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Two Irish Animation Films Selected for Annecy Film Festival in France
The Irish short animation films Old Fangs and Miss Remarkable & Her Career have been officially selected for the 50th Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France which takes place from 7th-12th June.
The two shorts are among the 39 shorts selected for competition from nearly 2,000 submissions received by the festival.
Old Fangs, written and directed by Adrien Mergeau, tells the story of a young wolf who decides to confront his father who he had not seen since he was a child. The film was produced by Ross Murray for Cartoon Saloon, the Irish production company behind the Oscar animated feature The Secret of Kells.
Old Fangs is continuing in its growing success, having previously screened at the renowned Sundance Film Festival in January as well as receiving an Honourable Mention for Best Animation at last year's Galway Film Fleadh. The film was produced under the Frameworks short animation scheme funded by the IFB, the Arts Council and RTÉ.
Meanwhile Miss Remarkable & Her Career (Fröken Märkvärdig & Karriären), written and directed by Joanna Rubin Dranger and produced by Jeremy Purcell, is a darkly comedic animated story which depicts Miss Remarkable as she struggles with her own demons, crushing parental expectations and rising above a career meltdown.
The film was the first co-production project for Galway-based company A Man & Ink, who co-produced with partners Lisbett Gabreilsson Film AB (Sweden) and Bullitt Film (Denmark). It received finance from the IFB, Swedish Film Institute, Danish Film Institute and Nordisk Film & TV Fund.
The Annecy Film Festival which was founded in 1960 is the world's largest event entirely focused on animation. It will take place June 7th - 12th.