The 28th Galway Film Fleadh will play host to the world premiere of three animated shorts, Second to None, The Bird and the Whale, and The Lost Letter, produced under the Irish Film Board’s Frameworks scheme. The three will screen in the Town Hall Theatre on Sunday July 10th.

Co-funded by the IFB, RTÉ and the Arts Council, Frameworks is a short film scheme dedicated to the production of animated films. It has been successful year after year in stimulating ground-breaking and innovative work from Irish animators.

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Second to None is a black comedy in stop motion about the world’s second oldest man who learns that ambition can be a killer. Written and directed by Vincent Gallagher, it is produced by Damian Farrell.

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The Bird and The Whale follows a baby whale who, separated from his family, encounters a caged bird, the sole survivor of a shipwreck. The short is the debut of director Carol Freeman, and is produced by Jonathan Clarke (Somewhere Down the Line).

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The Lost Letter is the much anticipated follow-up to The Boy in the Bubble from Kealan O’Rourke. Featuring the voice of Kate Winslet, it tells the tale of a young boy whose love for Christmas is not dampened by his mean spirited neighbour, who doesn’t want the holiday to come at all.

The three play as part of a dedicated Animation strand at the festival, that also includes:

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CONN tells the story of a high king’s turbulent reign in ancient Ireland. Directed by Fionn Boland and produced by Fionn Boland.

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Bán follows a naïve white wolf on a quest to find food in prehistoric Ireland. Directed by Catherine O’Brien and produced by IADT.

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N*gg**s follows Officers Mc’Kluck and Mc’Lovinit, who are at war against the chicken nugget drug trade. Directed by Kishan Nayar and produced by BCFE.

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Being Coo follows an insecure grey pigeon as he attempts to join the cool dove gang. Directed by Kimi Kurbanova and produced by IADT.

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All New Twitter sees twitter re-imagined for the typical American audience of the 1950s. Directed by Hannah Cleary and produced by BCFE.

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Drought is the story of a young woman who is in need of a drink on a hot summer’s day. Directed by Elle Power and Ruth Redmond, and produced by Gary Blatchford.

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Joining Dots sees Luna trace constellations which come alive in the night sky. She tries to show her dad, who struggles to understand her imaginary world. Directed by Fiona Ryan and produced by IADT.

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The Last Leaf is the story of a little leaf who dreams BIG! Directed by Olya Golubeva and produced by IADT.

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Are We Them Yet sees birth, brotherhood, heart break and bumpin’ uglies in the backseat. Directed by Keith Kavanagh and produced by Steve Woods.

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Define Intervention is the story of a man who comes face to face with God. Directed by Sean Cunningham and produced by BCFE.

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Greyhound is an animated short film about a young racing dog lost in the city. Directed by Kayleigh Scullion and produced by Fionn Boland.

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Proceeds of Crime is a dark alphabetical journey through Ireland’s 2016 gangland. Directed by David Quin and produced by Jennie Kelly.

Tickets to the Animation strand on July 10th at 12pm are available now.

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