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Dingle Pow-Wow: March 25 2017

We are at the half way mark and just have 24 days to reach our goal of €5,000.

Please pledge now rather than at the end of the campaign as your pledge now will encourage others to take part!

We are delighted to launch a new event aimed specifically at young creatives in the film industry to assist them in gaining knowledge of both film and television. This new festival day long event entitled Dingle Pow-Wow will bring together industry leaders from Ireland and abroad to assist in the growth of film and television here in Kerry. Professional leaders will give their story to assist young filmmakers in achieving theirs.

We need your support in making this happen as it is an extra event and it goes beyond what we have been able to achieve to date through traditional funding means.

Dingle Pow-Wow will have a number of inspiring panel discussions looking at; The rise of American television, women in the industry, going from the success of the short to feature and using crowdfunding to get there, directing the actor, masterclasses with top directors, writers and producers coming to Dingle from America, UK, Europe and Ireland.

If you make a pledge today, money won’t be taken out of your account until after the last day of funding and we have reached our target.

To help us bring this event to life you can Fund IT at http://fundit.ie/project/dingle-international-film-festival

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Festival Dates: March 23-26 2017

Dingle Pow-Wow: March 25 2017

We are delighted to launch a new event aimed specifically at young creatives in the film industry to assist them in gaining knowledge of both film and television. This new festival day long event entitled Dingle Pow-Wow will bring together industry leaders from Ireland and abroad to assist in the growth of film and television here in Kerry. Professional leaders will give their story to assist young filmmakers in achieving theirs.

We need your support in making this happen as it is an extra event and it goes beyond what we have been able to achieve to date through traditional funding means. This event will help us attract and bring more filmmakers to our festival and give them the knowledge they need in finding work within the film industry. It will help involve filmmakers attending our festival in a new and rewarding way. It is essential we raise funds via Fund It to ensure we can make this event happen. Using Fund It allows us to connect with a wider audience and to reach out to our many past festival attendees and guests.

The day will have a number of inspiring panel discussions looking at; The Rise of American Television, women in the industry, going from the success of the short to feature and using crowdfunding to get there, directing the actor, masterclasses with top directors coming to Dingle from America, UK, Europe and Ireland.

To help us bring this event to life you can Fund IT at http://fundit.ie/project/dingle-international-film-festival

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Disney Channels UK & Ireland presents YAOTY
Young Animator Of The Year 2017
March 24th-25th
Animation Dingle are delighted to announce their sponsorship with Disney Channels UK & Ireland.
With Disney Channels UK & Ireland, Animation Dingle has started the search for the ‘Young Animator Of The Year’.
Secondary school students are invited, from all over Ireland, to submit their short animations for entry to the national YAOTY awards.
A Disney Channels executive will present the overall winning student with their award, at a premiere screening of their winning film, during the 5th Animation Dingle event in March 2017. The winning student will also be offered a placement in JAM Media’s studios in either Dublin or Belfast, and receive an award designed by renowned Dingle jeweller, Brian de Staic.
David Levine, Vice President, Programming, Production and Strategic Development, Disney Channels Europe, Middle East and Africa, & General Manager, Disney Channels UK & Ireland comments: “Disney Channels have a heritage of hit animated series and we are proud to be supporting young Irish animators through this award. The Dingle Animation Festival is an incubator for the industry and we look forward to seeing the entries from this rich pool of talent”.
The Competition is open to 4th, 5th and 6th year students. Students are to produce an animated film no longer than 1 minute, the theme being ‘The Illusion of Life’.
“We’re delighted to have Disney Channels on board to support this wonderful competition. ‘YAOTY’ aims to celebrate the animators of tomorrow, and we look forward to having the winner experience working in JAM,” JAM Media CEO, John Rice.
The animation can be in any style; hand drawn, cut out animation, computer generated, claymation or stop motion.
Listed as ‘One of the top Not-To-Missed events in the World’ by Animation Magazine, Animation Dingle is attended by all the major animation colleges and studios within Ireland, along with delegates from Disney, Amazon, RTÉ, CBBC, CBeebies and many more.
Exciting plans are underway for 2017!
Entry is FREE. The closing date for student entries is Friday, the 3rd of February 2017.
For further details and to submit your film, please see https://filmfreeway.com/festival/YAOTY
Are you, or is a student you know, the 2017 YOUNG ANIMATOR OF THE YEAR?
‘Animation Dingle’ takes place on March 24th – 25th, 2017
For further information contact:
Founder/ Director, Maurice Galway
On 087 9139962 or email awards@animationdingle.com

