Cartoon Saloon has been nominated for yet another Oscar nomination! Louise Bagnall’s short film Late Afternoon, which has been shortlisted for an Academy Award® for Best Animated Short. Ten films were shortlisted from all over the world and the final nominations will be announced in January.
Commenting on the news, James Hickey, Screen Ireland Chief Executive said: “I’m really delighted to see Louise and the Late Afternoon team make it through to this stage of the Academy Awards process. This film tells a universal story which has appealed to international audiences around the world and particularly in North America. We wish them the best of luck in getting through to the final line-up of nominees in January”.
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 Afternoonis produced by Nuria González Blanco for Cartoon Saloon and was funded under the Screen Ireland and RTÉ funded Frameworks short film scheme.
The film received its New York premiere at Tribeca earlier this year, where it was awarded Best Animated Short, 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 took home an IFTA for Best Animated Short.