Here is some information about our lovely Supporters!

Currently working on Ireland's first Feature 3D Animation Film for Global Theatrical Release. Boulder Media is an Irish animation company based in Dublin. The company was established in 2000 and since then we have gone on to become one of Ireland’s largest animation studios, attracting high profile projects from across the globe and working with leading broadcasters such as Cartoon Network and the BBC. Some of the shows produced by Boulder Media are Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends, Hasbro’s Littlest Pet Shop and Danger Mouse for the BBC. While Boulder Media is primarily known for its 2D Animated TV Shows our work also includes full 3D production, too. In late 2016 Boulder Media was acquired by Hasbro and we currently work from two Studios, the first is our Headquarters in Sandymount, Dublin 4 which is our TV Studio, the second in Hawkins Street, Dublin 2 which is our Feature Film Studio. We have commenced work on our first CGI Feature Film. The film to be announced, will be a well-known Hasbro property. We are continually recruiting animation professionals at all levels in both 2D and 3D. Should you wish to work for us please visit and have a look at our job page for our current vacancies.

Since 2011, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council (DLR) have supported the festival. The Council has a long established record of supporting Arts and Cultural Events. To find out more about DLRCC, click here.

Luminosity has been a sponsor and supporter of Dublin Animation Film Festival since 2014, when Sharon Kavanagh Banks, the CEO of Luminosity became a volunteer! Luminosity has sponsored children's animation and comic book workshops in various locations in Dublin and is a particular fan of the DAFF Best Soundtrack category. So far 'Unhinged' directed by Tom Caulfield of Studio Okinawa is one of the Luminosity Favourites - but was last year was won over by 'The Red Turtle' by directed by Michael Dudok De Wit.

Back in 2012, the Festival organisers were trying to get sponsorship for the awards ceremony. Joel Durand had recently taken over an off-licence on the Main Street and re-named ‘Blackrock Cellar’. When Joel Durand and his fabulous wife Katia were asked if they could become sponsors, the answer was a resounding YES! (We didn’t know that Joel was a fan of animation!) For the last five years Joel and his team have sponsored the drinks party we hold before the DAFF awards. The support from him and his team has always been beyond generous. We were delighted that Blackrock Cellar won Off-Licence of the Year in 2017 – it was well over-due!!



We would like to thank the following people who have supported the festival from 2011 – 2018. Thanks to your participation, encouragement and enthusiasm, the festival has made it to 2019! This list is growing all the time and will definitely increase during the next few months!

Michael Algar, Ciaran Barry, Rachel Barry, Sarah Barry, Will Becher, Fionn Boland, Laura Boland (Senator) Victor Boyhan, Damien Byrne, Triona Campbell, Tom Caulfield, Michele Chiappa, Merlin Crossingham, Mark Dillon, Matt Dillon, Dr. Annie Doona, (IADT), Dr. Helen Doherty, Clyde Doyle, Harpreet Deighan, Joel Durand, Gwen Fagan, Keith Foran, Gwen Forde, Arlene Fox, Jody Gannon, Michael Hayden, Padraic Hanley, Jennifer Hall, Fiona Healy, Peter Hodges, Julian King, Arthur Lappin, Sharon Kavanagh Banks, Carl Banks, Seana Kevany, Neil Kilgallon, Gareth Lee, Alan Nolan, Tomm Moore, Ian McKinnon Eimhin McNamara, Aimee O’Brien, Damien O’Connor, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, Sherra Murphy, David Power, Sue Pugh, Michael Quin, Elizabeth Quirke, Margaret Quirke, Rai Sandstrom, Christine Sheridan, Katie Steed, (Cllr) Carrie Smyth, (Cllr) Patricia Stewart, Studio HB, Donald Taylor Black, Jason Tammemagi, Meabh Tammemagi, Paula Tierney, Jon Turner, (Cllr) Barry Ward, Mateusz Wojtas, Aaron Wood, Robin Whenary, Luke Wymer, Olwen Wymer, Kristina Yee.

Finally – For the O’Neill family – go raibh míle maith agat!