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The Deadline for early submission is fast approaching filmmakers. The 4th of November is our early submission date, so get your feature, short or documentary films into the Dingle International Film Festival and you might get to see it on the big screen.

Filmmakers are the stars of the Dingle International Film Festival and get to experience the beauty that is Dingle and the amazing sights and award winning tastes it has to offer. You are also treated to:

  • Access passes
  • Parties
  • Networking opportunities
  • Unique screening venues

To enter go to https://filmfreeway.com/festival/DingleInternationalFilmFestival

Don’t forget you can also get your feature or short animation films into us by going to https://filmfreeway.com/festival/AnimationDingle

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Animation Dingle is back for its fifth year and with a new look for 2017. Taking place on 24th and 25th of March.

However, the deadline for early submission is the 4th of November so get your entries in animators and be in with a chance of showing your feature/ short film at Animation Dingle this year!

You can find out more information on the submissions at https://filmfreeway.com/festival/AnimationDingle

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We have exciting news for you screen writers out there! The deadline for Físín has been extended till the 31st of October 2016. So get those creative juices flowing and send us in your film idea! To be within a chance to get €5,000 to help make your idea come to life. Click on the image above to make your dream a reality!

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Dingle IFF has pulled together a talented team from across the wider film industry to select the open submissions programme for its 2017 screenings.

 

The next deadline for submissions is November 4th.

 

Joining our Artistic Director, Maurice Galway, we are proud to announce the following viewing panel for each category.

 

FEATURE LIVE ACTION FILMS: Mandy Kean, Director of Cinema EUR, Soho House & Co, Gerard Stembridge, writer and director and Brian MacEvilly, screenwriter. As European Director of Cinema for Soho House & Co, Mandy Kean’s portfolio is diverse with a range of exciting projects. In addition to programming the members’ clubs in the UK and the Group’s public cinemas – the iconic Electric Cinema on Portobello Road and the Electric Cinema Shoreditch; Mandy is a board member of the Dingle International Film Festival. Gerard Stembridge’s film work includes Guiltrip, About Adam, Ordinary Decent Criminal, Nora and Alarm. He has also written for television, theatre and he is well-known for his radio work with Dermot Morgan. Brian MacEvilly lives in Dingle, his feature scripts Independence Pass and The Full Irish garnered him the Grand Prize in the 2015 Nashville Film Festival and his short script Fire also made the Final 5 out of over 1,000 entries at the 2015 Austin Screenwriters Conference.

 

Viewing the many FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES, Dingle IFF are happy to welcome, Mark Christopher Covino, independent film maker and Brenda Ní Shúillleabháin, renowned documentary film maker. Mark Christopher Covino has worked on several productions over the years including the highly acclaimed Black Panther documentary, What We Want, What We Believe. In 2012, Mark’s first feature film, A Band Called Death, premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and subsequently won the Audience Award at South by Southwest 2013. His recent documentary, The Crest, premiered in Dingle last year. Hailing from Ventry,Brenda Ní Shúillleabháin, is no stranger to Dingle or the Film Festival. Her works include Bibeanna, Bibeanna Mheiriceá, Rince ar Phár (six documentaries on literature in modern Irish), Men of Ventry, and recently, Submarine and Decent Men. She is currently working on Rianta mo Chos, (a series on the connection between person and place), and Holy War in Dingle, (a history of Protestantism on the Peninsula).

