The Secret Of Kells

Format
75'

Status
Completed

Release
2009

Directors
Tomm Moore
Nora Twomey

Producer
Cartoon Saloon (IRE)

Coproducers
Vivi FIlm (BE)
Les Armateurs (FR)

Writer
Fabrice Ziolkowksi

Story
Tomm Moore

Music
Bruno Coulais

Synopsis

Ireland, 9th century. 12 year old Brendan works hard with his uncle, the Abbot and the monks to fortify the walls of the abbey to be better protect against the raids of the Vikings. When Brendan meets Brother Aidan, who is a master in illustrating books, he discovers the Book of Kells. Brendan wants to finish the book himself, but therefor he has to break out of the walls of the abbey.

Awards

Academy Awards Oscar Best Animated Feature Film 2010 Nomination
Annecy Film Festival Best Film Award 2009
Annecy Film Festival Grand Prix Best Film Nomination 2009
Annie Awards Best Animated Feature 2010 Nomination
Boulder International Film Festival Best Animated Film Award 2010
Cartoon Forum Cartoon d'Or Producer of the Year 2008
Directors Finders Series Directors Finders Award 2009
Dublin International Film Festival Best Irish Film 2009
Edinburgh International Film Festival Audience Award 2009
European Film Awards Best Animated Film 2009 Nomination
Irish Film and Televison Awards Best Animation Award 2010
IFTA Best Film 2009 Nomination
Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films Special Recognition 2009