shortfilm_animationFor 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!

25 March, Sat 13:30
25 March, Sat 16:30
25 March, Sat 19:30
26 March, Sun 13:30
26 March, Sun 16:30
26 March, Sun 19:30


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. 

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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.

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.