Irish animation Somewhere Down The Line won the the prize for Best Animated Short at the 37th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival this weekend.
Julian Regnard ‘s film, produced by Jonathan Clarke, examines a man’s life, loves and losses through the exchanges he has with the passengers in his car. It was produced by the Oscar nominated Cartoon Saloon’s Kilkenny studio using a combination of 3D and 2D animation techniques.
The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival is the world’s leading film festival dedicated to short films. It is held annually in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and is the second largest film festival in France, after Cannes, in terms of audience and professional attendance, boasting over 100,000 attendees annually, since 1995.
The Irish short Somewhere Down the Line is screening at this year’s Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival.
Produced by Academy Award®-nominated studio Cartoon Saloon, Somewhere Down the Line was directed by Julien Regnard and examines a man’s life, loves and losses which are shown through the exchanges he has with the passengers in his car. The film will be screening under the International Competition section of the festival.
The film was produced under the Frameworks short-film scheme, which is co-financed by the IFB, RTÉ and the Arts Council. At the 2014 Galway Film Fleadh the film received a special mention in the Best Animation Sequence in a Short Film category. It also screened at the Cork Film Festival in November.
Screening times for Somewhere Down the Line at the Clermont Ferrand festival are as follows:
The festival, which takes place in the city of Clermont-Ferrand, France, is regarded as the world’s leading film festival dedicated to short films. It is France’s second-largest film festival in terms of attendance, coming only after Cannes.
Find out more about the Clermont-Ferrand festival on their website.