Irish Folk Furniture, directed by Tony Donoghue, has won the prize for Best Animation at the Sundance Film Festival.
Irish Folk Furniture uses stop-motion animation to breathe life into the disregarded pieces of furniture that frequently lie rotting in Irish barns and sheds, showing the process of renovating them and returning them to the homes they once inhabited. The short is directed by Tony Donoghue and produced by Cathal Black under the IFB ‘Frameworks’ animated short film scheme.
Commenting on the win James Hickey, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board Chief Executive said, ‘Sundance is one of the most prestigious and competitive film festivals in North America. Tony is a very talented filmmaker and we are delighted to see him receive the international recognition he deserves for his short film. We look forward to working with him in the future as he develops his career further.’
Read an exclusive interview with Tony Donoghue here plus the short in full is available here during Sundance