Movie-Still Monday Oscar Edition: World of Tomorrow

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2016 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE: BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

World of Tomorrow is a 2015 American animated science fiction short film written, directed, produced, animated, and edited by Don Hertzfeldt. It features the voice of Julia Pott, opposite Hertzfeldt’s then-four-year-old niece Winona Mae, who was recorded while drawing and playing. Her spontaneous, natural vocal reactions and questions were then edited into the story to create her character. Hertzfeldt is also credited as cinematographer, production designer, sound editor, sound mixer, and digital effects supervisor.

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.

Winner of 40 awards, including: Grand Prize, Sundance Film Festival
Best Animated Short, SXSW / Grand Jury Animated Short Award, AFI Fest / Golden Zagreb, Animafest Zagreb / Best Film, Fantoche / Grand Prix, Anifilm Trebon / Audience Award & Special Jury Distinction, Annecy Animation Festival / 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, Philadelphia Film Festival / Best Short Film, BAFICI / Audience Award, VIS Festival / Best Animation, Milano Film Festival / Best Animated Short, Dallas Film Festival / Best Animated Short, Omaha Film Festival

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