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Welcome to the website of the 6th Annual Animation Dingle Festival,  where industry and third level participants join together to celebrate the best in class of animated content. The event is made up of conferences, screenings, workshops, and of course the 2018 Student Animation Awards.

In 2017, top executives from Amazon and Disney joined with the BBC, RTÉ, and a wealth of industry professionals, to share their thoughts on the many opportunities that exist today in the Animation Sector, both in Ireland and internationally. The festival hopes to offer students a global perspective on the art of developing, financing, and producing animated content, for screens both big and small, with beautiful Dingle as a dramatic backdrop.

The festival will screen both professional and student shorts and features from Ireland and around the world over its two days.

Look forward to seeing you in Dingle!

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WHO IS MAKING IT HAPPEN

JAM Media, with operations in both Ireland and the United Kingdom, is one of the leading creators and producers of multi-award winning animated and live action content for the children’s and pre-school audience. Priding itself on delivering high quality, innovative, story-driven brands, across multiple platforms, revolving around engaging characters with humour at its heart. The company fully controls and exploits all commercial opportunities arising from its intellectual properties through strategic relationships with all parties, including broadcasters, digital platform providers, publishers, and licensing & merchandising partners across the globe.

The company has produced a number of original television series including the BAFTA® winning, Roy, Baby Jake, PICME, Funky Fables, Tilly & Friends and enjoys excellent collaborative relationships with key broadcasters and ‘like-minded’ partners around the globe.

JAM current properties in production, Little Roy, Zig and Zag and Becca’s Bunch have been very enthusiastically received by the children’s broadcast community, in addition to its latest slate of development projects.

Dingle International Film Festival is couched within the breathtaking town of Dingle on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula, southwest Ireland and is part of The Wild Atlantic Way.

The festival takes places annually in March. Housed within this Gaeltacht area, Dingle IFF is proud to promote the Irish language and is the only festival offering an award for Irish script writing with its Físín event. Dingle is home to many film makers, one of Ireland’s only independent cinemas, is a known film location (Star Wars, Ryan’s Daughter, Far and Away) and a major tourist destination, making it the perfect home for our festival.

Dingle IFF offers feature screenings, masterclasses and workshops from Ireland and around the globe, covering all genres; it is home to the Gregory Peck Award: For Excellence in the Art of Film, (recipients including Gabriel Byrne, Jim Sheridan, Jean Jacques Beineix, Stephen Frears and Laura Dern); it is the first Irish festival to embrace the field of Animation and in 2015 held Ireland’s first ever Animation Awards ceremony in association with Animation Ireland; it is home to the Murakami Award for animation, (recipients including Jimmy T. Murakami, Richie Baneham, Tomm Moore and Don Bluth & Gary Goldman); and it has a full and inclusive Animation Programme of Events as part of Animation Dingle.

Guests to the festival have included: Ben Wheatley, Jack Reynor, Maureen O Hara, Cillian Murphy, Aidan Gillen, Scott Wilson; 2-time Oscar nominated director Sir Alan Parker, inventor of the Stedicam Garrett Brown, 2-time Oscar winner and sound artist Tom Johnson, 2-time Oscar winner Barbara Kopple, producer Ned Dowd, and Oscar nominated actresses Sarah Miles and Saoirse Ronan.