Posted on Oct 16, 2018
BOULDER MEDIA WELCOMES TIM ALLEN TO DUBLIN ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL!
Dublin Animation Film Festival and Boulder Media are delighted to welcome Tim Allen to Dublin Animation Film Festival.
A stop motion animator for 18 years, Tim Allen was a key animator on Wes Anderson’s latest film Isle of Dogs. His other credits include Fantastic Mr Fox, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, Frankenweenie, Academy Award winning Peter and the Wolf and the Oscar nominated My Life as a Zucchini. Tim’s TV credits include Fireman Sam, Postman Pat, Shaun the Sheep and Creature Comforts USA for Aardman Animations. Tim was Ani...
Posted on Oct 15, 2018
If I am ever asked to give a talk on how to set up a festival, one thing I will emphasise is that it's the small things that can cause the biggest headaches!
Post-Festival, I will be sending a bouquet of flowers to my graphic designers and the printers for their patience. In the meantime, I am posting up a list of the films that are going to be featuring on the first reel at DAFF - the second reel will follow later this week. Please note that this list on the first reel is not complete and more films will be announced this evening. More information about the directors of these great films will...
Posted on Oct 04, 2018
One film we are looking forward to watching on the big screen is 'The Bird and the Whale'. This beautiful film was directed by Carol Freeman from the talented team at Paper Panthers Studios in Dublin. The DAFF team are great fans of Paper Panthers and worked with them to deliver workshops for children in Blackrock village last year. Definitely a film to watch!
Posted on Oct 02, 2018
We are delighted to announce that Fabian Erlinghäuser, Head of Animation at Cartoon Saloon will be our Guest Speaker at the screening of Cartoon Saloon's Academy Award nominated feature 'The Breadwinner'.
Fabian has 18 years industry experience at the Academy-Award-nominated studio Cartoon Saloon, where he works as Head Of Animation on projects ranging from feature films and short films to TV shows. He was the Animation Director on “The Breadwinner”, the Saloon’s Oscar nominated feature collaboration with producer Angelina Jolie.
His credits include Animation Director and 1st Assistant Directo...
Posted on Jul 31, 2018
BOULDER MEDIA – SPONSORING INTERNSHIP PRIZE AT DUBLIN ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL!
Dublin Animation Film Festival are delighted to announce that Boulder Media, one of Dublin’s largest animation studios is sponsoring a three-month paid internship for a student or graduate who is submitting a short film to Dublin Animation Film Festival.
This paid internship is part of Boulder Media’s campaign to nurture new talent in the animation industry.
Download the application form here.
Robert Cullen, the Founder and Creative Director of Boulder Media had this to say: “I was delighted when my short film ‘F...
Posted on Jul 25, 2018
One of the great perks about organising a film festival is watching the films that have been submitted. When one of the Irish films on our shortlist goes on to win, not only at our festival, but scores of other festivals, it makes our day!
An Island from 2D animation Irish indie company andmapsandplans had its premiere at Galway Fleadh in 2017 and has been screened at numerous other festivals most notably Clemont Ferrand. It picked up the award for best Irish short film at DAFF 2017. It is going to be screened at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in the UK on 7-11 November – if you are plann...
Posted on Jul 23, 2018
"Forget it. There isn’t a demand for an animation film festival in this country." I don’t blame the person for giving me that piece of advice. In 2010, very few people were optimistic about anything working out in Ireland. My own interest in animation began while I was queuing to sign on at the Dún Laoghaire Social Welfare Office. Reading the posters on the wall was one way of dealing with the boredom and fear. It was the small A4 notice offering a course in digital skills that suddenly made my heart jump. It offered a short module in stop-motion animation! I did get accepted on to the course....