A Castlebar native working as an animator and film director has been awarded for recent film work.

Joe Loftus has worked as an animator and director on shows for Disney, BBC and Hasbro.

Recently, he won the Best Short Film award at the Belfast Film Festival for his animated film ‘Still Up There’, which was held in Belfast recently (from 3rd-12th November).

His film has been selected for screening at a number of film festivals internationally including London International Animation film festival, Rhode Island International film festival and nominated for best animation at Richard Harris International film festival.

The film was also screened at a number of festivals across Ireland including the Kerry International film festival, Offline film festival, Indie Cork film festival, and Waterford film festival.


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