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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

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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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Sarah Miles will be welcomed back to Dingle on St. Patrick’s Day, where she will officially open the Dingle International Film Festival with a screening of Ryan’s Daughter.

 

“Sarah opened the very first film festival, so it is more than fitting that she returns to celebrate our 10th birthday with us. RYAN’S DAUGHTER, set in the wake of the Easter Rising, is the perfect film to celebrate Ireland’s centenary and who better than Sarah to be here with the film” said Director and founder of the festival, Maurice Galway.

 

Sarah will also be present for a Q&A with the audience, which screens in the Phoenix Cinema with an opening reception by Dingle Distillery at 6.30pm on St. Patrick’s Day.

 

The festival welcomes to Dingle an exceptional line up of industry and celebrity guests. The fourth annual Animation Dingle festival, which takes place on Friday, March 18th and Saturday, March 19th, is proud to announce this year that it will have two very special keynote speakers in Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios, and David Levine, General Manager, Disney Channels UK & Ireland.

 

Other notable participants include Oscar winner Patrick Osborne, head storyboard artist, Christian de Vita (Fantastic Mr. Fox), Cécile Blondel from Gobelins in Paris, Sheila de Courcy & Pauline McNamara from RTE, Jackie Edwards & Lucy Pryke from BBC, and Alexi Wheeler from Nickelodeon.

 

Cathy Beldon, known from RED ROCK on our TV screens at the moment and amazing films PHILOMENA and A LITTLE CHAOS will be around. Peter O’ Meara known from LOVE/HATE and HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU will also be seen on the streets of Dingle over St. Patrick’s Weekend. By the sound of it, with less than a week to go, you never know who could yet show up at this Festival!

 

The World Premiere of THE CREST will take place in The Blasket Centre on Saturday 19 at 6pm, with a total of 19 members of cast & crew coming in from The Staes, the film was shot on The Peninsula and tells the story of two decedents of An Rí who come to surf the waves to The Blaskets.

 

With over 170 films from right across the globe and a packed programme of activities, including many animated films suitable of kids there is something for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Go to www.dinglefilmfestival.com right now for details, or to www.animationdingle.com to see our brand new website and book your place for one of the hottest tickets this year in Ireland!

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This year, Dingle IFF will pay special tribute to one of the ultimate masters of film – David Lean. Renowned for epics like Dr. Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia, his expansive filmography has garnered 23 Academy Awards over 16 films.

In 1968, Lean, his cast and crew, travelled to Dingle to film what would later become one of his most well renowned works – Ryan’s Daughter. This year, Dingle IFF celebrates its 10th year in existence, and with a centennial atmosphere already very much in the air, we know of no better film to screen on our opening night. This will also mark a rare opportunity to witness such a classic in the traditional setting of the fabulous Phoenix Cinema.

Filmed on the Dingle peninsula, Ryan’s Daughter gave the world at large, an artistic and directorial vision of one of the most scenic parts of our modest country. Dealing with the love affair between a man and a woman on opposing sides of the 1916 Rising, we believe this to be a poignant and fitting tribute. To Dingle, to David Lean, to Ireland, and to film.

We plan to further celebrate the works of David Lean with screenings of the romantic classic Brief Encounter, and the hilarious Hobson’s Choice. We hope to offer a broad spectrum of the diverse genres the director handled, through screening an epic of immediate relevancy, a romance of endearing drama, and an utterly timeless comedy.

These will all be must-sees across the weekend, but none we feel is as befitting as Ryan’s Daughter. We are as humbled as we are ecstatic to be screening such an epic on our opening night. A film that did so much for Dingle, for Ireland, and now we have a small opportunity to show our gratitude.

NOT TO MISS!!!

Kerry Filmmakers Forum with Lisa Fingleton

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Dingle International Film Festival are proud to present the Kerry Filmmakers Forum
in association with Kerry County Council Filmmaker in Residence Lisa Fingleton. This dynamic forum will create opportunities for cross collaboration, networking and future project development.

If you are interested in any aspect of film development in Kerry, this is the place for you. Directors, animators, artist/filmmakers, screenwriters and composers are invited to bring along new projects and ideas for peer feedback.

If you would like to present clips or images to illustrate your proposal, please let Lisa know by 5pm Friday 11th March on lisafingleton@gmail.com.

Kerry Filmmakers Forum will take place during Dingle IFF

St. James’ Church on Friday 18th March at 12.30pm

This is a FREE event but booking is essential. Please let Lisa know if you are attending.

