The animated short A Coat Made Dark directed and written by Jack O’Shea has been selected for Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in February.

In the film a man follows the orders of a dog to wear a coat with impossible pockets. It was produced by Damien Byrne for STILL Films LTD and features the voices of Hugh O’Connor, Declan Conlon and Antonia Campbell Hughes.

The film which premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh earlier this year was produced under the Frameworks short-film scheme, which is co-financed by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, RTÉ and the Arts Council.

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.

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