 

Our SHORT LIVE ACTION category will be adjudicated by writer/director, Audrey O Reilly, and the inimitable film critic, John Maguire. Audrey O’Reilly’s short films have screened in festivals from Aspen to Edinburgh to Cannes with In Loving Memory winning the Prix du Public at the prestigious Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival. Her short Clare sa Speir has been included on the Irish Leaving Certificate syllabus for over ten years while Teenage Cics, a six part TV drama series she co-wrote and directed for TG4, was voted one of its top three dramas ever. She is currently developing Lockerbie, a feature film about the 1988 air disaster, cited to be directed by acclaimed director Jim Sheridan and a second feature about composer Antonio Vivaldi, to be directed by Oscar/Palm D’Or winner Bille Auguste. John Maguire, film critic, journalist and broadcaster with almost 20 years experience writing and talking about film and film culture in Ireland, is an astute and intuitive critic. For the last 8 years he has written a weekly film review column and long-form feature interviews for the Sunday Business Post, Ireland’s premier business and politics newspaper and for many years he contributed a weekly film review to Ireland’s most popular breakfast radio show, Ian Dempsey on Today FM, among other long-standing national radio and television contributions.

 

We are delighted to announce that Bob Jackson will be adjudicating our SHORT DOCUMENTARY panel. Bob Jackson is a filmmaker, author, music producer and lecturer based in Cork city, Ireland. His first feature film, A Doctor’s Sword, was released in Irish cinemas in 2015 to huge critical, as well as audience, acclaim and in 2016, was nominated for an IFTA (Irish Film & Television Award). The documentary has screened at film festivals in Ireland and throughout the world, has been broadcast on terrestrial television in Ireland and will be released in UK cinemas in late 2016.

 

The next deadline for submissions is November 4th https://filmfreeway.com/festival/DingleInternationalFilmFestival

 

Festival takes Place March 23-26 2017

www.dinglefilmfestival.com

 

 

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Animation Dingle and its partnership with JAM Media has been shortlisted for the 25th Allianz Business to Arts Awards.

The Allianz Business to Arts Awards has been recognising and championing the spirit of collaboration between businesses, artists and arts organisations that develop creative partnerships for 25 years.

JAM Media & Animation Dingle will compete in the Best Mid-Size Sponsorship Category with some tough competition.

Andrew Hetherington, Chief Executive, Business to Arts, states, “2016 is a special commemorative year for Ireland and it marks the silver anniversary of the Allianz Business to Arts Awards. In our 25th year, we have received the highest number of applications to date, displaying the best examples of creative partnerships between corporates and cultural communities. We are inspired by the creativity, innovation and cost effectiveness demonstrated by the various nominations this year. These cultural partnerships cement our ethos, that when creativity and business acumen come together, astounding things can be achieved”

Animation Dingle is set in magical Dingle, on the most westerly peninsula of Europe. Animation Dingle, in partnership with JAM Media and Dingle IFF, is now in its 4th year and celebrates student creativity and excellence in Irish and International animation.

The festival was created for students, has been moulded by them, and is composed of three parts—Conference, Screenings and Awards. Already it has been listed by Animation Magazine in their TOP 25 EVENTS IN THE WORLD NOT-TO-MISSED! Back in 2012, Dingle IFF invited JAM Media to profile their company, but as it turned out, nobody turned up to the event. Alone in a vast empty room, Dingle IFF and JAM considered the success of the animation industry in Ireland today and the need for a platform to connect industry with the student population. Out of this conversation, Animation Dingle was born in 2013, running for 1 day in St. James’ Church, and this year the festival was sold out weeks in advance and is attracting in major overseas guests, such as: Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming, Amazon Studios; David Levine, Disney; Oscar winners Richie Baneham (Avatar) and Patrick Osborne (Feast); Alexi Wheeler, Nickelodeon; Lana Castleman, Kidscreen; Cécile Blondel, Gobelins of Paris; Jackie Edwards, CBBC; Christian De Vita (Fantastic Mr. Fox); Oscar nominated Tomm Moore (Song of The Sea); Jimmy T. Murakami (Snowman).

Along with interactive events such as our Pitch & A Pint and Sketch Day, over 125 films were screened at the festival from China, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, USA, Canada, UK, France, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Spain, Germany and Ireland to packed houses. Animation Dingle also showcased Irish animation works at The 31st Santa Barbara IFF and The Toronto Irish Film Festival. The festival is home to The Murakami Award.

“What we do with JAM in creating Animation Dingle is unique here in Ireland and we put on a really good show. Animation Dingle is like the perfect piece of crunchy toast with a juicy layer of JAM sitting on top.” Maurice Galway, Festival Director.

“It’s a huge honour to be nominated for this prestigious award. The collaboration between Animation Dingle and JAM Media has grown from humble beginnings to international success. It attracts attention from both the Arts and Business worlds and is staged in a comfortable environment where the next generation students can mix easily with businesses, artists and industry giants, such as Disney and Amazon. The creative benefits and networking opportunities to business and arts, both domestically and internationally, from this partnership are priceless.” John Rice, CEO JAM Media

See the shortlist here http://www.businesstoarts.ie/allianz-business-to-arts-awards-2016-shortlist-announced/

The winners are announced on the evening of Monday, 19th September in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.

“The best festival I’ve ever attended!” Jackie Edwards, Head of BBC Children’s Animation

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Great to see that Dingle IFF made it to number 2 of The 10 Things to love about Dingle by The Wild Atlantic Way people (Tourism Ireland). See here, http://www.wildatlanticway.com/stories/coastal-escape/10-things-to-love-about-dingle/ we should be very proud

Gregory Peck 100 Years
Maurice Galway had a chat on Radio Kerry recently about Gregory Peck and his birth centenary, see here on the new Gregory Peck centenary website for the interview
http://www.gregorypeck.com/radio-kerry-honors-gregory/

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The fourth Animation Dingle Festival wrapped up its first day at the idyllic location of the Dingle Skelligs Hotel featuring a set of insightful and inspiring keynote speakers from Amazon, Disney, BBC, Nickelodeon and RTE to name but a few. Friday’s events culminated with the presentation of the Young Animator of the Year Award, the Student Animation Awards and the much lauded Murakami Award.

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The winner of the Young Animator of the Year Award is Lauren Rush for her film “Sustainable Development” and a special mention is given to Adam Kellihers “Leprechaun”. Both will receive a 2 week work placement with JAM Media. Lauren also took home The YAOTY Award designed by Brian de Staic.

The other nominees were: Kelly McCarvill, “Leprechaun Broadcast”
CBS, “Séamus Ó Sé on St. Paddy’s Day”,Ciaran O’Brian “Healthy Lifestyle id the key” and Ciara Geraghty. The award was presented by Brian de Staic and Marty Boyland, Institute of Technology, Tralee.

STUDENT ANIMATION AWARDS

1.BEST WORK IN PROGRESS AWARD, presented by Chris Dicker, Head of Development at JAM Media

NOMINATIONS:
1. Silver’s Millions – Seán O’Reilly
2. The Last Leaf – Olya Golubeva
3. The Trickster – Kerri Targett
4. Back In Ten – Marc Hendry

WINNER: SILVERS MILLIONS with a special mention for BACK IN TEN

2.BEST COMBINED ANIMATION AWARD, presented by Paul Cummins, Telegael

SPONSOR: TELEGAEL

NOMINATIONS:
1. Discovery – Paul Mc Veigh, Andrew Brennan, Sam Hudson, Rebekah Quinn, Bobby Strain.
2. I Could Eat A Horse – Jake Hovell, UK, Dominic – Rossie Stone, UK.
3. Buoy – Olly Blake.
4. Dominic – Rossie Stone, UK.

WINNER: BUOY with special mention for I COULD EAT A HORSE and DISCOVERY

3.BEST 3D CGI ANIMATION AWARD, presented by Jackie Edwards, CBBC CBeebies, U.K

NOMINATIONS:
1. Zoe – ChiHyun Lee, USA/ Korea
2. Taking the Plunge – Elizabeth Ku,Nick Manfredi, Thaddaeus Andreades,Marie Raoult, USA.
3. Harvest – Simon Riley, Ireland.
4. Open Wide – Natasha Crowley, Katie McQuillan, Blayne Fitzpatrick, Northern Ireland.
5. Here Be Giants – Thomas Heban, USA.
6. The Valley Below – Joel Hofmann, Switzerland.
7. After the End – Sam Southward, UK.
8. Foxxy Joe – Daniel Gold, UK.

WINNER: TAKING THE PLUNGE with special mention for THE VALLEY BELOW and AFTER THE END

4.BEST 2D AWARD presented by Michelle Forde, Sixteen South

SPONSOR:SIXTEEN SOUTH

NOMINATIONS:
1. Terrain – Suzanne Williams, Ireland.
2. Did you hear about her Dad? – Jessica Patterson, Ireland.
3. Fur From Home – Aidan Neeson, Ireland.
4. SubAdult – Katie Lyons, Ireland.
5. Sour Puss – Emily Lynch, Ireland.
6. Bugg & Mr. Hill – Sean Cunningham, Ireland.

WINNER:BUGG & MR. HILL with special mention for TERRAIN and DID YOU HEAR ABOUT HER DAD?

5.BEST CHARACTER ANIMATION, presented by David Levine, Disney

NOMINATIONS:
1. Sour Puss – Emily Lynch, Ireland.
2. Terrain – Suzanne Williams, Ireland.
3. SubAdult – Katie Lyons, Ireland.
4. Bugg & Mr. Hill – Sean Cunningham, Ireland.
5. The Teacup – Elif Boyacioglu, Ireland.
6. Did you hear about her Dad? – Jessica Patterson, Ireland.
7. Discovery – Paul Mc Veigh, Andrew Brennan, Sam Hudson, Rebekah Quinn, Bobby Strain, Northern Ireland.

WINNER: BUGG & MR. HILL with special mention for DID YOU HEAR ABOUT HER DAD?

6.BEST MUSIC/SOUND DESIGN AWARD, presented by Paul Lynch, Mutiny Post Production

SPONSOR: MUTINY

NOMINATIONS
1. The Forest Paper – Sipparpad Krongraksa, Thailand.
2. Let’s Go – Kevin Li, USA.
3. Cavemans – Joe Carroll, Ireland.
4. Here Be Giants – Thomas Heban, USA.
5. Buoy – Olly Blake, Ireland.
6. The Teacup – Elif Boyacioglu, Ireland.

WINNER: THE TEACUP with special mention for HERE BE GIANTS and BUOY

7. BEST STOPMOTION ANIMATION AWARD, presented by Paul Cummins, Telegael

NOMINATIONS
1. First Snow – Lenka Ivancikova, Czech Republic.
2. I’m Good With Plants – Thomas Harnett Omeara, UK.
3. I Could Eat A Horse – Jake Hovell, UK.
4. Michi – Kaho Yoshida, Canada.

WINNER:FIRST SNOW with special mentions for I’M GOOD WITH PLANTS and I COULD EAT A HORSE

8. BEST VFX AWARD, –presented by Gary Shortall and Gareth Young, Egg Post Production

SPONSOR:EGG

NOMINATIONS
Zoe – ChiHyun Lee, USA/ Korea.
The Forest Paper – Sipparpad Krongraksa, Thailand.
The Big, The Bad and The Bunny – Minji Sohn & Laura Talaway, USA.
Harvest – Simon Riley, Ireland.
Slán – Mark Mullan, Abigail Gelston, Natasha Crowley, Claire Miller, Northern Ireland.

WINNER: HARVEST with a special mention for ZOE and THE FOREST PAPER

9.BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD, presented by Barry O Donoghue, Barley Films, producing animated features locally in Dingle.

NOMINATIONS
1. The Valley Below – Joel Hofmann, Switzerland.
3. The Forest Paper – Sipparpad Krongraksa, Thailand.
4. Here Be Giants – Thomas Heban, USA.
5. Let’s Go – Kevin Li, USA.

