do not hurl your old DVD singles of EVERYTHING WILL BE OK and I AM SO PROUD OF YOU into the sea just yet. Now years out of print, those discs will remain the only ones to feature the over-250 pages of unique notes and making-of materials from those films.
:::: This version of REJECTED with director text commentary is one of many strange special features from the DON HERTZFELDT VOLUME 1 DVD collection. Please do not point at eyes or face::
::::Watching Grass Grow is another exclusive feature from the VOLUME 1 DVD, following Don in timelapse as he animates The Meaning of Life over the course of a few years. Also included here are original video pencil tests from the short: