The second Irish Animation Awards will take place on Saturday 25th March 2017 at the Dingle Skelligs Hotel in Dingle. Kindly sponsored by RTÉ and Irish Film Board, this is Animation Ireland’s biennial awards ceremony to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding creative talent Ireland has within the Irish Animation, VFX and gaming industries.

The IAA’s also recognise and support animation students and they acknowledge them with their “Best Student Film” and “Best International Student Film” categories. They have also introduced a new category  “Best Animated Commercial” for 2017. With 15 categories overall, please see the category information section of the IAA website for further details.

Irish Animation Award

Irish Animation Award

Dingle is home to the internationally renowned Dingle Film Festival and specifically Animation Dingle for the last 5 years. It provides the perfect backdrop for the IAA’s.

Irish Animation is recognised as the best in the world with numerous international awards. In March 2017, we’ll have our own event to celebrate the talent in studios across the country. Our inaugural event was such a special night, with all Irish studios and talent celebrating together,  I have been looking forward to this 2nd event for a long time! See you all in beautiful Dingle! – Paul Young  – Chair, Animation Ireland

The IIAs look forward to welcoming people to Dingle in 2017 for what promises to be a wonderful evening full of great Irish talent.  Winners of each category will receive a statuette designed by animator, film maker and teacher Eimhin McNamara. The statuette resembles a Phenakistoscope which was an early animation device used to create an illusion of motion.

Visit the Irish Animation Awards website for further information about the awards and how to enter.

For more on the Irish Animation Awards visit their website, Facebook, and Twitter.

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