TORONTO (February 21, 2012) — The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) today announced an evening with cult animator and Academy Award nominee, Don Hertzfeldt, including a screening of his latest film, It’s Such a Beautiful Day on March 5th at The Royal Cinema.
The popularity of Hertzfeldt’s work is unprecedented in independent animation. This film, the third chapter of his Everything Will Be OK trilogy, was recently featured as one of 32 films (of 4,083 submissions) at the Sundance Short Film Program this past January. Hertzfeldt has had more films play in competition at the Sundance Film Festival than any other filmmaker and is the youngest filmmaker to ever receive the San Francisco International Film Festival’s Persistence of Vision Award.
“We are very honoured to have Hertzfeldt make a stop on his North American tour to support TAAFI and share his new film and vision with us,” says Ben McEvoy, Vice-Chair of TAAFI.