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The Breadwinner

Nora Twomey, 94 minutes, 2017

The Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon animation studio (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea) returns with another Oscar-nominated triumph; directed by Nora Twomey – co-director of Kells – The Breadwinner is a beautifully realised ode to resilience under oppression and…

City of Roses

Andrew Kavanagh, 10 minutes, 2016

One Halloween night a smouldering suitcase was pulled off a bonfire in Dublin, saving a true story of love, loss and hope.

Coda

Alan Holly, 9 minutes, 2013

A lost soul stumbles drunkenly through Dublin city. In a park, death finds him and shows him many things.

Cúilín Dualach

Nora Twomey, 12 minutes, 2004

One of the multi-award winning Cartoon Saloon’s earliest animated shorts, Cúilín Dualach brings us into the world of a young boy born with his head on backwards. The wider world is predictably shocked by Cúilín Dualach; he is shunned, mocked,…

Deadly

Aidan McAteer, 9 minutes, 2015

Deadly tells the story of Boney, a working stiff who doesn’t care about his dead-end job. That is until, he has a run-in with a spirited old lady named Bridie…

Departure

Aoife Doyle , 9 minutes, 2018

Faced with the prospect of yet another Christmas without her emigrated family, Alma, a lonely Irish grandmother, is at an all time low. This would-be tragedy quickly turns into a comedy as the universe conspires to bring her closer to…

Donkey

Louise Bagnall, 5 minutes, 2009

The eponymous donkey of this delightful animation has a challenging life, earning a demeaning wage working at the sea-side. Dreaming of returning to his natural habitat, the donkey makes a stand and goes in search of home in this charming…

Dublin 1

Jason Tammemagi, 12 minutes, 2004

Dublin’s north inner city  comes to life in this animated short that has one man recount his varied day in Dublin 1. The street markets, the apartments, and the colourful characters who populate the city all make appearances in director…

Far Out Isn’t Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

Brad Bernstein, 66 minutes, 2013

Celebrated as a children’s author for books such as The Three Robbers and Moon Man, Tomi Ungerer’s distinctive animation has also addressed political issues with the protest posters he produced supporting America’s civil rights movement and damning its war in…

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