Set in magical Dingle – on the most westerly peninsula of Europe, Animation Dingle, in partnership with JAM Media and Dingle International Film Festival
Up to 400 students and industry professionals attend the annual Animation Dingle Festival, taking place in Co Kerry every year in March
Animation is emerging as one of the strongest aspects of the Irish media industry. With millions of children every week watching animated programmes produced here, Ireland is recognised globally as a leader for producing content for TV, film, games, mobile and apps.
To celebrate these achievements, Animation Dingle is excited to announce an awards ceremony to highlight the best and brightest of its companies, colleges and individuals.
The first National Animation Dingle Awards ceremony will include: Best Series, Best Pre-School Series, Best TV Commercial, Best Short Film, Best International Short Film, Best Writer, Best VFX, Best Gaming, Best Interactive Apps, and the Kid's Choice Award.
Student awards include: Best Irish Student Film and Best International Student Film. The presentation of the Murakami Award, previous winners include Jimmy Murakami; and Academy Award winner, Richie Baneham.
There will be panel presentations from international broadcasters and leading industry figures; screenings of Irish, European and international animation films, as well as Irish Third Level Student animation films.
The YA-O-TY, (Young Animator of the Year), Award will be presented after a showcase of Transition Year student films; and the Sketch Day Event will see top animators, leading groups of all experience, to sketch the beauty and character of Dingle.
Event organiser and
JAM Media chief executive John Rice has made significant inroads on the global
animation scene, with the animation sector now generating €100 million per
annum. A total of 85 per cent of the production is made for overseas
He said the
festival will consist of talks, screenings, workshops and an awards ceremony
for student productions, and aims to highlight creative partnerships, discover
new talent, and foster the next generation of animators and creators.
A total of 400 students
from across Ireland and the UK are expected to attend, along with
representation from French animation colleges. It aims to offer students a
global perspective on the art of developing, financing and producing animated
content for all screens.
“We sold out the student tickets before we’d even launched our website. We want the students to meet potential employers and open their eyes to various opportunities that exist,” Mr Rice said.
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