Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board has announced that it will participate in Culture Night 2015, presenting an outdoor screening of 8 short animated films that will take place in Dublin at Barnardo Square, Dame Street (next to City Hall) on Friday September 18th from 9pm-10pm.

The public are invited to come and enjoy a selection of short animations from the IFB Frameworks initiative. This is an opportunity to experience some of the best in contemporary Irish animation in a very special setting. The programme will include award winning and critically acclaimed short Irish animations from recent years.

Culture Night is a designated annual night which sees special arts and cultural events programmed across the country at participating locations, with everything available free of charge. Culture Night has grown from a relatively small scale cultural event staged only in Dublin in 2006 to the significant national cultural event it now is, with some 350,000 people visiting museums, galleries, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres across the country.

Frameworks is a short animation scheme that looks for filmmakers with imagination, visual flair, and commitment to innovation. It is also open to established animators who wish to realise more personal and creative projects.

The following programme of short animations will be screened on Culture Night:

Fear of Flying – A small bird with a fear of flying tries to avoid heading south for the winter. Winner of the James Horgan Award for Best Animation at the Galway Film Fleadh 2012. Winner of Best Animation at LA Shorts Festival 2012.

Somewhere Down the Line – A man’s life, loves and losses are shown through the exchanges he has with the passengers in his car. Winner of the Best Animation award in the International Competition at Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival 2015.

After You – Eli O’Dowd has been a doorman at Dublin’s grandest hotel since 1920. One day, much to his horror, Eli sees the city’s latest arrival… The revolving door! Winner of Best Short at Kerry Film Festival 2012.

Deadly – Deadly tells the story of Boney, a working stiff who doesn’t care about his dead-end job. That is, until he has a run-in with a spirited old lady named Bridie… Winner of the Don Quiote Award for Animation in a Short Film at the Galway Film Fleadh 2014.

Bird Food – A man plans to eat this lunch in the park, but the local pigeons have other ideas. Official Selection for Cockatoo Island Film Festival 2012.

The Missing Scarf – A black comedy exploring some of life’s common fears: the fear of the unknown, of failure, of rejection and of death. Winner of Best Animation at LA International Short Film Festival 2013, Galway Film Fleadh 2013 and New Hampshire Film Festival 2013.

Coda – A lost soul stumbles drunkenly through the city. In a park, death finds him and shows him many things. Winner of the Don Quijote Prize for Best Animation at Galway Film Fleadh 2013. Winner of Best Animated Short Film award at South by Southwest Festival 2014, Most Creative Short at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2014. Shortlisted for an Academy Award nomination in 2015.

The Ledge End of Phil – Stuck outside, looking in, Phil is forced to face the  world he’s been ignoring. Now he must take a leap of faith or be trapped forever. Winner of the Best Animated Short at the Irish Film Festa in Rome

The full Culture Night 2015 programme can be viewed here.

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