The Public Award “Sommets de la Cinémathèque québécoise” goes to David OReilly’s THE EXTERNAL WORLD.
David OReilly (21 June, 1985, Kilkenny) is an Irish animator based in Berlin. At 15 he began working as an assistant at local animation studios, teaching himself 3D software in his spare time. He discovered cinema in 2005 when he was given the keys to an unused private theatre with an enormous film library. Since then he has created a wide variety of independent short films. Noted for his disregard of conventions, his work is regarded as amongst the most groundbreaking in contemporary 3D animation.
The External World has also been selected for the up and coming Sundance