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General Entry Criteria

  1. Entries submitted for consideration must be from Irish productions*  that were released (on terrestrial, cable, satellite or digital channels including web based broadcasters who commission content) between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018.
  2. Repeat transmissions are not eligible.

Irish Productions*

  • Projects created and funded in Ireland.
  • International Co-productions in which Irish studio has financial & creative stake.
  • Service work with over 75% completed in Ireland (key creative roles must be based in Ireland).

TV Section

1. Best Animated Preschool Series (up to 6 years)

  1. Production Company rather than individuals should be credited.
  2. A maximum of three company names may be submitted.
  3. Full episode required for judging.

2. Kids Choice Award for Best Animated Series (up to 6 years)

  1. Production Company rather than individuals should be credited.
  2. A maximum of three company names may be submitted.
  3. This category will be judged by a local national school in Dingle.
  4. Two classes will be chosen to represent younger and older children.
  5. Full episode required for judging.

3. Kids Choice Award for Best Animated Series (6 – 12 years)

  1. Production Company rather than individuals should be credited. Maximum of three company names may be submitted.
  2. This category will be judged by a local national school in Dingle.
  3. Two classes will be chosen to represent younger and older children.Full episode required for judging.

Short Film

4. Best Animated Short Film

  1. Films may be entered by colleges or individuals. Films created between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018 eligible.
  2. Final, exhibited, on-screen credits are used to determine the eligibility of candidates for nomination and should be referred to when completing the online entry form.
  3. The full film is required for judging.

5. Best Animated International Short Film

  1. For entrants from countries outside the island of Ireland.
  2. Films may be entered by colleges or individuals. Films created between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018 eligible.
  3. Final, exhibited, on-screen credits are used to determine the eligibility of candidates for nomination and should be referred to when completing the online entry form.
  4. The full film is required for judging.

Craft Section

6. Best Writer for Preschool Animation (up to 6 years)

  1. Writers of both original and adapted teleplays are eligible.
  2. Eligibility is limited to the Writer(s) of the original teleplay or the Writer(s) credited with adapting the original source material: ‘story by’ or similar credits are not eligible.
  3. A full episode and script (as PDF file) is required for judging. Admin will contact you for script.

7. Best Writer for an Animated Series

  1. Three entries per project per season will be accepted. Please contact production company for permission before submitting. In cases where multiple entries received for a project, final decision re: material to be reviewed is at producer’s discretion. Any entries not eligible will be refunded to entrant.
  2. Writers of both original and adapted teleplays are eligible.
  3. Eligibility is limited to the Writer(s) of the original teleplay or the Writer(s) credited with adapting the original source material: ‘story by’ or similar credits are not eligible.
  4. A full episode and script (as PDF file) is required for judging. Admin will contact you for script

 

8. Best VFX as part of Animated TV Series or Film

  1. A maximum of three names may be submitted. Additional names will not be considered. Alternatively, a maximum of three company names may be submitted. Where appropriate, I.A.A. will allow individuals to be credited alongside companies.
  2. One entry per project per season will be accepted. Please contact production company for permission before submitting. In cases where multiple entries received for a project, final decision re: material to be reviewed is at producer’s discretion. Any entries not eligible will be refunded to entrant.
  3. The proposed candidates for nomination should be those responsible for the most significant and outstanding effects within the programme, generally the visual effects supervisors, and/or special effects supervisors. The proportion of craftspeople put forward should be a fair reflection of the proportion of effects within the programme achieved by each craft. The candidates for nomination should be special effects craftspeople or visual effects craftspeople or graphic effects craftspeople where all or very nearly all of the effects were achieved by that craft. The programme’s producer(s) and senior special and visual effects supervisor(s) must be fully consulted in the process of selecting those who should be credited.
  4. VFX and SFX producers, coordinators and executives are not normally eligible unless it can be shown that they are also directly and creatively responsible for the effects achieved.
  5. A showreel or sequence up to a maximum of 3 minutes is required for judging.

Additional Material

  1. A supporting statement about the effects achieved within the production, of no more than 500 words, will be requested to be circulated to the judges. This statement should explain how the key elements of the production were achieved and should be a fair reflection of the production’s special, visual and graphic effects, where applicable.
  2. A short reel may be submitted for circulation to judges. This reel should demonstrate how key scenes/effects included within the broadcast of the production were achieved and it should be a fair reflection of all the effects input into the production.
  3. The reel may last a maximum of 3 minutes; ‘before and after’ footage may be included, there should be no voiceover or talking heads, but factual captions may be used.
  4. Eligibility is limited to those individuals with primary creative responsibility for the effects achieved within the production.

