Bord Scannán na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board have announced that the latest round of successful Frameworks teams have been selected.
This is the 18th year of the Frameworks short film scheme, which is dedicated exclusively to the production of animated films. The scheme was established to develop new talent and skills in the field of animation and has been extremely successful in encouraging innovative and novel work from Irish animators.
Previous Frameworks success stories include Brown Bag Films’ Give Up Your Aul Sins and Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty which were both nominated for Oscars in the Best Animated Short Film category and Cartoon Saloon’s Old Fangs which was officially selected for the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. Kealan O’Rourke’s The Boy in the Bubble picked up the Audience Award for Favourite Animation Short at the Palm Springs Shortfest in 2012. Tony O’Donoghue’s Irish Folk Furniture has enjoyed enormous success on the international festival circuit having won the Best Animation Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
The successful projects selected for funding this year combine creative exploration with an ability to appeal to a broad audience. This year’s successful projects are:
- The Worry Word written and to be directed by Jack O’Shea and produced by Damien Byrne.
- Somewhere Down the Line written and to be directed by Julien Regnard and produced by Jonathan Clarke for Cartoon Saloon.
- Deadly written and to be directed by Aidan McAteer and produced by Shannon George for Kavaleer Productions.
- Where is Eva Hipsey written by Justin Spooner, to be directed by Orla McHardy and produced by Nicky Gogan for Still Films.
Frameworks is co-financed by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board, RTÉ and the Arts Council. The projects will premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh 2014.