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Cúis áthais d’Fhéile Idirnáisiúnta Scannán an Daingin an cúigear iomaitheoir i mbabhta ceannais Físín 2016 a fhógairt.

Is iad san:
Gillian Grattan
Elaine Kennedy
Dáithí Ó Cinnéide
Antoin Coll
Sinéad Ralston
Glacfaidh an cúigear páirt i seisiún pitseála, ar oscailt saor in aisce don bpobal, ar an Domhnach 20 Márta. Gheobhaidh an buaiteoir seans a scannán a dhéanamh le cabhair duais airgid €5,000 mar aon le luach €2,000 fearais léirithe ó Vast Valley Ltd.
Ba mhaith linn buíochas a ghabháil le gach aon duine a bhí páirteach sa chomórtas, agus comhghairdeas a dhéanamh leis an gcúigear roghnaithe.
Gabhaimid buíochas chomh maith le Gerry Stembridge agus le Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin a reachtáil an deireadh seachtaine forbartha sa tSamhain, agus leis an bpainéal measúnaithe: Nuala O’Connor, Éanna de Buis agus Rachel Holstead.
Feicfimid céadléiriú scannáin Mháiréad Kiernan, buaiteoir Físín 2015, ag an bhFéile.
Beidh Féile Idirnáisiúnta Scannán an Daingin ar siúl idir Márta 17 agus Márta 20 2016.
Tuilleadh eolais ó www.dinglefilmfestival.com
Dingle International Film Festival are delighted to announce the 5 finalist for Físín 2016
The finalists are:

Gillian Grattan
Elaine Kennedy
Daithí OCinnéide
Antoin Coll
Sinéad Ralston

The 5 finalist will take part in a live pitching session, open to the public and free of charge on Sunday 20th March. The winning pitch will go forward to make their film with a cash prize of €5,000 and €2,000 worth of filming equipment from Vast Valley Ltd.
We would like to thank all the participants who took part and congratulate the 5 finalists.
We would also like to thank Gerard Stembridge and Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin for over seeing The Físín Development weekend last November and to our Físín judges: Nuala O Connor, Enna de Buis and Rachel Holstead
Our 2015 Físín winner Mairead Kiernan will premiere her film at the festival.
Dingle IFF will take place March 17th to March 20th 2016
Further details at www.dinglefilmfestival.com
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The nominations have been released! And this year the prizes are pretty awesome!

We’re delighted to announce Toon Boom and Final Draft have joined us in recognising, and celebrating, our up and coming animators and storytellers.

Every winner in each category will receive a custom made, beautiful, leather bound Animation Dingle sketchbook, from local designer Holden Leather Goods, Dingle. These are one of a kind, and made especially to our design for the festival, and we hope will be a keepsake of your first award at Dingle.

Several categories have additional prizes (see below for full details and awards).

TOON BOOM have generously provided us with 7 TOON BOOM packages, including Harmony Premium,  Harmony Advanced, and licences for their most recently launched Storyboard Pro 5.

Without great stories, we can’t make great animation, so Final Draft have recognised this providing us with two licenses for the winners of Best Writer and Best Director.

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Best Irish Student Animation Award: Winner receives Harmony Premium

Did you hear about her Dad? – Jessica Patterson.
Sour Puss – Emily Lynch.
Bugg & Mr. Hill – Sean Cunningham.
Terrain – Suzanne Williams.
The Teacup – Elif Boyacioglu.
SubAdult – Katie Lyons.
Discovery – Paul Mc Veigh, Andrew Brennan, Sam Hudson, Rebekah Quinn, Bobby Strain.
At A Loss – Stephen Cunningham.

Best International Student Animation Award:  Winner receives Harmony Premium

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

Best Design/Art Direction: Winner receives Storyboard Pro 5

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

Best Director: Winner receives Final Draft

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

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Best Writer: Winner receives Final Draft

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

Best Music/Sound Design:

The Forest Paper – Sipparpad Krongraksa, Thailand.
Let’s Go – Kevin Li, USA.
Cavemans – Joe Carroll.
Here Be Giants – Thomas Heban, USA.
Buoy – Olly Blake.
The Teacup – Elif Boyacioglu.

Best WIP Award (work in progress) : Winner receives Storyboard Pro 5

Silver’s Millions – Seán O’ Reilly.
The Last Leaf – Olya Golubeva.
The Trickster – Kerri Targett.
Back In Ten – Marc Hendry.

Best VFX (visual effects):

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.
Slán – Mark Mullan, Abigail Gelston, Natasha Crowley, Claire Miller.

