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This Irish film has just been longlisted for an Oscar

The Missing Scarf is one of ten films in line for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short.

Still from The Missing Scarf
Still from The Missing Scarf

IT’S ALWAYS NICE to have some good news on a Monday morning.

An Irish animated film has made it onto the longlist of ten films in line for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short at the 2014 Oscars.

The Missing Scarf, directed by Eoin Duffy, was chosen from 56 short films to make it onto the list. It has already won a number of awards at film festivals around the world.

The film short, which is a black comedy told as a child’s story, tells the tale of a squirrel trying to find a missing scarf.  It is is narrated by George Takei, one of the stars of the original series of Star Trek who has become hugely popular for his Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Between three and five of the ten films will make the final shortlist when the Oscar nominations are announced on 16 January. The ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on 2 March and will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.


(Vimeo: Eoin Duffy/Vimeo)

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