DAFF 2018
We are celebrating the 8th Animation Film Festival in Dún Laoghaire and Blackrock, County Dublin this year!

This year’s festival will take place on the 26 and 27 October 2018.

When the festival started in 2011, Ireland was suffering from the global recession. The first festival was a one-day event, which received 45 entries and the first festival screenings were held in a former Methodist Church in Blackrock, now known as the Urban Junction. (We still hold animation workshops for children there). The story of how the festival started, the extraordinary dedication and support from the local community, animators, film fans, family and sponsers to make this dream a reality, deserves its own film.

We are delighted to have received so many entries for 2018 and are currently reviewing them now. The shortlist will be published online in late September 2018.

Over the summer, we will be working on our programme of screenings and events. So be sure to visit this website regularly! You can follow us on twitter @dublinanimation and on our Facebook page.

We would like to thank our sponsors and supporters who have helped to make this festival come to life! Check out our sponsors and please support them - Dublin Animation Film Festival would not have reached Year 8 without them!

Open 2018 Programme Here | Download 2018 Programme Here

We are delighted to announce that we will be screening Cartoon Saloon’s Academy Award Ⓒ nominated feature ‘The Breadwinner’ and holding a Q & A, after the screening with a special guest from Cartoon Saloon after the screening. We are also hoping to welcome another special guest over from the UK – so follow us on twitter and keep checking this website for updates!

Call for Entries
The closing date for entries to the DAFF 2018 has passed. We do not accept late submissions.

The closing date for applying for the Boulder Media internship is the 3rd September 2018. You can download your application form here.

Please note: We do not accept late entries.