Irish animation is set for the spotlight at the upcoming Animaze: Montreal International Animation Film Festival, which takes place in the Canadian city from August 18th to 21st.
The city will host the international film festival and conference exploring the world of animation in all its diversity, which will feature filmmakers from over 65 countries. The four day festival celebrates animation with screenings of over 120 films at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, including the Animaze Industry Conference exhibition hall, panels and speakers and networking opportunities.
The Irish spotlight is curated by Cashell Horgan, and will showcase just a small sample of the finest animated shorts being produced in Ireland over the past two years, reflecting the diverse story telling and styles of current Irish filmmakers in animation. The selection was made possible with the support of The Irish Film Board, Network Ireland, Wildcard Distribution, Ballyfermot Senior College and IADT and Irish filmmakers.
The selected animated films are:
A Coat Made Dark – Still films, Director Jack O’Shea.
A man follows the orders of a dog to wear a mysterious coat with impossible pockets.
City Of Roses – Kavaleer, Director Andrew Kavanagh.
One Halloween night a suitcase was pulled off a bonfire in Dublin a true story of love, loss and hope.
Don’t Forget the Bread – Produced by Wiggleywoo.
Four children find themselves caught up in the 1916 Rising on the streets of Dublin. What to do? Most importantly ‘Don’t Forget The Bread‘!
Violet – Director Maurice Joyce
Violet is the dark cautionary tale of a young girl who despises her reflection. On the night of the school ball, tired of the abuse, Violet’s reflection decides she’s not going to take it anymore.
The Teacup – BFSC, Director Elif Boyacioglu.
Go outside and burst into flames you shall! A grown man content and happy living in his little house until there is a knock on his door and everything changes.
Shoot – BFSC, Director Rory Conway.
An Assassin is about to take down the President, but all his attempts go horribly wrong due to an unexpected visitor.
Anya – Brown Bag Films, Director Damien O Connor.
Charting twenty years in the life of a Russian orphan. It is a unique initiative with ‘To Russia With Love’ to help raise funds for the charity.
Terrain – IADT Director Suzanne Williams.
A young mountain explores nature on a grand scale.
Coda – Director Alan Holly.
A lost soul stumbles drunken through the city. In a park, Death finds him and shows him many things.
The Proceeds of Crime – Director David Quin
An animators dark and comic response to a gangland feud in Ireland 2016 .
Red Herring – Ink and Light, Director Leevi Lemmetty.
One sunny day in the Antarctic, a little fisher-penguin catches fish for his friends. A cautionary tale.
Fresh Cut Grass – Boulder media, Director: Robert Cullen.
A little dog visits the big city in search of his sister.
Somewhere Down the Line: Director Julien Regnard.
A man’s life, loves and losses are shown through the exchanges he has with the passengers in his car.
Geist – Directors Alex Sherwood, Ben Harper, Sean Mullen.
A shipwrecked fisherman is led to a dark secret within this short thriller.