Who knew furniture could make for such fascinating viewing?
It's always nice to see homegrown talent do well on an international level. As one of the most prestigious film festivals on the go, to be included in the line up for Sundance alone is commendable; to win the award for best animated short, however, is no mean feat.
Directed by Tony Donoghue, Irish Folk Furniture has just scooped the coveted title of Best Animation at the world renowned celebration of film. As per Film Ireland, Donoghue made use of stop motion animation to bring to life something that's often considered mundane; furniture. Donoghue takes the farmhouse objects usually found lying around gathering dust and restores them to their former glory, returning them to the rural homes they once sat proudly in.
Upon receiving the great news, head of the Irish Film Board James Hickey said: "Sundance is one of the most prestigious and competitive film festivals in North America. Tony is a very talented filmmaker and we are delighted to see him receive the international recognition he deserves for his short film. We look forward to working with him in the future as he develops his career further."