Thursday, March 05, 2009

Yet Another Film and Animation Fest

This was in sun-kissed Fargo, North Dakota. Somewhat different than Tehran. (a whole lots fewer burkas.)

For the first time since they started giving the award, an animated flick took best picture at the Fargo Film Festival.

Along with that distinction, Don Hertzfeld’s 22-minute animated film, “I Am So Proud of You,” snatched up best screenplay honors as well.

It’s a tribute to the strength of the animation category at this year’s festival. In fact, Executive Director Margie Bailly believes it’s the strongest field of animation in the festival’s nine-year history.

It's always good to see animation taking top prizes. The form might not get a lot of love from the Motion Picture Academy, but others appreciate it.

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