To promote animation as an art form in Ireland and also to promote the “Animation Dingle” event at this year’s festival, we are holding a national competition.

Dingle International Film Festival want young people between the ages of 7 and 11 all over Ireland to come up with the most original cartoon character they can imagine.  It can be any kind of character you wish, taken from myths, fairy tales, sci-fi, adventure or your own every day life. Your character can have super powers or simply be happy going about his/her daily routines.  You can draw you character using any material or you can create your character on a computer.

The winner will receive:

The winner will be given a role in the BAFTA Award Winning TV series ‘ROY’

A Family Weekend trip to Dingle as VIPs to attend Dingle International Film Festival.  This package includes:

2 nights B&B in The Dingle Skellig Hotel
VIP Passes to The Film Festival
A family trip to see Fungi the dolphin
A family ticket to Ocean World

(Prize based on 2 adults and 2 children and has to be used for the festival weekend in Dingle)

Promotion of the competition between Mid-Jan and the end of Feb 2013

Open to ages between 7 and 11

Deadline for entries 5.30pm Thursday 21st Feb 2013

Winner announced on RTE on Monday 25th Feb 2013

Entries must be mailed to: John Benny Moriarty’s, Dingle IFF Cartoon Competition, Strand, Street, Dingle, Co. Kerry

Entries must be on an A4 sheet of paper

Entries can be Landscape or portrait

Entries can be hand drawn or be designed with a computer

Entry must include a written description of your character (no more that 50 words)

Judges decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered in to

Exhibition of animation works: A selection of the competition entries will be exhibited at the festival. The judges will select the works for exhibition.

Animation Dingle  Saturday 16th March 2013
Dingle International Film Festival in association with MEDIA Desk Ireland & JAM Media will bring together in Dingle for a day the top Animation companies working in Ireland, giving them a platform to showcase their current work and show their future plans. The day will involve each company exhibiting their work in the atmospheric St. James’ Church in Dingle.

The event will include a showcase of Irish animation companies, including their work for preschool children and children between 7-11 years of age.

Jimmy T. Murakami will receive The Inaugural Murakami Award at the festival for his lifetime achievement in Animation.

Venue: St. James’ Church
Date: Saturday 16th March 2013
Time: Begin – 10.30am End – 5pm

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