WINNER: HERE BE GIANTS with special mentions for LET’S GO and THE VALLEY BELOW

10.BEST DESIGN/ART DIRECTION AWARD, presented by Sheila De Courcy, RTÉ

SPONSOR: JAM Media

NOMINATIONS
1. The Journey – Puthima Wongdeeprasith, USA.
2. The Forest Paper – Sipparpad Krongraksa, Thailand.
3. Let’s Go – Kevin Li, USA.
4. Did you hear about her Dad? – Jessica Patterson, Ireland.
5. Hortugan Tales – Saara Väkiparta, UK.
6. Cavemans – Joe Carroll, Ireland.
7. Pirouette – Zige Zhang, China/USA.
8. Cope – Greta Kelly, Sorcha McGlinchey, Edward Boyle, Molly Murray, Stephen Cole, Northern Ireland.

WINNER: DID YOU HEAR ABOUT HER DAD? with a special mention for PIROUETTE

11. BEST WRITER AWARD, presented by writer Marc Flanagan

NOMINATIONS
1. SubAdult – Katie Lyons, Ireland.
2. After the End – Sam Southward, UK.
3. I Could Eat A Horse – Jake Hovell, UK.
4. Did you hear about her Dad? – Jessica Patterson, Ireland.
5. Cavemans – Joe Carroll, Ireland.

WINNER: AFTER THE END with special mentions for SUBADULT and DID YOU HEAR ABOUT HER DAD?

12. BEST DIRECTOR AWARD, presented by Colm Tyrrell, Brown Bag Films

SPONSOR: BROWN BAG FILMS

NOMINATIONS
1. Taking the Plunge – Elizabeth Ku,Nick Manfredi, Thaddaeus Andreades,Marie Raoult, USA.
2. After the End – Sam Southward, UK.
3. Grounded – Thomas de Maleingreau, USA.
4. SubAdult – Katie Lyons, Ireland.
5. Bugg & Mr. Hill – Sean Cunningham, Ireland.

WINNER: AFTER THE END by SAM SOUTHWARD with special mentions for BUGG &MR.HILL and TAKING THE PLUNGE

13. BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT AWARD, presented by Paul Young, Cartoon Saloon

SPONSOR: CARTOON SALOON

NOMINATIONS
1. Taking the Plunge – Elizabeth Ku, Nick Manfredi, Thaddaeus Andreades, Marie Raoult USA.
2. The Blue and the Beyond – Youri Dekker, USA.
3. The Valley Below – Joel Hofmann, Switzerland.
4. After the End – Sam Southward, UK.
5. CAGE’ 折枝 – Pengpeng Du, China.
6. MANOMAN – Simon Cartwright, UK.

WINNER IS MANOMAN with a special mention for AFTER THE END

14. BEST IRISH SHORT AWARD, presented by Melissa Malone, Boulder Media
SPONSOR: BOULDER MEDIA

NOMINATIONS:
1. Did You Hear About Her Dad? – Jessica Patterson, Ireland.
2. Sour Puss – Emily Lynch, Ireland.
3. Bugg & Mr. Hill – Sean Cunningham, Ireland.
4. Terrain – Suzanne Williams, Ireland.
5. The Teacup – Elif Boyacioglu, Ireland.
6. SubAdult – Katie Lyons, Ireland.
7. Discovery – Paul Mc Veigh, Andrew Brennan, Sam Hudson, Rebekah Quinn, Bobby Strain, Northern Ireland.
8. At A Loss – Stephen Cunningham, Ireland.

WINNER : BUGG AND MR. HILL with special mention for DID YOU HEAR ABOUT HER DAD?

MURAKAMI AWARD

Presentation by Ethna Murakami, Maurice Galway & John Rice

Don Bluth and Gary Goldman met at Walt Disney studios in 1972 and there began a friendship forged by a mutual passion for restoring the heritage of classical animation to todays animated films. While being remembered with fondness for An American Tail in 1984, the legacy of Bluth and Goldman is much greater than the films they created- the existing animation industry in Ireland can be traced back to the studios recruitment, training and development of local talent. So, it is with much pride that Don Bluth and Gary Goldman are presented with the Murakami Award for 2016. Attending the ceremony was  Ethna Murakami, the wife of the late Jimmy T. Murakami.

 

 


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