Steve Woods


Company: Cel’ Division.



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

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

Film Type: Animation and Live Action




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.




2006 – Short


The Trial of Solomon

2002 – 2D Animated Short – 6min



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



Short – Mixed Media – 6min






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




2006 Jury Commendation, Galway Film Fleadh