Irish Film Board Announces Latest Frameworks Awards For Animated Short Films


Bord Scannán na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board is pleased to announce that the latest round of successful Frameworks teams have been selected.

This is the 17th 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 earlier this year.

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:

  • Ledge End of Phil to be written and directed by Paul Morris and produced by Paul Young for Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells)
  • Geist to be written and directed by Alex Sherwood and Sean Mullen and produced by Daniel Spencer for Giant Creative. Giant Creative’s The Last Train was officially selected for the Annecy Film Festival last month.
  • No Postage Required to be written by William Collins, directed by Kealan O’Rourke with Brian Willis producing for Igloo Productions. Kealan and Brian previously worked together on The Boy in the Bubble.
  • The Missing Scarf to be written and directed by Eoin Duffy and produced by Jamie Hogan for Jad Agencies.
  • Un Hinged to be written and directed by Tom Caulfield and produced by Barry O’Donoghue for Studio Okinami.

Frameworks is co-financed by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board, RTÉ, the Arts Council and BAI.  The projects will premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh 2013.