Steve Woods

 

Company: Cel’ Division.

Website: www.stevewoods.ie

Email: info@stevewoods.ie

Tel: +353 (0)1 8302527, +353 (0)86 3644174

Address: Cel’ Division, 9 Temple Cottages, Broadstone, Dublin 7

Film Type: Animation and Live Action

 

Bio

 

Steve Woods first production was 26 one minute pieces for Saturday morning on RTÉ 1. That might have satified his interest in animation except a visit to the Annecy animation festival convinced him that animation was more than fun, it was an art form in its own right.

Indeed he has since programmed animation for festivals since 1989. That year he helped set up the Galway Film Fleadh – the first festival in Ireland to both exhibit all animation programmes and to launch an animation competition.

 

Steve has writen a number of articles on animation and has served on several animation juries. He also lectures at the National Film School at Dun Laoghaire, where he has taught experimental animation for thirteen years.

 

Both Window and The Trial of Solomon were Framework awards as was Les Dogs, which Steve produced, (director Damian O’Connor).

 

He has also produced a number of films from workshops including two from Arts Council awards through their Artist in Schools and the Artist in Prisons schemes. His last workshop film was The Gift completed at Dar al-Kalima Art College, Bethlehem, Palestine.

 

Steve has recently completed a second short dance film Eternal shot in Palestine and also a pilot for a proposed feature documentary on the life of Michael Bakunin.

In 2011 he produced and directed Duch Darkness, a five-minute pixellated film. Steve curated the Irish focus in Annecy 2012.

Filmography

 

Buail

2006 – Short

 

The Trial of Solomon

2002 – 2D Animated Short – 6min

 

Estella

2000 – Documentary – 60min

 

Ireland 1848

1996 – Short Experimental Documentary

 

Timmy the Ticket

1994 – Short – Cut-Out Animation – 3min

 

Oiche Sí

1989 – Short – Cut-Out Animation – 6min

 

Window

Short – Mixed Media – 6min

Showreel

 

 

Awards

 

Oiche Sí

 

1990 Winner of Best Children’s Animation, Cork Junior Film Festival

 

Timmy the Ticket

 

1994 Merit Award, Hiroshima

 

Ireland 1848

 

1997 Winner Best Documentary, Limerick Film Festival

 

The Trial of Solomon

 

2002 Merit Award, Anamo Mundi, Brazil

 

Buail

 

2006 Jury Commendation, Galway Film Fleadh