Somewhere Down The Line Wins at Clermont-Ferrand

Posted February 9, 2015 by Conor McDevitt in News

Irish animation Somewhere Down The Line was one of the big winners at the 37th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival this weekend, taking home the prize for Best Animated Short.

The film, which was written and directed by Julian Regnard (who previously directed the award-winning short films “Jump” and “La Nuit de l’Ours”) and produced by Jonathan Clarke, examines a man’s life, loves and losses through the exchanges he has with the passengers in his car. It was produced by a dedicated team of animation talent in Oscar nominated Cartoon Saloon’s Kilkenny studio using a combination of 3D and 2D animation techniques.

Somewhere Down the Line was produced by the Frameworks short film scheme, which is dedicated exclusively to the production of animated films. The scheme was established to develop new talent and skills in the field of animation and has been extremely successful in encouraging innovative and novel work from Irish animators. Frameworks is co-financed by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board, RTÉ and the Arts Council.

The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival is the world’s leading film festival dedicated to short films. It is held annually in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and is the second largest film festival in France, after Cannes, in terms of audience and professional attendance, boasting over 100,000 attendees annually, since 1995.