Calling all animators in Ireland! The deadline to enter the Blackrock Animation Festival Competition is just ten days away – Friday 29th July. The Blackrock Animation Festival and Competition is organised by the Blackrock Business Network and supported by the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Design and Technology (IADT).
To showcase the animation competition entries, a selection will be shown on Saturday 27th August at the Blackrock ‘Pop Up’ cinema at Urban Junction, Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin and awards and prizes will be presented. A mobile cinema at Frascati Shopping Centre will also be showing animation films throughout the Festival as well as other events for this celebration of animation.
A Blackrock business community initiative, the purpose of the Animation Festival and Competition is to encourage emerging and existing talents in animation both in Ireland and abroad. This is the first year of these awards and it is planned that this will be a yearly event. The town is also organising a Family Fun Day on Sunday 29th August. Blackrock will be the place to be on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th August!
Calling for final entries for the animation competition, Festival Director, Fionnghuala Ni Neill said: “This is our first year and we really are thrilled at the level of entries already received – from across the country to as far afield as Japan! Blackrock is a thriving and vibrant town and our Animation Festival will reflect the diversity of businesses here as well as the range of events and activities going on. It is going to be a great weekend with the Family Fun Day being held the following day. More details on the Animation Festival and Family Fun Day will be posted throughout the month of August on the Blackrock Business Network’s website www.iloveblackrock.ie ”