Tomm Moore, director of Oscar®-nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, will receive The Murakami Award at the Irish Animation Awards in Dingle. Animation Dingle (12 – 13 March) is part of the Dingle International Film Festival (12 – 15 March).

James Hickey, CEO of The Irish Film Board, will hand over the award to Tomm at a presentation as part of the Awards in The Skellig Hotel this Friday night.

The first ever Irish Animation Awards will take place on Friday 13th March at the Dingle Skelligs Hotel in Dingle. This is Animation Irelands’ inaugural awards ceremony to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding creative talent  within the Irish Animation, VFX and gaming industries. The awards also recognise and support animation students and we acknowledge them with our “Best Student Film” category.

Each of the 12 categories have been appointed two judges that worked together to agree the shortlist and will choose the final winner.  Chairs and Judges include Jackie Edwards – Executive Producer of Cbeebies Animation, Tim Patterson – VP, Director of Programming at Nickelodeon UK, Sarah Muller Head of Acquisitions at CBBC, Helen McAleer – Chief Global Development Officer for the Walker Group and a host of names from the world of animation and children’s Television.


Tickets are available at www.dinglefilmfestival.com or you can call the bookings line 0851974481






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