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ECFA Award Winner

Song of the Sea

Original title: Song of the Sea
German title: Melodie des Meeres, Die
Ireland, Luxembourg, Denmark, Belgium, 2014

Director: Moore, Tomm
Production company: Cartoon Saloon
Co-producers: Mélusine Productions, Big Farm, Superprod, Nørlum ApS
Age recommendation: 7 years and up

Tomm Moore follows his Oscar-nominated debut The Secret of Kells with a richly animated tale of Celtic magic and folklore that never fails to entrance, entertain and move its audience in equal measure. One night, Ben’s mother flees their lighthouse home and is never seen again. She leaves behind a baby girl, Saoirse, who is raised by their father. As the years pass, young Saoirse is unable to speak but is enchanted by the ancient sea shell her mother owned and finds herself captivated by and drawn to a group of seals that gather together in the sea outside their home. Despite their grandmother arriving to take them to the city, Ben and Saoirse become increasingly immersed in a world of ancient magic, where mystical creatures such as fairies and witches lead them on a path to understanding their mother’s fate and Saoirse’s true destiny. A true testament to the power of hand-drawn animation, Song of the Sea is a delight that will be enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
Justin Johnson, London IFF 2014

Nominated for Oscar 2015.

Toronto IFF 2014, London IFF 2014, Filem’on Brussels 2014 (awarded), Klil! Amsterdam 2014, Gijon IFF 2014 (awarded), nominated for an Oscar® in 2015, Anima Brussels 2015, Europees Jeugdfilmfestival Vlaanderen Antwerp & Brugge 2015, FIFEM Montreal 2015, Nominated for Oscar 2015, Leeds YFF 2015 (awarded), Stuttgart IFAF 2015 (special mention), Cine-Jeune St. Quentin 2015 (ECFA Award), Kristiansand CFF 2015 (ECFA Award), Animafest Zagreb 2015, Tromsø 2015, Pula 2015, Fantoche Baden 2015, Lucas Frankfurt 2015, Michel Hamburg 2015, Schlingel Chemnitz 2015, Dublin Animation Film Festival 2015, Vienna 2015 (awarded), Kinodisea Bucharest 2015, Golden Elephant Hyderabad 2015 (awarded), My First Festival Barcelona 2015, Krakow CFF 2015, Sehpferdchen Hannover 2016, Kinodisea Arad/Romania 2016, Kristiansand CFF 2016, Kinderkinofest Düsseldorf 2016, Castellinaria Bellinzona 2016 (awarded), Cartoon Club Rimini 2017

Website: www.cartoonsaloon.ie

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