New Irish Shorts 8 Animation / IFB Framework Premieres

Sun 10 July / Town Hall Theatre / 12.00
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Programme 8 celebrates the vibrant animation industry in Ireland today, and includes the world premiere screenings of short animations produced under Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board’s Frameworks scheme. This scheme is co-funded by BSÉ/IFB, RTÉ and The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

Second To None

A black comedy about the world’s second oldest man.
Director Vincent Gallagher
Producer Damian Farrell

The Bird & The Whale

A baby whale, separated from his family encounters a caged bird.
Director Carol Freeman
Producer Jonathan Clarke

The Lost Letter

The tale of a young boy as he prepares his neighbourhood for Christmas.
Director Kealan O’Rourke
Producer Brian Willis


CONN tells the story of a high king’s turbulent reign in ancient Ireland.
Director Fionn Boland
Producer Fionn Boland


A naïve white wolf goes on a quest to find food in prehistoric Ireland.
Director Catherine O’Brien
Producer IADT


Officers Mc’Kluck and Mc’Lovinit, are at war against the chicken nugget drug trade.
Director Kishan Nayar
Producer BCFE

Being Coo

An insecure grey pigeon attempts to join the cool dove gang.
Director Kimi Kurbanova
Producer IADT

All New Twitter

Twitter re-imagined for the typical American audience of the 1950s.
Director Hannah Cleary
Producer BCFE


A young woman is in need of a drink on a hot summer’s day.
Directors Elle Power, Ruth Redmond
Producer Gary Blatchford

Joining Dots

Luna traces constellations which come alive in the night sky. She tries to show her dad, who struggles to understand her imaginary world.
Director Fiona Ryan
Producer IADT

The Last Leaf

The story of a little leaf who dreams BIG!
Director Olya Golubeva
Producer IADT

Are We Them Yet

Birth, brotherhood, heart break and bumpin’ uglies in the backseat.
Director Keith Kavanagh
Producer Steve Woods

Define Intervention

The story of a man who comes face to face with God.
Director Sean Cunningham
Producer BCFE


Greyhound is an animated short film about a young racing dog lost in the city.
Director Kayleigh Scullion
Producer Fionn Boland

Proceeds of Crime

A dark alphabetical journey through Ireland’s 2016 gangland.
Director David Quin
Producer Jennie Kelly