Posted on Oct 20, 2020
Congratulations to the talented and courageous students and graduates who worked through a tough and challenging time. 2020 has not been an easy year!
It is our dream to hold a real screening in a venue in Dun Laoghaire in 2021. So please support the virtual festival this year!
Irish Student and Graduate Shortlist
A Minor Tale, directed by Amy Harrington, LIT, Clonmel.
Looking for Freedom, directed by Aurelie Gauthier, The Irish School of Animation, BCFE.
The Comedian, directed by Beren McCormack, the National Film School, IADT.
Freja, directed by Sinead Nolan, The National Film School, IADT....
Posted on Oct 17, 2020
Dublin Animation Film Festival 2020 - The first Shortlist!
On the 24th, 25th and 26th of October 2020, we will be showcasing some terrific short animated films created by Irish animators! It's been a hard slog, but thanks to the team at Eventive.org, we are getting there!
Congratulations to the following animators and studios whose films have been 'Officially Selected!'
Brother Ezekiel - directed by Leon Elliot, Boulder Media.
Rawr - directed by Sorcha McGlinchey, Sorcha Cartoons.
Streets of Fury - directed by Aidan McAteer.
The Voyage - directed by Jessica Patterson, Jam Media.
Wear and Tear ...
Posted on Jun 26, 2020
Writing blog posts comes easily to some people, but for others it is the task that fills them with dread. A blog is personal and if you suffer at all from the "content gremlins" like I do, it can conveniently end up at the bottom of the to-do list.
The COVID-19 pandemic changed everything including the feat of writing blogs. There were more important things to worry about.
Many festivals were cancelled or forced to go on-line this year. We salute the efforts of so many festivals and artists who rowed with waves and went on-line - this took a lot of courage and effort and showed the dedicatio...
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...