Thursday 26th April – 6.30pm
Animania! Animation Shorts
A programme of short films by local primary school pupils who participated in a series of animation workshops initiated by First Cut! and facilitated by Paper Panther Animation. Using a range of animation techniques, pupils from Bunscoil Mhuire (Youghal), South Abbey National School (Youghal), Gaelscoil Choráin (Youghal), Clonpriest National School (Gortroe), Kyle National School (Youghal), Inch National School (Killeagh) and the secondary school Pobalscoil na Trionoide (Youghal) became filmmakers for a day! All of these workshops were made possible through the generous support of Cork County Council and Youghal Credit Union.
The Secret of Kells (Tomm Moore/Nora Twomey, 2009)
Classic animation from Cartoon Saloon, the renowned Kilkenny-based studio behind the upcoming Oscar-nominated The Breadwinner. In the remote Irish woods, Cellach (Brendan Gleeson) prepares a fortress for an impending attack by a Viking war party. Unbeknown to Cellach, his young nephew Brendan (Evan McGuire), who has no taste for battle, works secretly as an apprentice in the scriptorium of the local monastery, learning the ancient art of calligraphy. As the Vikings approach, revered illuminator Aidan (Mick Lally) arrives at the monastery and recruits Brendan to complete a series of dangerous, magical tasks.