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What a terrific year for Irish Graduate Films! We are delighted with the number of entries we received. Congratulations to the teaching staff of the National Film School – IADT, Ballyfermot College of Further Education and Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education! You should be very proud!   The following Graduate Films will be screened at DAFF 2015!   His Style, directed by Jack Banks, Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education Exterium, directed by Richard Barragy, Ballyfermot College of Further Education I am Always with You, directed by Martyna Borkowska,Read More
The following films have been selected for the Under 18s and Social Recognition Awards for Daff2015! Many thanks for entering your films!   1. The Story will be Revealed in the Movie! – Brown Bag Films in Association with Fighting Words! 2. Mitchell Goldfield – directed by Emmie and Lilly Thompson, UK. 3. Nowhere,  directed by I-Cheng Lee, USA. 4. Remember to Smile! – directed by Bibi Queisen, the Netherlands. 5. Raydo – directed by Avraham Eligal, Israel. 6. Bampa, directed by Daniel Evans, UK. 7. Bullied, directed by MatthewRead More

Posted On September 30, 2015By adminIn 2015, Headline post

Official Selection – Irish Short Films

  We are delighted to announce that the following short films made by Irish animation studios will be screened at DAFF2015!! An Ode to Love – Matthew Darragh, Brown Bag Films Collage – David Quin Doopydo – Wigglywoo Ltd. Kiddie Winkie Cigarettes – Cliff Parrott, Banga.U.E. Media Meanwhile on the train… – Aidan McAteer, Pink Kong Studios Somewhere Down the Line – Julien Regnard, Cartoon Saloon Snowfall – Conor Whelan Tea with the Dead – Wigglywoo Ltd. The Red Herring – Leevi Lemetty, Ink and Light The Story of GinRead More
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Posted On September 16, 2015By adminIn 2015

Michele Chiappa – Karrot Animation

Michele Chiappa from Karrot Animation confirmed as Guest Speaker for Dublin Animation Film Festival. Dublin Animation Film Festival is delighted to announce that Michele Chiappa, the Lead Editor on the BAFTA winning pre-school animated show Sarah & Duck for BBC Worldwide will be giving the opening lecture at Dublin Animation Film Festival 2015. Michele’s lecture entitled Complete Control will focus on the role of the editor in animation. Michele’s lecture will cover the difference between editing animation and live action films, and the importance of the editor’s role in theRead More
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Posted On September 16, 2015By adminIn 2015

Damien O’Connor – Brown Bag Films

Dublin Animation Film Festival is delighted to welcome Damien O’Connor from Brown Bag Films as a guest speaker at Dublin Animation Film Festival 2015. Damien currently works at Brown Bag Films as an Episodic Director on the number one US preschool show Doc McStuffins for Disney Junior and has previously written and directed four award winning Irish Film Board funded shorts (Mutt, Ledog, Dick Terrapin, After You). His most recent short film ANYA was a unique collaboration between Brown Bag Films and Irish NGO ‘To Russia With Love’ to help highlightRead More
Tomm Moore
Dublin Animation Film Festival is delighted to announce that Tomm Moore, the Co- founder and Creative Director of Cartoon Saloon will participate in a Q & A session after a screening of ‘Song of the Sea’ at the Pavilion Theatre, on Saturday, 17th October 2015. The screening will commence at 12.10 pm. Bookings for the screening and Q & A can be made from the Pavilion Website. Cartoon Saloon was founded in 1999 by Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey and Paul Young, who met whilst studying animation in Ballyfermot Senior College,Read More
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Posted On September 16, 2015By adminIn 2015

Ian Mackinnon – Mackinnon & Saunders

Dublin Animation Film Festival is delighted to welcome Ian Mackinnon from Mackinnon and Saunders, UK as a guest speaker to Dublin Animation Film Festival 2015. Ian Mackinnon will be giving a talk entitled Mackinnon and Saunders Retrospective at  IADT, (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology) on Friday, 16 October 2015 in the Main Atrium A109 at 1.30pm. Check this website in October for more details! Mackinnon & Saunders Retrospective. Creative Director and co-founder Ian Mackinnon will look back at the studios development from character development of stop motionRead More
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Posted On September 16, 2015By adminIn 2015

Nelson Lowry – National Film School Lecture

Dublin Animation Film Festival is delighted to announce that this year’s National Film School Lecture will be given by Nelson Lowry of Laika Studios, Portland, Oregon, USA. This lecture will take place in Lecture Theatre A019, in the Main Atrium, IADT (Dun Laoghaire College of Art, Design and Technology) on Friday, 16 October at 2.45pm. This lecture is free and members of the public are welcome to attend! Nelson Lowry’s lengthy credits include LAIKA’s current production Kubo and the Two Strings as well as The Boxtrolls and ParaNorman. He also contributed hisRead More
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Posted On September 16, 2015By adminIn Headline post

Our Special Guest Speakers!

We are delighted to announce a terrific line-up of Speakers for Dublin Animation Film Festival 2015. On Friday, 16th October we will be welcoming Nelson Lowry, Laika Studios,  Ian Mackinnon from Mackinnon and Saunders, Michele Chiappa from Karrot Animation and Damien O’Connor from Brown Bag Films! All lectures will be held on Friday, 16 October 2015 at IADT (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology) in Lecture Theatre A019 in the Main Atrium. All lectures are free and open to the public. (If you are travelling to IADT, theRead More
Net Visionary Awards Shortlisted Badges 2015-Social Good
The festival team of volunteers have been quiet – but that is because we have been working hard! We will be announcing a line up of speakers shortly, but in the meantime, we have some great news – we have been nominated for an IIA Dot IE Net Visionary Award! The category is pretty cool too – ‘Best Use of Technology for Social Good’. To view the other categories and nominations – click shortlist! To vote for us – click vote! Thanks for supporting us! The DAFF2015 Team!  Read More