Dublin Animation Film Festival 2024 (the Festival) is calling for entries of short animated films for these categories

  1. Irish Short Film Award.
  2. International Short Film Award.
  3. Irish Student or Graduate Short Film Award.
  4. International Student or Graduate Short Film Award.
  5. Social Recognition (awarded for a short film that delivers a social or charitable message).

The Festival’s judging panel may at its discretion also present an award for any of the following categories:

Best Co-Production (produced by an Irish and overseas production company);
Best Film in the Irish Language;
Best Soundtrack (films from all categories eligible);
Best Comedy or Musical Short Film;
Best 2D Animation.

At the Festival, balloting will take place for an ‘Audience Choice Award’, which will be presented for the short animated film which has been shown and that receives the highest number of audience votes.

The Festival may be held online and if so, an online poll will be conducted for this award.

Maximum running time for each entry (in any category) is 15 minutes.

There is no fee for submitting an entry. Entries must be received by

Winners will receive an award trophy. These will be presented on the day of the Festival at a prize giving ceremony.