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Al­ready an award-win­ning an­i­ma­tion group, Pink Kong Stu­dios are set for a bright 2018 af­ter re­ceiv­ing an IFTA nom­i­na­tion for their touch­ing short film, De­par­ture.

There had been a huge buzz about Pink Kong Stu­dios ever since the en­ter­pris­ing duo of Aoífe Doyle (Cre­ative Direc­tor) and Ni­amh Her­rity (Pro­ducer) got the ball rolling on the project all the way back in 2014.

De­liv­er­ing orig­i­nal, high-end an­i­mated con­tent for kids and early teens is no easy feat in it­self, but cou­pling that with some of the most tear-jerk­ing sto­ry­lines we’ve seen since Dis­ney brought out

UP, meant that any­one who came across their work knew that they de­served all the recog­ni­tion they could get.

And, hav­ing gone de­cid­edly misty-eyed af­ter watch­ing their lat­est an­i­ma­tion De­par­ture - which tells the story of a lonely grand­mother who de­cides to throw off her soli­tary, do­mes­tic life­style and em­bark on a trek to be re­united with her fam­ily - Hot Press were de­lighted to learn that it was given a nod by the IFTAs in the best ‘Best An­i­mated Short’ cat­e­gory this month, along­side the likes of An Beal

Bocht, An­gela’s Christ­mas and Late Af­ter­noon a storm when it pre­miered at the Gal­way Film Fleadh dur­ing the sum­mer, and it seems as if the still-young Pink Kong have set their course for a suc­cess­ful fu­ture.

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