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Best Character Animation (Irish Selection only): Winner receives Harmony Advanced

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

Best Cinematography:

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

Best 2D Animation (Irish Selection only): Winner receives Harmony Advanced

Terrain – Suzanne Williams.
Did you hear about her Dad? – Jessica Patterson.
Fur From Home – Aidan Neeson.
SubAdult – Katie Lyons.
Sour Puss – Emily Lynch.
Bugg & Mr. Hill – Sean Cunningham.

Best 3D CGI Animation:

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

Best Stopmotion Animation

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

Best Combined Animation: Winner receives Harmony Advanced

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

Animation Dingle recognises: (Whilst not an award category, this is recognition of achievement in non-graduate animated short films)

What’s The Point – Eleanor Burke.
Unsocial – Emma Kinsella.
Wilted – Liam Reilly.

Dingle International Film Festival is honoured to make a presentation to The Peck Family to acknowledge and celebrate Gregory Peck’s Birth Centenary. Members of the Peck family will be presented with The Gregory Peck Award at a ceremony on Saturday 6th February in Santa Barbara, CA. where Maurice Galway, Festival Director, is presenting a programme of Irish animated films as part of the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Gregory Peck was born on April 5th 1916, a unique and seminal year in Irish history. His grandmother, Catherine Ashe, was Irish and from Minard, just outside Dingle and Gregory was related to the republican Thomas Ashe who played a major role in The 1916 Easter Rising. It is more than fitting then for Dingle IFF in this Ireland’s centenary to honour The Pecks.

“The Peck family is thrilled to be receiving the Gregory Peck Award during Gregory’s centennial year, and the centenary of Irish independence. We are looking forward to welcoming the Dingle International Film Festival to California, and to a bit of craic with Maurice Galway and our Dingle friends Brian and Maraid De Staic”. Cecilia Peck

The Gregory Peck Award is based on the Aglish Pillar from Minard, now housed in the National Museum of Ireland.  The award is designed by Brian de Staic who is also attending the presentation in Santa Barbara.

Recipients of The Gregory Peck Award to date have included Laura Dern, Gabriel Byrne, Jim Sheridan, Jean-Jacques Beineix and Stephen Frears.

Dingle IFF, which runs from 17th to 20th March, will close its 10th festival with a screening of Gregory Peck’s classic film ROMAN HOLIDAY on March 20th.

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Listed in ‘The Top 25 Events Not To Missed In The World’ by Animation Magazine, Animation Dingle celebrates 4 years of showcasing Irish animated film in March, and is an integral part of the Dingle International Film Festival, now in its 10th year.

Animation Dingle is delighted to announce our selected programme from our open submissions process.
We wish to thank all the film makers who submitted to the festival, and congratulate the film makers who have been selected.

It is so encouraging to see films from all over the world included in our selected programmes*.

Nominations for our student awards will be announced at a later date.

 

Here are our selected Features and Shorts for our 2016 Programme:

 

Feature Animated Films

Yellow Bird – Christian de Vita, France.

Battle of Surabaya – Aryanto Yuniawan, Indonesia.

Two by Two – Toby Genkel, Sean Mc Cormack. Producer Moe Honan, Ireland.

The Laws of The Universe – Part 0 – Isamu Imakake, Japan.

The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead and Roundhead – Elliot Cowan, USA.

Irish World Tour Programme

Screening at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Feb 4th & 6th), Toronto Irish Film Festival (March 4th – 6th) and Animation Dingle (March 19th).

A Coat Made Dark – 
Jack O Shea.

Angel of 1916 – Treehouse Republic.

CODA – Of Maps and Plans.

Deadly – Kavaleer.

Did you hear about her Dad? – Jessica Patterson.

Ode to Love – 
Brown Bag Films.

Snowfall – 
Conor Whelan.

Somewhere Down The Line – 
Cartoon Saloon.

Sour Puss – Emily Lynch.

Terrain – Suzanne Williams.

The Teacup – Elif Boyacioglu.

Violet – Maurice Joyce.

Wounded – Helga Kristjana Bjarnadøttir.

 

Irish Short Films

Boy Bear & Robot – Joe Loftus.

City of Roses – 
Kavaleer Productions.

Geist – 
Giant Animation.

Jewels – 
Igloo Animations.

The Great Fall – Zink Films.

The Story Will Be Revealed in the Movie – 
Brown Bag Films.

Unhinged – 
Tom Caulfield.

Wayne The Stegosaurus – Aran Quinn.

 

International Short Films

The Red Herring – Leevi Lemmetty, Finland.

Waltz Duet – 
Camille Fourcade, France.

