Irish Short Film, Late Afternoon, Wins Best Animated Short at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival

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Irish Short Film, Late Afternoon, Wins Best Animated Short at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival

Posted: 27th April 2018

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) congratulates the team behind Louise Bagnall’s, Late Afternoon, which was awarded Best Animated Short at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

Late Afternoon, written and directed by Louise Bagnall, follows an elderly woman as she drifts back through her memories, existing between two states — the past and the present. Starring Fionnula Flanagan, Late Afternoon is produced by Nuria González Blanco for Cartoon Saloon and was funded under the IFB’s and RTÉ's joint-funded Frameworks short film scheme.

The film received its New York premiere at Tribeca, screening as part of a special animation programme curated by Whoopi Goldberg.

Late Afternoon also won Best Animated Sequence in a Short Film at last year’s Galway Film Fleadh and most recently took home an IFTA for Best Animated Short.

The title was one of three IFB short films screening at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, as Steve Kenny’s Time Traveller and Maurice O’Brien’s Hey Ronnie Reagan were also showcased. Ireland/UK/Luxembourg, Mary Shelley, directed by Haaifa Al-Mansour also screened at the seventeenth edition of the prestigious festival.