2013 proved to be a turning point in the festival. We received nearly 300 entries and the ‘stand out’ film that year was ‘Miss Todd’. This lovely short stop motion animated musical brought to life the story of Miss Lillian E. Todd, the first woman to build and fly an aeroplane. ‘Miss Todd’ was a Student Academy Award winner in 2013 – it was the first time that an animated film won an award in the Foreign category.
BEST IRISH SHORT FILM
Joel Simon and Tim Bryans, Flickerpix/Waddell Media, Northern Ireland.
BEST IRISH STUDENT OR GRADUATE SHORT FILM
Adam Kavanagh, Irish School of Animation, BCFE.
BEST INTERNATIONAL STUDENT OR GRADUATE SHORT FILM
Kristina Yee, National Film and Television School, London.
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
Le Vagabond de St. Marcel
Reny Hotin, France.
COMMUNITY RECOGNITION AWARD
Orla Murphy and Orla McHardy
University College, Dublin.