For the first time at the Irish Film Festival – a special programme for children! Ireland is a home of Cartoon Saloon – a legendary studio which made Oscar winning Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea. This year we are screening this studio’s PUFFIN ROCK tv series, FISHWITCH – a prestigious Annie’s award winner, A BOY IN THE BUBBLE narrated by Alan Rickman and a few other animation shorts – you will like them as much as your kids!
7 min each episode, 2015
Narrated by: Chris O’Dowd
Program creators: Tomm Moore, Paul Young, Lily Bernard
A young puffin and her ever-curious little brother explore an island of the coast of Ireland.
10 min, 2016
Director: Adrienne Dowling
Writers: Jenna Jovi, Jenna Jovi
Stars: Sam Apley, Natalia Tena
A stop motion fairy tale in which an aquatic creature tries to win the heart of a sea-witch.
6 min, 2015
Writer: Richard Morss
Narrated by John Kavanagh
Director: Trevor Courtney
Jewels tells the tale of one greedy Umban’s (Clump) struggle to get jewels from a mountain that he believes is hiding from him.
3 min, 2016
Director: Fiona Ryan
The constellations come alive when an imaginative little girl named Luna joins the dots in the night sky.
3 min, 2016
Director: Brigette Heffernan
A small but determined flower puts its petals to the metal while trying to achieve its dreams of flight.
5 min, 2014
Director: Damien O’Connor
Producer: Edel Byrne
ANYA is a five minute animated film, 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.
A BOY IN THE BUBBLE
8 min, 2011
Director: Kealan O’Rourke
Writers: Kealan O’Rourke, Niall Murphy
Star: Alan Rickman
Rupert, a ten year old boy, falls hopelessly in love for the first time. When it all goes terribly wrong, he wishes never to experience heartache again. Turning to a book of magic, he invokes a spell to shield him from emotion forever.