Animation Dingle runs in conjunction with Dingle IFF. It is a great networking opportunity for professionals and animation students to mingle with the cream of the international broadcasters, publishers, animation companies and talent from around the world.

Animation Dingle guest broadcast speakers for ANIMATION DINGLE CONFERENCE include: Tim Paterson (Nickelodeon UK), Sarah Muller (CBBC), Pauline McNamara (RTE) and the following guest publisher speakers; Helen Mc Aleer (Walker Books) Richard Haines (Penguin) and David Maybury (Scholastic). Producers are confirmed from JAM Media, Kavaleer, Treehouse, Salty Dog, Geronimo and Cartoon Saloon. James Hickey, CEO of The Irish Film Board will open the day's proceeedings.

This year also sees Animation Dingle hosting the inaugural Animation Ireland Awards ceremony which is taking place on the Friday evening. This is Animation Irelands' first awards ceremony to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding creative talent we have within the Irish and international Animation, VFX and gaming industries.

Tomm Moore director of SONG OF THE SEA and THE SECRET OF KELLS will receive The Murakami Award on the night.

Any student interested in animation should not miss out in this unique opportunity to mix with international broadcasters and producers and have the chance to pitch their ideas and portfolio along with having a Sketch Day in Dingle with Oscar nominated Tomm Moore.
They can do all this for only €20 for an animation student pass.

Animation Dingle 12 + 13 March 2015

Interesting PICKs:

Tomm Moore will do a Q&A session with Roy Naisbitt, following the screening of PERSISTENCE OF VISION which looks at the animation masterpiece by Richard Williams (Oscar-winning animation director of Who Framed Roger Rabbit) who strived to make the best animated film of all time, visionary animator toiled over his masterpiece, The Thief and the Cobbler, for nearly three decades -- only to have it torn from his hands.

Roy Naisbitt was the Art Director on The Thief and the Cobbler and on films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Space Jam and 2011: Space Oddessey.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit: A wonderful opportunity for a whole generation who missed out in this ground breaking animation film that weaves animation and live action seamlessly.

Disney Pixar are giving kids a real treat with a selection of animated short films from Pixar including 2 new films celebrating 20 years of Toy Story and a sneak preview trailer to Disney's latest film INSIDE OUT.