9. Best Animation for Apps and Gaming

  1. A maximum of three names may be submitted. Additional names will not be considered. Alternatively, a maximum of three company names may be submitted. Where appropriate, I.A.A. will allow individuals to be credited alongside companies.
  2. The proposed candidates for nomination should be those responsible for the most significant and outstanding contribution within the animation, generally the lead animators, character animators, and/or animation supervisors/directors. The proportion of craftspeople put forward should be a fair reflection of the proportion of effects within the programme achieved by each craft. The candidates for nomination should only be all animation craftspeople.The programme’s producer(s) and senior supervisor(s) must be fully consulted in the process of selecting those who should be credited.
  3. Animation producers, coordinators and executives are not normally eligible unless it can be shown that they are also directly and creatively responsible for the effects achieved.
  4. A showreel or sequence up to a maximum of 3 minutes is required for judging.

10. Best Design/Art Direction

  1. A maximum of three names may be submitted. Additional names will not be considered. Alternatively, a maximum of three company names may be submitted.
  2. Where appropriate, I.A.A. will allow individuals to be credited alongside companies.
  3. A full episode or showreel is required for judging.

11. Best Director of an Animated TV Series

  1. Entries submitted for consideration must be from Irish productions that were released (on terrestrial, cable, satellite or digital channels including web based broadcasters who commission content) between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018.
  2. Repeat transmissions are not eligible.
  3. Full episode is required for judging.

12. Best Animation

  1. Covering all media including: TV, film, apps, games, TV commercials, corporate films. Submit a clip or sequence up to a maximum of a 3 minutes.
  2. Eligibility is limited to those individuals with primary creative responsibility for the animation achieved within the production.
  3. A maximum of three names may be submitted. Additional names will not be considered. Alternatively, a maximum of three company names may be submitted. Where appropriate, I.A.A. will allow individuals to be credited alongside companies. If you wish to do this, please email hello@irishanimationawards.ie prior to submission.
  4. The proposed candidates for nomination should be those responsible for the most significant and outstanding contribution within the animation, generally the lead animators, character animators, and/or animation supervisors/directors. The candidates for nomination should only be all animation craftspeople.The programme’s producer(s) and senior supervisor(s) must be fully consulted in the process of selecting those who should be credited.
  5. Animation producers, coordinators and executives are not normally eligible unless it can be shown that they are also directly and creatively responsible for the effects achieved.
  6. A clip or sequence up to a maximum of 3 minutes is required for judging.

Additional material

  1. A supporting statement about the effects achieved within the production, of no more than 500 words, will be requested to be circulated to the judges. This statement should explain how the key elements of the production were achieved and should be a fair reflection of the production’s special animation where applicable.

13. Best Music

  1. Eligibility is limited to the composer(s) of the original score, responsible for the conception and execution of the work as a whole.
  2. Where the composer created less than 50% of the original music, additional contributors may be considered.
  3. A full episode or showreel is required for judging.

Additional material

  1. Where available, cue sheets should be provided for all programmes entered for this award, marked up to indicate which cues were originally composed for the programme and which were not.

14. Best Sound Design

  1. A maximum of four names may be submitted and may include the following roles:
    -Sound recordist; production sound mixer; re-recording mixer/dubbing mixer; supervising sound editor; sound designer.
  2. Assistants are not eligible.
  3. A full episode or showreel is required for judging.

15. Best Animated Commercial

  1. A maximum of three names may be submitted. Additional names will not be considered. Alternatively, a maximum of three company names may be submitted.
  2. Where appropriate, I.A.A. will allow individuals to be credited alongside companies.
  3. Full commercial is required for judging.

16. Best Irish Feature Film or Special

  1. Feature Films or Specials over 20 minutes.
  2. Full feature is required for judging.

Additional material

  1. A copy of the film’s opening and closing credit rollers and/or card as they appear on the finished film (Word, Excel or pdf)

17. NEW CATEGORY! Best Newcomer

  1. This award is open to start-up production companies who are less than 5 years old by the entry’s transmission (for Television and Commercials), creation (in relation to Shorts and Films) or release (for Games).
  2. Where an applicant is a subsidiary of a parent company, then the eligibility criteria will be applied to the parent company.
  3. A showreel, clip or sequence up to a maximum of 3 minutes is required for judging

Additional material

  1. A supporting statement about the achievements of the start-up company in question, of no more than 500 words, will be requested to be circulated to the judges