Awards & Winners

Don Hertzfeldt

Date of Birth 01-August-1976
Place of Birth Fremont
(Alameda County, California, San Francisco Bay Area, United States of America, Silicon Valley, Area code 510)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Donald Charles Hertzfeldt, 돈 허츠펠트
Profession Animator, Cinematographer, Film director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Score Composer, Film Editor
Don Hertzfeldt an American animator and filmmaker. He is the creator of many animated films, including Everything Will Be OK and the Academy-Award nominated Rejected. His films have received over 200 awards and have been presented around the world. The popularity of Hertzfeldt's work is unprecedented in independent animation. In 2009, the Sundance Film Festival wrote, "If cinephiles think shorts don't generate the same sort of hype and fanbase as feature films, they obviously haven't heard of Don Hertzfeldt." In his book "The World History of Animation", author Stephen Cavalier writes, "Hertzfeldt is either a unique phenomenon or perhaps an example of a new way forward for individual animators surviving independently on their own terms… he attracts the kind of fanatical support from the student and alternative crowds usually associated with indie rock bands." In 2012, Hertzfeldt combined all three chapters of his short film trilogy about a man named Bill, to create a seamless new feature film out of the story. His first feature film, It's Such a Beautiful Day had a limited release in movie theaters in autumn 2012. The L.A. Film Critics Association named it runner-up for Best Animated Feature Film of 2012 and the annual Indiewire critics poll ranked Hertzfeldt the 9th Best Film Director of 2012. The AV Club film critics ranked It's Such a Beautiful Day #8 on their list of the Best Films of 2012. The following year, after a limited U.K. release, Time Out London ranked the film #3 on its list of the Best Films of 2013.

Awards by Don Hertzfeldt

Check all the awards nominated and won by Don Hertzfeldt.



Nominations 2000 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated) Rejected


Slamdance Grand Jury Prize for Best Dramatic Short
Honored for : Billy's Balloon

Nominations 1999 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Short Film Palme d'Or Billy's Balloon