Successful 'FRAMEWORKS' Short Film Teams Announced

| July 28, 2009

Bord Scannan na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, the Arts Council and RTÉ have announced the successful new FRAMEWORKS projects. FRAMEWORKS is aimed exclusively at the production of animated short films up to six minutes in duration. It is currently in its 14th year, having been established in 1995 with the intention of developing new talent and skills in the area of animation. It has been very successful to date in supporting the production of exciting and creative work.

Recent achievements include A Film From My Parish, directed by Tony Donoghue, which was selected for the Sundance Festival; and Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty, produced by Brown Bag Films, which has received a number of international awards and screened at many festivals worldwide. Previous FRAMEWORKS shorts include Give Up Your Aul Sins, which was nominated for an Oscar® in the Best Short Film Category in 2001.

This year’s selected projects are:

23 Degrees 5 Minutes, to be written and directed by Darragh O’Connell and produced by Colm Tyrell of Brown Bag Films.

The Meaning of Eggsistence, to be written and directed by Bruce Ryder and produced by Stephen Rennicks and Lenny Abrahamson of Element Films.

The Boy Who Lived in a Bubble, to be written and directed by Kealan O’Rourke and produced by Brian Willis of Igloo Productions.

Red Lead, to be written and directed by Tony O’Donoghue and produced by Cathal Black of Mayfly Films Ltd.

Paperman, to be written by Richard Kelly and Sean Ryan, directed by Richard Kelly and produced by Jessica Kelly of Prickly Pear Productions.

For more information, please visit www.irishfilmboard.ie

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