30 July 2009: Successful 'FRAMEWORKS' short films announced

The Arts Council, the Irish Film Board, and RTÉ are delighted to announce the successful new FRAMEWORKS projects.  A record number of applications were received this year and the standard was very high.

This year’s selected projects are:

  • 23 Degrees 5 Minutes to be written and directed by Darragh O’Connell and produced by Colm Tyrell of Brown Bag Films. 
  • The Meaning of Eggsistence to be written and directed by Bruce Ryder and produced by Stephen Rennicks and Lenny Abrahamson of Element Films.
  • The Boy Who Lived in a Bubble to be written and directed by Kealan O’Rourke and produced by Brian Willis of Igloo Productions. 
  • Red Lead to be written and directed by Tony O’Donoghue and produced by Cathal Black of Mayfly Films Ltd.
  • Paperman to be written by Richard Kelly and Sean Ryan, directed by Richard Kelly and produced by Jessica Kelly of Prickly Pear Productions.

The successful applicants were chosen by a panel comprising representatives of the funders: the Irish Film Board, RTE and the Arts Council and an international external panellist.  This year’s extern was Eric Riewer from the French animation college Gobelins l’ecole de l’image in Paris.

FRAMEWORKS is aimed exclusively at the production of animated short films up to six minutes in duration.  It is currently in its 14th year having been established in 1995 with the intention of developing new talent and skills in the area of animation. It has been very successful to date in supporting the production of exciting and creative work. 

Recent achievements include A Film From My Parish, directed by Tony Donoghue, which was selected for the Sundance Festival; and Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty, produced by Brown Bag Films, which has received a number of international awards and screened at many festivals worldwide including the Palms Springs Festival and the Omaha Film Festival in the USA and the Heart of Gold Festival in Australia.  Previous FRAMEWORKS shorts include Give Up Your Aul Sins which was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Short Film Category in 2001.

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