5 Meters 80 – 
Anne-Victoire Napoly, France.

Hey Deer – Örs Bárczy, Hungary.

Star Taxi – Juraj Krumpolec, Slovakia.

Adam’s Bad Christmas – Gabriel Sonderegger Switzerland Islander’s Rest by Claudius Gentinetta, Switzerland.

Crash Testing – Yuting Hsueh, Taiwan.

I am not a mouse – Evgenia Golubeva, UK.

The Magpie – Will Wivell, UK.

The Apple Tree – Scott Storm, USA.

Here Be Giants – 
Thomas Heban, USA.

 

Irish & Northern Ireland Short Student Films
Colleges represented include – Ballyfermot College of Further Education, IADT Dun Laoghaire, Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education, University of Ulster, LIT Limerick School of Art and Design, Clonmel and IT Tralee.

At A Loss
 – Stephen Cunningham.

Bob and the Magic Camera – Adam Kemp.

Bugg & Mr. Hill – Sean Cunningham.

Buoy – Olly Blake.

Cavemans – Joe Carroll.

Citeog – Jamie Kerr.

Claws – John O’ Connell.

Cope – Greta Kelly, Sorcha McGlinchey, Edward Boyle, Molly Murray, Stephen Cole.

Discovery – Paul Mc Veigh, Andrew Brennan, Sam Hudson, Rebekah Quinn

Bobby Strain.

Féar – Ciara Nolan.

Fur From Home – Aidan Neeson.

Harvest
 – Simon Riley.

His Style – Jack Banks.

Open Wide
 – Natasha Crowley, Katie McQuillan, Blayne Fitzpatrick.

Pain in the Neck – Kerry McCormick, Aisling McElroy, Jennifer McWhirter, Matthew Skelly.

PNxKNF – Keith Kavanagh.

Pretty Thin
 – Clive Scannell.

Slán
 – Mark Mullan, Abigail Gelston, Natasha Crowley, Claire Miller.

SubAdult
 – Katie Lyons.

‘T’
 – Stephen Poole.

The Last Leaf
 – Olya Golubeva.

The Lonely Windmill – Rachel Dixon, Aimee Kirkham-Priester, Ryan Smith, Oisin Cash.

The Mothership
 – Matthew Hamill, Paul McGrath, Natasha Walsh, Amy Seaman.

Thread – John Armstrong.

Unsocial – Emma Kinsella.

Valley Where The Rivers Run – Sean McHenry.

Walk Dog, Dog’s Dead. Sorry – Dermott Lynskey.

What’s The Point
 – Eleanor Burke.

Wilted – Liam Reilly.

 

International Short Student Films

Michi – Kaho Yoshida, Canada.

CAGE’ 折枝 – Pengpeng Du, China.

Pirouette – Zige Zhang, China/USA.

First Snow – Lenka Ivancikova, Czech Republic.

The Present
 – Jacob Frey, Germany.

Grandma A True Story
 – Viviane Peoc’h, France.

Obsolescence – Andrea Cristini, Italy.

Trolled – Tao Kai Yuan and Clara Lim, Singapore.

The Idea Thief – Dani Álava, Spain.

The Valley Below – Joel Hofmann, Switzerland.

The Forest Paper – Sipparpad Krongraksa, Thailand.

After the End
 – Sam Southward, UK.

Dawn’s Light – Joanne McInnes, UK.

Dominic
 – Rossie Stone, UK.

Foxxy Joe – Daniel Gold, UK.

Hortugan Tales – Saara Väkiparta, UK.

I Could Eat A Horse – Jake Hovell, UK.

I’m Good With Plants – Thomas Harnett Omeara, UK.

MANOMAN
 by Simon Cartwright, UK.

After Hours – Danielle Lathrop, USA.

Grounded
 – Thomas de Maleingreau, USA.

Let’s Go – Kevin Li, USA.

Revolutionary Rabbit
 – Yu-Nien Chien, USA.

Special Sublime – Winnie Wang, USA.

Taking the Plunge – Elizabeth Ku,Nick Manfredi,

Thaddaeus Andreades,Marie Raoult, USA.

The Journey – Puthima Wongdeeprasith, USA.

The Blue and the Beyond – Youri Dekker, USA.

The Big, The Bad and The Bunny – Minji Sohn & Laura Talaway, USA.

Tiny Power – Chen Chang, USA.

Zoe
 – ChiHyun Lee, USA/ Korea.

*The 2016 festival will also see screening of a selected French Shorts Programme in partnership with The French Embassy, A selection of our YAOTY finalist, all soon to be announced. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @ANIMATIONDINGLE for updates.


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