Underground Film Journal

Don Hertzfeldt

Don Hertzfeldt is an American animator who specializes in making emotionally complex short films using just stick figures and basic line drawings that are sometimes mixed with more experimental film techniques. They're also frequently absolutely hilarious. He was nominated for a 2001 "Best Short Film, Animated" Academy Award for Rejected and many of his other films have won awards at film festivals all over the world.

You can find out more about Don Hertzfeldt and buy DVDs of his films at his official site, Bitter Films.

Watch Streaming Films By Don Hertzfeldt:


It’s Such a Beautiful Day (2011)
Wisdom Teeth (2010)
I Am So Proud of You (2008)
Everything Will Be Ok (2006)
The Meaning of Life (2005)
Welcome to the Show/Intermission in the Third Dimension/The End of the Show (2003)
Rejected (2000)
Billy’s Balloon (1998)
Lily and Jim (1997)
Genre (1996)
Ah, L’Amour (1995)