Eat the Danger, an 8 minute animated film produced in 2012 at the National Film School at IADT, by Paul Ruttledge and Jack O’Shea, as their graduation project, has been selected for screening this week at the prestigious Annecy International Animated Film Festival in the Graduate Films Competition. It will receive three showings.
Annecy, the most important animated film festival in Europe, and probably the world, was founded in 1960 and takes place annually every June. It is the highlight of the international animation festival circuit and is one of only four festivals sponsored by the Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (ASIFA). The town of Annecy is situated on the northern shore of Lake Annecy, 22 miles from Geneva in south-eastern France
Eat the Danger is the only Irish Film to be selected this year in competition at Annecy and, according to Donald Taylor Black, Creative Director of the NFS it is a reflection of the continuing success of the BA (Hons) in Animation at IADT: “We’re absolutely delighted for Jack and Paul, it’s richly deserved.” Ruttledge and O’Shea won the NFS / Windmill Lane Award for Animation at the IADT Graduate Conferring in November 2012.