Geist Wins Best Animated Short Film at Irish Film and Television Awards

Posted April 11, 2016 by Suzanne Murray in News

The Irish animated short GEIST scooped the Best Animated Short Film award at the Irish Film and Television Awards which took place this weekend.

The film which picked up the Best Irish Short accolade at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival in February follows a shipwrecked fisherman who takes shelter in an abandoned house on a remote island, but soon realises he is not alone.  The short is a collaboration of Giant Animation’s three directors, Alex Sherwood, Ben Harper and Sean Mullen.

The film previously won the Best Animated Sequence in a Short Film award at the Galway Film Fleadh last year and screened at the prestigious SXSW Festival in the US last month.  It has also been selected for the prestigious Animafast Zagreb in June.

GEIST was produced under the Frameworks short-film scheme, which is co-financed by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, RTÉ and the Arts Council.