Dublin Animation Film Festival returns to Dún Laoghaire for 9th year
Ireland’s longest-running animation festival, theDublin Animation Film Festivaltakes place from the 18th to the 19th of October in The DLR LexIcon and Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire.
Now in its 9th year, over 500 people are expected to turn out for the 2-day event which features screenings, workshops, insightful talks and a glittering award ceremony. Guest speakers, animation film buffs and internationally renowned film producers and directors will attend the leading arts and culture event, which celebrates exceptional standards of animation talent in Ireland and abroad.
50 entries from colleges across Ireland were submitted to contend for the highly coveted Best Irish Student Short Film award ceremony which plays a huge part of the Dublin Animation Film Festival each year.
Dublin Animation Film Festival 2019 is divided between two venues. Day 1 will feature screenings in the DLR LexIcon. Day 2, which takes place in the Pavilion Theatre will feature a highly anticipated feature film screening, the shortlisted showcase along with the animation and award ceremony. The awards feature 8 categories including ‘Best Irish Film’, ‘Best International Animated Short Film’ and the popular ‘Audience Choice Award’ which is voted on by the audience. Each winner will receive a trophy, specifically designed for this year’s festival, by renowned Irish ceramicist Rachel Quinn.
The second day of the festival will also include an exclusive screening of A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon from the Academy Award-winning Aardman Studios. Two very special guests will be announced shortly. Jennifer Kidd, model-maker and set fabricator will also host an advanced puppet fabrication workshop where you will learn how to build an articulate puppet that can withstand hours of animation.
We are delighted to be hosting the Dublin Animation Film Festival for the 9th time after months of planning and organisation. We have had massive interest in this year’s event and have received over 50 entries from Irish animation students from third level and graduate students alone which is fantastic. The Dublin Animation Film Festival has something for everyone, from children’s workshops to opportunities to meet with some of the world’s greatest animators.
Fionnghuala Ní Néill, Director – Dublin Animation Film Festival