The award-winning animated short, The Missing Scarf, has been named as one ten animated shorts on the longlist for Academy Award consideration. 

The list has been whittled down from fifty six to ten, and the Irish short animation film, The Missing Scarf, is still in race to win a coveted gold statue next March.

Originally funded as part of the Irish Film Board's Frameworks scheme, The Missing Scarf became eligible for Oscar consideration after picking up the James Horgan Award for Best Animation at the 25th Galway Film Fleadh, compounding upon its success with a further win at the LA Shorts Fest.

Further festival nods for the short include the award for Best European Short Film at the Valladolid Film Festival, a win for Best Animation at the New Hampshire Film Festival, and an Honourable Mention at the Blackrock Animation Festival.

Narrated by George Takei, The Missing Scarf is a black comedy exploring some of life's common fears: fear of the unknown, of failure, rejection and finally the fear of death. All delivered under the misleading tone of a child's storybook reading.

The Missing Scarf was written and directed by Eoin Duffy and produced by Jamie Hogan of Belly Creative.

The 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 16, 2014.