Bord Scannán na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board (IFB) has announced the selection for the latest round of successful teams to be given funding under its Frameworks scheme.
This year’s successful projects are:
- An Island to be written and directed by Rory Byrne and produced by Ciaran Deeney for And Maps and Plans.
- Bird and Whale to be written and directed by Carol Freeman and produced by Jonathan Clarke for Paper Panther Productions.
- Second to None to be written and directed by Vincent Gallagher and produced by Damien Farrell for Caboom.
Currently celebrating its 20th year this scheme is dedicated to the production of animated films. The scheme was primarily established to develop new talent and skills in the field of animation and its continued success in encouraging original and new work from Irish animators can be seen in the awards which the successful projects continuously garner on an international stage.
Recent awards bestowed on Frameworks projects includes Somewhere Down the Line which won the Best Animation award in the International Competition at the prestigious Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival, Coda which received the Best Animated Short Film award at SXSW and Deadly, which was the winner of the Best Animated Short Film award at the Irish Animation Awards.
The Frameworks scheme is funded by the Irish Film Board and RTÉ.