Director’s Letter 2015

Dublin Animation Film Festival 2015 will be happening on the 16th and 17th October 2015!

We have a fantastic line up of speakers and events this year!

We would like to welcome you to Lecture Theatre A019 at IADT (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology) on Friday, 16th October, where we will be hosting a series of lectures with some fabulous people from the Animation industry!

Nelson Lowry from Laika Studios, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Ian Mackinnon from Mackinnnon and Saunders, UK.

Michele Chiappa from Karrot Animatio, UK

Damien Byrne from Brown Bag Films, Dublin.

On Saturday, 17th October we will be hosting a special screening of ‘Song of the Sea’ in the Pavilion Theatre at 12.10 pm in Dun Laoghaire – which will be followed by a Q & A in the LexIcon Theatre.

Following the Q & A, there will be screenings of the shortlisted films and a special retrospective screening of some wonderful Irish animated shorts that were created between 1995-2015!

Our awards ceremony will take place at 6.15pm in the Pavilion Theatre. So be sure to book your tickets early!

Ticket bookings for the screenings can be made at

I would like to thank our wonderful sponsors who have helped to make this happen!

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, National Film School, IADT, Dún Laoghaire Business Improvement District, Luminosity, Diep at Home and Blackrock Cellar.

Finally, thanks to my friends and family and volunteers for your support.

Fionnghuala Ní Néill, Festival Director, Dublin Animation Film Festival.