National Film School graduates selected for the 78th Venice International Film Festival
Animation graduates from the National Film School, Josh O’Caoimh and Mikai Geronimo, will screen their graduate film, in competition at the 78th Venice film festival. Their film ‘Fall of the Ibis King’ will receive its world premiere as part of the Orizzonti short film competition.
The film was written by Josh and jointly directed by Josh and Mikai as their graduate film from the BA in Animation and was completed remotely during the pandemic. As 1 of 12 selected films, it is unprecedented recognition of the unique voice and vision that these emerging film makers, as well as the talent of their classmates and collaborators.
“The continued success of students and graduates of the BA in Animation at IADT is a source of enormous pride for everyone at the National Film School. Congratulations to the talented team of students and staff behind the stunning graduation film the ‘FALL OF THE IBIS KING’ co-directed by Josh O’Caoimh & Mikai Geronimo. The film is a visceral and thought provoking exploration of the intricacies and intimacies of the working lives of its characters, beautifully animated and deftly woven with a stirring score and brilliant soundscape.”
Vanessa Gildea, Head of Department of Film and Media, IADT