Irish Film: Animated short Coda to screen with Patrick’s Day in Light House

Coda, the award-winning animated short from director Alan Holly, will play before all screenings of Patrick’s Day at the Light House Cinema in Smithfield when the film goes on release on Friday 6th February.

Coda tells the story of a lost soul’s revelatory encounter with the spectre of death in a Dublin park. The film stars Brian Gleeson (Love/Hate, Standby) and Orla Fitzgerald (The Guarantee) and was produced under the Frameworks animation scheme. It has already won prizes including Best Animated Short Film at SXSW, Most Creative Short at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival, Best Animation at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, and was shortlisted for the 2015 Academy Awards® in the category of Best Animated Short Film.

Patrick’s Day has been no slouch on the awards circuit itself, picking up prizes at the Galway Film Fleadh, the Cork Film Festival, the Woodstock Film Festival, and winning the Screen Directors’ Guild of Ireland Finders Series Award. On the 9th of February, star Moe Dunford’s work on the film will be recognized with the presentation of an EFP Shooting Star Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Speaking about the announcement, director Alan Holly said, “I’m delighted that Coda will be screening with Patrick’s Day. Both films began their journey at SXSW 2014 and it’s wonderful to see them back together in the Lighthouse Cinema. Coda has had a great festival run with highlights including winning at SXSW, as well as an Annie nomination and being on the Oscar short-list. It’s brilliant for people to have this opportunity to see the film in Dublin where the film is set.”

Coda was funded by the Irish Film Board, RTÉ, and the Arts Council and is promoted by Wildcard Distribution.

Patrick’s Day opens in the Light House Cinema and around the country on the 6th of February.