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We are delighted to announce that Paper Panthers will be holding  Sand Animation Workshops on Saturday, 11 November 2017. We are particularly interested in organising future workshops  for teenagers and students who wish to add something special to their portfolio! The first workshop will take place on Saturday, 11 November 2017 from 1pm- 4pm. There is no charge for this workshop. For further details and to book a place, please contact info@dublinanimationfilmfestival.com or 086-3209697.Read More
We are delighted to confirm that we are holding a Comic Book workshop (suitable for 7-12 year olds) on Saturday, 11 November 2017 at 2pm in Blackrock Library. The workshop will be given by Alan Nolan and will be approximately 1.5 hours. Alan Nolan is the author and illustrator of the hurling novel Fintan’s Fifteen, and Conor’s Caveman, a book about a boy and a girl who find a caveman frozen in ice, for the O’Brien Press. His latest book, Sam Hannigan’s Woof Week, about a girl who gets brain-swapped withRead More

Posted On October 25, 2017By adminIn Headline News, Top Slider

DAFF 2017 Winners!

DAFF 2017 WINNERS   A lot of great films were submitted this year –  Huge Congratulations to this year’s DAFF Winners!   (Tara Woods and Aoife Moiselle, with Mark Richards, Mutiny Recording Studios) BEST IRISH SHORT FILM   WINNER   An Island – Directed by Rory Byrne of and maps and plans   HONOURABLE MENTION – BEST IRISH SHORT FILM CATEGORY   Second to None – Directed by Vincent Gallagher, Caboom   HONOURABLE MENTION – BEST IRISH SHORT FILM CATEGORY   Deposits – Directed by Trevor Courtney, Igloo Animations  Read More

Posted On October 16, 2017By adminIn Headline News, Top Slider

DAFF programme available now!

It’s been a busy week and we will be welcoming Michael to the festival shortly! The programme is now available to download here. Today Hurricane Ophelia will be paying us a visit, so look after yourselves and we hope to see you at the Festival on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 October!Read More

Posted On October 6, 2017By adminIn Headline News, Top Slider


Best Irish Short Film Category Afternoon at Eleven, directed by Bryan Joseph O’Sullivan An Island, directed by Rory Byrne, andmapsandplans Coranna, directed by Steve Woods Deposits, directed by Trevor Courtney, Igloo Animations Second to None, directed by Vincent Gallagher Wooden Child,  directed by Joe Loftus   Best Irish Student or Graduate Short Film Category Astrocatastrophe, directed by Grace Ryan and Claire McLoughlin, The National Film School, IADT Begging for Change, directed by Matthew Paul Kelly, Letterkenny Institute of Technology Buoy, directed by Olly Blake, Duncan College of Art and DesignRead More
It’s been a long journey, but it has been worth it this year! We have received a great number of entries this year and the standard of films has been amazing!! A big thank you to everyone who submitted their films! Huge thanks to everyone who took part in the judging process and to IFCO for working on the classifications. We are looking forward to making the announcements which will be made by Monday, 2nd October at the latest!Read More
As all of you know, the big news for the festival is welcoming Michael Dudok De Wit as our special guest this year. Michael is giving a Masterclass in dlr LexIcon on Friday, 20 October 2017 at 4.30pm. Michael will talk about the creative process in the making of the film ‘The Red Turtle’. For anyone who will be attending the screening of ‘The Red Turtle’ on Saturday, 21 October, this is an occasion not to be missed! To book your ticket to this special masterclass, book here  Read More
A couple of weeks ago, David Rane one of the Co-Creators of Guth Gafa Documentary Film Festival rang and asked me to curate a reel of animated short films that were suitable for small children. He wanted a selection of films that were entertaining and educational! Well we got to work and we were delighted with the response on Saturday 6th!! The screening took place in the travelling Road House Cinema in the grounds of the beautiful Headfort School in Kells, Co. Meath. The reel included several DAFF favourites includingRead More
Michael Dudok de Wit was born (1953) and educated in Holland. After school, he studied etching in Geneva, and animation at Farnham, England, where he made his first film “The Interview”. After animating for a year in Barcelona he settled in London in 1980. Working free-lance with different studios, in particular with the production company Richard Purdum Productions, he directed and animated many award winning commercials for television and cinema. In 1992 he created his short “Tom Sweep”, followed by “The Monk and the Fish” which was made at theRead More

Posted On July 5, 2017By adminIn Headline News, Uncategorized

Call for Entries 2017

Dublin Animation Film Festival 2017 is calling for short animated films for these categories: Irish Short Film Award International Short Film Award Irish Student or Graduate Short Film Award International Student or Graduate Short Film Award Short Film Produced/Animated by an under 18 year old. The Judges reserve the right to divide the entries submitted into 2 sub-categories (Under 12 years of age and Over 12 years, if appropriate). Social Recognition (awarded for a short film that delivers a social message) Audience Choice Award. For more information download the entryRead More