DIT graduates make Oscars shortlist for their animated short film The Missing Scarf

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25 November 2013: The animated short film of two DIT graduates has made it to the Oscars 2014 shortlist.

The Missing Scarf, created by Eoin Duffy and Jamie Hogan, has made it to the final 10 in the animated short film category.

Eoin and Jamie both graduated in 2006 in Visual Communication from DIT.              

The Missing Scarf has already swept the awards in film festivals and competitions around the world, including Best Animation at Savannah Film Festival, Best Animation at LA Shorts Fest and the James Horgan Award for Best Animation at the Galway Film Fleadh.

The film is now on the shortlist of 10 for its category, having been whittled down from 56 contenders. The Oscars will be announced at a ceremony next March.

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Eoin Duffy, George Takei and Jamie Hogan

The animation is narrated by Star Trek actor and internet icon George Takei. It’s a black comedy exploring many of life’s common fears – fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of rejection and finally the fear of death.

But it’s all delivered in the misleading tone of a child’s storybook reading.

It features furry characters including an ear muff wearing beaver and several knowing owls.

The film’s director, Eoin, is an independent animator now based in Vancouver in Canada. He won a “Best in Multimedia” graduation prize at DIT.

Jamie is producer on the film – he currently works as a communication designer based in Ireland but also contributes as a freelance storyboard designer, concept developer and a script writer/editor.

Find out more at www.themissingscarf.com.

 

 

 

 

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