In 2016 we wanted to have a fun festival and we certainly enjoyed ourselves! We had the fabulous Duke Johnson as our special guest as well as a cool group of visitors from the UK!! ‘Joining Dots’ directed by Fiona Ryan, from the National Film School, IADT won the Graduate/Student Film Award and the Audience Choice Award was won by Sean Cunningham, the Irish School of Animation, BCFE.
The festival in 2016 also awarded the ‘Spirit of 1916’ award to Naomi O’Reilly for the film ‘Granite and Chalk’ and the ‘Best Irish’ film was won by Stephen Fagan of Treehouse Republic!
A Big thank you to everyone who submitted their films – we look forward to viewing the 2017 entries!
BEST IRISH STUDENT OR GRADUATE FILM
Fiona Ryan – the National Film School, IADT.
What’s the Point?
Eleanor Bourke – the National Film School, IADT
SPIRIT OF 1916 AWARD
Granite and Chalk
Naomi O’Leary, NaomiCo, Dublin.
BEST IRISH FILM
Angel of 1916
Stephen Fagan, Treehouse Republic Animation, Dublin
A Coat Made Dark
Jack O’Shea, Still Films
SOCIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
Markus Kemp, Germany
Portrait of a Windup Maker
Michael Sewarin, the Netherlands
BEST INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Three Little Ninjas Delivery Service: Damsel in Distress
Karim Rhellam and Kim Claeys
BEST INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SHORT FILM
The Last Day of a Condemned Man
Le Gobelins, France
Giulia Martinelli and Marta Gennar – Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – sede Piemonte
Michael Sewnarain, The Netherlands – Winner
Tom Caulfield, Barley Films, Dingle, Co. Kerry
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
Sean Cunningham, Irish School of Animation, BCFE.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD