The deadline for the Irish Film Board short animation scheme Frameworks has been announced. Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 20th.

Frameworks is an established scheme for the making of animated short films which has been incredibly successful in stimulating ground-breaking new work from Irish animators. Projects selected for funding will combine creative exploration with an ability to appeal to a broad audience.

Irish animation has been drawing much international acclaim in recent years with Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty being nominated for a Best Short Animation Academy Award, The Rooster, The Crocodile and The Night Sky being nominated for a prestigious ASIFA Hollywood Annie Award and Old Fangs receiving critical acclaim at the renowned Sundance, Annecy and the London film festivals.

The Frameworks scheme is co-funded by BSÉ/IFB, the Arts Council, BAI and RTÉ.

Films may be made in Irish or English with Irish applications being actively encouraged.

For more information on making an application and to download an application form visit the Funding Programmes section of the IFB website

Chris Arrant

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