DAFF 2020
A big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who attended our 10th festival that was held virtually during the Bank Holiday weekend in October 2020. Your support and the wonderful films we screened made it an uplifting experience. We are now working on DAFF 2021!

We hope to have a festival in a venue in the future - but in the meantime, stay safe!

Winners 2019

Congratulations to our winners!

An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Seamus Brennan, Leanne Dooley, Limerick School of Art and Design - Winner of the Social Recognition Award and Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor, TD.

An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Seamus Brennan, Rhea Hanlon and Meabh Gilheany, Belfast College of Art, University of Ulster and Mary Mitchell O'Connor, TD.

Jessica Patterson, Jam Media - Winner of the Best Irish Short Film and James McCann, CEO, Clearstory.

Sharon Kavanagh Banks, CEO, Luminosity, and Liam Fahy, the National Film School, IADT, Winner of the Audience Choice Award.

Rob Cullen with Leanne Dooley, Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) and Cliona Noonan, the National Film School, IADT.

Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Max Hendrikson.

Rob Cullen, Creative Director, Boulder Media and Rachel FitzGerald, the National Film School, IADT - Winner of the Best Irish Short Animated Film.

James McCann, CEO Clearstory.

Rob Cullen, Creative Director, Boulder Media reads out the results.

Maire O'Neill and Darragh Magee.

Special thanks to Paul Kewley, (Producer) and Richard Phelan (Director) of “A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon” who gave a wonderful Q & A after the screening of the film at the Pavilion

Paul Kewley – Producer

After a successful career as a TV producer, Paul was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study on the prestigious Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California in 1995. After graduating he set up numerous projects as an independent producer with major Hollywood studios and spent more than a decade working in the US film industry.

Paul returned to the UK in 2009 to join Aardman where he was a key player in developing the company’s feature film slate. Paul produced the Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated ‘Shaun The Sheep The Movie’ with Julie Lockhart. He also produced ‘Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas’ a BAFTA and EMMY nominated Shaun The Sheep special with John Woolley. Paul raised financing for various films on Aardman’s feature slate including Nick Park’s ‘Early Man’ and was the architect of the BFI/ Aardman Film Lab, a scheme intended to develop animated projects in the UK. Paul now has his own business PEK Productions through which he is developing films as well as producing ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’ for Aardman Animations and Studiocanal.

Richard Phelan – Co-Director: A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

After graduating from the National Film and Television School, Richard worked at several London animation studios before joining Aardman as a story artist on Shaun Series 3. Since then he has worked on feature films and TV shows including ‘Shaun the Sheep The Movie’, ‘Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas’ and ‘Early Man’. He is the Co-Director of Aardman’s latest feature film ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’.