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The closing date for submitting an entry was the 30th June 2015. We would like to thank everyone who submitted an entry.  We estimate that we have received nearly 300 entries! (We will confirm the final number next week!) The fun is now beginning. Keep visiting this site for updates. The festival will take place in IADT (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology) and the Pavilion Theatre in Dun La0ghaire Mark the dates in your calendar – the 16th and 17th October 2015!Read More
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Posted On January 7, 2015By adminIn home page slider


Dublin Animation Film Festival (DAFF)  is the only festival in Ireland that is dedicated completely to showcasing animated films. Our goal is to showcase animated films by Irish and international animators, holding industry related events and introducing the joy of animation and creativity to children and ‘beginners’ of all ages. DAFF can be traced to a small event in Blackrock, County Dublin in August 2011 which was supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Since 2011, the Festival has evolved from screenings at a former church in one afternoon to aRead More
  We would like to wish all of our supporters and sponsors a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2015!   The Festival was a big success in 2014 and we look forward to start work on the 2015 Festival in January!   To view a cute Christmas card, click hereRead More
Bill Plympton at IADTSMALL

Posted On November 7, 2014By adminIn 2014, Cat 1

Bill Plympton – Special Guest Animator 2014

The Irish premiere of Bill Plympton’s 7th feature film Cheatin’ –  took place on the 18th October 2014 at the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire. After the screening Bill took part in a Q & A, co-ordinated by Keith Foran, of IADT. It was a great event. We are keeping our fingers crossed that Cheatin’ will make it on to the Oscar Shortlist! For more updates about Bill Plympton and his work, click here Read More
DAFF2014 trophies

Posted On November 7, 2014By adminIn 2014, Home page info

DAFF Trophies

Since 2012, undergraduate students from the B.A. in Modelmaking, Design and Digital Effects at IADT have been given the opportunity to ‘pitch’ for the task of designing  and creating the trophies that are presented to the winners. In 2012, David Lynham created a replica of the Victorian bandstand located in Blackrock Park. In 2013, Elin Adler’s design was inspired by a stone cross that can be found on the Main Street in Blackrock.  This year, Michael Flynn, a 3rd year student from the BA in Modelmaking, Design and Digital Effects courseRead More

Posted On November 6, 2014By adminIn Blog

Coda long listed for an Oscar!

  Huge congratulations to Alan Holly, (an IADT graduate) and his team at andmapsandplans!   Coda tied for “Best Irish Film” at DAFF2014 – they shared the prize with Cartoon Saloon’s “The Ledge End of Phil (from Accounting)”.   Fingers crossed that Coda gets onto the shortlist!   The DAFF2014 team!Read More
Shaun the Sheep visits Dublin

Posted On October 20, 2014By adminIn Blog, Home page top left

Dublin Animation Film Festival 2014

The Dublin Animation Film Festival took place on the 17th and 18th October 2014 at both the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) and the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire. With a total of 201 submissions from over fifteen countries, 2014 was the biggest year to date for the Dublin Animation Film Festival. At the Awards Ceremony on 18th  October 2014 winners across seven categories were presented with festival trophies which were created by Michael Flynn, a third year IADT student who is currently studying for a BA (Honours) in ModelRead More
Shaun the Sheep visits Dublin
  The Festival programme is now available for downloading! Keep checking the website for festival updates! DAFF 2014 programme svRead More
So far the following films have been shortlisted for the Community Recognition Category. More updates to follow! 1. Fairyland Forest. 2. Anya -  (To Russia With Love and Damien O’Connor, Brown Bag Films). 3. Ditch The Monkey – Eoin Duffy for SpunoutRead More