Dublin Animation Film Festival 2014 Announces Winners

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Dublin Animation Film Festival Award Trophies created by IADT student Michael Flynn

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 October 18th winners across seven categories were presented with festival trophies.

The award for Best Irish Short film was shared by Alan Holly of MapsandPlans Animation for the film Coda and Paul O’Muiris of Cartoon Saloon for the film The Ledge End of Phil (from Accounting).

Winners at the festival also included Damien O’Connor of Brown Bag Films whose film Anya won in the Community Award category and Olesya Shchukina of Folimage, France, whose film Elephants with Bicycles won Best International Short Film.

Best Irish Student Short Film went to Wounded by Helga Kristjana Bjarnadottir, Gavin Fullerton and Julie Rush of Ballyfermot College of Further Education. Best International Student Short film was presented to The Prize Inside by Reece Porter and Sarah Chunghee Kambara of Ringling College of Art and Design, Florida, USA.

The Best Under 18s award was presented to The Battle of Ravenwind – the Right to Radios by participants of Fighting Words in association with Brown Bag Films and the Audience Choice award went to Robert Cullen of Boulder Media for “Fresh Cut Grass”.

The Dublin Animation Film Festival saw a wide range of events take place across two days. The festival featured talks from industry professionals and experts including Oscar nominee Bill Plympton who delivered a masterclass in The National Film School (NFS) on IADT’s campus as part of The National Film School Lecture series. At the Awards Ceremony Bill Plympton received an award for his seventh feature film Cheatin’.

The Dublin Animation Film Festival programme of events at IADT also featured talks and demonstrations from Sandrine Flament (illustrator and animator at Plymptoons Studios) Will Becher (Aardman Studios), Aaron Wood (Slurpy Studios) and Student Academy Award winner, Kristina Yee.

Festival news is available on www.dublinanimationfilmfestival.com and on Twitter @dublinanimation.

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