Animation shorts 2019

Year: 2018
Country: Ireland
Genre: animation
Runtime: 68 min.
Age: 6+
Despite the common knowledge that cartoons are for kids, we have selected a few serious short stories about life and our place in this world. Apart from the much-anticipated modern Irish take on the Gogol’s Overcoat, the programme includes short films by Cartoon Saloon studio, which was once again nominated for Oscars this year. This time it was Late Afternoon for Oscars, and you have a chance to see it at the festival. This programme has been selected with love and compassion – it definitely has that one film you’ve been looking for so long. It has been made specially for you.

The Overcoat
Ireland, 2018
Written by Hugh O’Conor
Directed by Sean Mullen and Meelis Arulepp
Produced by Jonathan Clarke and Kristel Toldsepp
Runtime: 30 min

A short film based on the story by Nikolai Gogol about an office worker who saves up all his money to try and buy a coat in time for winter, only for fate to take a ghostly hand…

Old Fangs
Ireland, 2009
Directed by Adrien Merigeau
Cartoon Saloon Production
Runtime: 11 min

A story about a young wolf who returns to his family home after years of absence to confront his father and deal with confusion surrounding his childhood memories. 

The Ledge End Of Phil
Ireland, 2014
Written/Directed by Paul Ó Muiris
Cartoon Saloon Production
Runtime: 6 min

This is the story of Phil, an uptight accountant, who gets trapped outside on the ledge of his work building, stuck between the safety of the office inside and the dangerous unknown of the exterior city around him. He must now take a leap of faith or be trapped forever.

Late Afternoon
Ireland, 2017
Written/Directed by Louise Bagnall 
Cartoon Saloon Production
Runtime: 10 min

An Oscar-nominated short film about an elderly woman named Emily who drifts back through her memories while drinking her afternoon tea. As she relives moments from her life, she is challenged in unexpected ways by discoveries she makes.

Somewhere Down The Line
Ireland, 2014 
Written/Directed by Julien Regnard
Cartoon Saloon Production
Runtime: 11 min

An IFTA-winning story of a man’s life, loves and losses shown through the exchanges he has with the passengers in his car.