In 2012, we were still at the ‘baby’ stages of the festival. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council gave the festival some extra funding and we were able to hold a two-day event! We held a special masterclass in the neighbouring Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology on a Friday and screenings and talks were held on the Saturday. We received 167 entries that year! One film that was an audience favourite was the short Irish film ‘Origin’ created by Sean Smith and James Stacey of Souljacker films. The film has a Joycean feel tracking the journey of an Irish guy who emigrating from Ireland, disgusted with what has happened to his country, only to have second thoughts…
BEST INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SHORT FILM
The Fairy Tale Cookery Chronicle
Kamil Jaworek, PWSFTviT, Lodz.
BEST IRISH STUDENT OR GRADUATE SHORT FILM
Graham Tormey and Fiona Healy
Irish School of Animation, BCFE.
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
Il Luster Productions, the Netherlands.
BEST IRISH SHORT FILM
Souljacker Productions, Dublin.
BEST FILM FOR CHILDREN
No little Brothers Allowed
Graham Scott, The National Film School, (IADT)
COMMUNITY RECOGNITION AWARD
Flee in – ‘Should have got a Takeaway’
Kilogramme Animation, Manchester, UK.
BEST FILM BY AN UNDER 18 YEAR OLD
The Pure Project, Wicklow