Posted on Nov 09, 2018
Well DAFF 2018 is over and the paperwork is being filed! Huge thanks to everyone who submitted a film. For this first time ever, the team isn't completely wiped out after a festival - in fact, we are already planning the 2019 event!
Posted on Oct 25, 2018
Every year, we have a different design for our trophy!
This year Grace O'Malley, the 'Pirate Queen' was our inspiration - she took no prisoners! We think she would be running a studio if she was alive today!
We may even adopt her permanently. Let's see what the winners on Saturday think!
Here's a sneak preview of the trophies before they were fired!
Huge thanks to Rachel Quinn, the ceramcist who created them.
Check out Rachel's site here: http://www.rachelquinnceramics.ie/
Posted on Oct 23, 2018
Some people have been having problems accessing the DAFF programme. So here it is!
Thanks to everyone who has bought tickets for this year's DAFF - it has been a challenging couple of years, but it is always worth it when we see so many people arriving at the Pavilion Theatre on the big day!
Posted on Oct 22, 2018
Some more films by talented Irish student and graduate animators that are shortlisted for screening!
This screening is for people aged 18 years and over.
The Usual – directed by Eabha Bortolozzo and Jack Kirwin, The National Film School, IADT.
Screw It – directed by Bridge Purcell, The National Film School, IADT.
Fathom – directed by Grainne White, The National Film School, IADT.
Moss + Daisies – directed by Dearbhla Reid, Limerick School of Art and Design.
Sound Holds the Distance Travelled, directed by Gareth Gowran and Sadhbh Lawlor, Colaiste Dhulaigh, CFE, Dublin.
Whack Jobs – directed by ...
Posted on Oct 22, 2018
Here are the films that will be screened on the first reel at DAFF 2018!
Please note that the films on this reel are classified as G and PG
We look forward to viewing them on the 27th October at the Pavilion Theatre!
Best Second Level Student Short Film
Dead End - Directed by Ethan Campbell.
Under the Sea - Directed by Ailbhe Cannon.
Best Irish Short Film
Departure - directedy by Aoife Doyle, Pink Kong Studios, Dublin.
Late Afternoon - directed by Louise Bagnall, Cartoon Saloon Studios, Kilkenny.
The Bird & the Whale - directed by Carol Freeman, Paper Panther Studios, Dublin.
The Flying Octo...
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...