Irish animation company, Kavaleer Productions has been officially recognised in two categories at the prestigious Cartoons on the Bay festival to be held this week in Rapallo, Italy.
Kavaleer’s animated series Garth & Bev is one of the 33 animations from around the world to be recognised in the TV Series for Preschool category. Having first premiered on RTE 2, the animation is currently enjoying its second screening on the BBC’s CBeebies.
The 2009 short film Hasan Everywhere is also up for best Educational & Issues Film at the ceremony. This is not the first nomination for the short film, which was scripted and directed by Andrew Kavanagh, CEO of Kavaleer and produced by Ciara Gillan. The film won two Digital Media awards in February and received an Irish Film and Television Award nomination earlier this year.