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TV Section

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

General Entry Criteria

  1. Programmes must have been transmitted in Ireland (including N.I.) between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016 on terrestrial, cable, satellite or digital channels including web based broadcasters who commission content (e.g. Netflix).
  2. International programmes are not eligible unless they are co-productions (both financially and creatively) and provided they were transmitted in Ireland (including N.I.) between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016 on terrestrial, cable, satellite or digital channels including web based broadcasters who commission content (e.g. Netflix).
  3. Repeat transmissions are not eligible.
  4.  Full episode required for judging – vimeo, youtube, drive, dropbox or similar file upload acceptable, If password needed please leave in description.

2. Kids Choice Award for Best Animated Series

  1. This category will be judged by a local national school in Dingle. Two classes will be chosen to represent younger and older children. Children will view a shortlist of 6 shows and will also have the option to include another show of their own choosing if they wish (i.e. a show not included in the shortlist given). Shows must satisfy general entry criteria.
  2.  Full episode required for judging – vimeo, youtube, drive, dropbox or similar file upload acceptable, If password needed please leave in description.

 

Short Film

3. Best Animated Short Film

  1. Films may be entered by colleges or individuals. Films created between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016 are eligible.
  2. Films schools and colleges are advised to submit no more than three films, although, in exceptional circumstances and with prior permission, Animation Ireland may consider accepting up to two extra films per school. All student films must be submitted by the film school or college.
  3. Online entry forms must be completed in full and received, along with all supporting materials, no later than 27th January 2017 at 12.00. If the form is not completed in full, Animation Ireland cannot guarantee the accuracy of credits listed for voting or nomination, or that a film will be accepted as eligible.
  4. 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.
  5. As well as the entry form, the following materials must also be received by I.A.A. no later than 31st January 2017 at 12:00.
    • 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);
    • the film as a video link, uploaded to I.A.A. entry website

4. 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 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016 are eligible.
  3. Films schools and colleges are advised to submit no more than three films, although, in exceptional circumstances and with prior permission, Animation Ireland may consider accepting up to two extra films per school. All student films must be submitted by the film school or college.
  4. Online entry forms must be completed in full and received, along with all supporting materials, no later than 27th January 2017 at 12.00. If the form is not completed in full, Animation Ireland cannot guarantee the accuracy of credits listed for voting or nomination, or that a film will be accepted as eligible.
  5. 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.
  6. As well as the entry form, the following materials must also be received by I.A.A. no later than 31st January 2017 at 12:00.
    • 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);
    • the film as a video link, uploaded to I.A.A. entry website

 

Craft Section

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

General Entry Criteria

  1. Programmes must have been transmitted in Ireland (including N.I.) between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016 on terrestrial, cable, satellite or digital channels including web based broadcasters who commission content (e.g. Netflix).
  2. International programmes are not eligible unless they are co-productions (both financially and creatively) and provided they were transmitted in Ireland (including N.I.) between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016 on terrestrial, cable, satellite or digital channels including web based broadcasters who commission content (e.g. Netflix).
  3. Repeat transmissions are not eligible.

Specific Criteria

  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 maximum of three names may be submitted. A shooting script will be requested if a programme is included on the jury shortlist.
  4.  Full episode required for judging – vimeo, youtube, drive, dropbox or similar file upload acceptable, If password needed please leave in description.
  5.  Admin will contact your for script.

6. Best Writer for an Animated Series

General Entry Criteria

  1. Programmes must have been transmitted in Ireland (including N.I.) between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016 on terrestrial, cable, satellite or digital channels including web based broadcasters who commission content (e.g. Netflix).
  2. International programmes are not eligible unless they are co-productions (both financially and creatively) and provided they were transmitted in Ireland (including N.I.) between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016  on terrestrial, cable, satellite or digital channels including web based broadcasters who commission content (e.g. Netflix).
  3. Repeat transmissions are not eligible.

Specific Criteria

  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 maximum of three names may be submitted. A shooting script will be requested if a programme is included on the jury shortlist.
  4. Full episode required for judging – vimeo, youtube, drive, dropbox or similar file upload acceptable, If password needed please leave in description.
  5.  Admin will contact your for script.

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

General Entry Criteria

  1. Programmes must have been transmitted in Ireland (including N.I.) between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016 on terrestrial, cable, satellite or digital channels including web based broadcasters who commission content (e.g. Netflix).
  2. International programmes are not eligible unless they are co-productions (both financially and creatively) and provided they were transmitted in Ireland (including N.I.) between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016 on terrestrial, cable, satellite or digital channels including web based broadcasters who commission content (e.g. Netflix).
  3. Repeat transmissions are not eligible.

Specific Criteria

  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. If you wish to do this, please email hello@irishanimationawards.ie prior to submission.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Additional material
    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.
  5. 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.
  6. The reel may last a maximum of five minutes; ‘before and after’ footage may be included, there should be no voiceover or talking heads, but factual captions may be used. This reel should be submitted via hello@irishanimationawards.ie by the entry deadline.
  7. Eligibility is limited to those individuals with primary creative responsibility for the effects achieved within the production.
  8. Submit clip or sequence up to a maximum of 3 minutes.

8. Best Animation for Apps and Gaming

  1. To include apps and gaming produced within the entry timeframe (1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016).
  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 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.
  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.

9. Best Design/Art Direction

General Entry Criteria

  1. Programmes must have been transmitted in Ireland (including N.I.) between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016 on terrestrial, cable, satellite or digital channels including web based broadcasters who commission content (e.g. Netflix).
  2. International programmes are not eligible unless they are co-productions (both financially and creatively) and provided they were transmitted in Ireland (including N.I.) between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016 on terrestrial, cable, satellite or digital channels including web based broadcasters who commission content (e.g. Netflix).
  3. Repeat transmissions are not eligible.
  4. Full episode required for judging – vimeo, youtube, drive, dropbox or similar file upload acceptable, If password needed please leave in description.

10. Best Director of an Animated TV Series

General Entry Criteria

  1. Programmes must have been transmitted in Ireland (including N.I.) between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016 on terrestrial, cable, satellite or digital channels including web based broadcasters who commission content (e.g. Netflix).
  2. International programmes are not eligible unless they are co-productions (both financially and creatively) and provided they were transmitted in Ireland (including N.I.) between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016 on terrestrial, cable, satellite or digital channels including web based broadcasters who commission content (e.g. Netflix).
  3. Repeat transmissions are not eligible.
  4. Full episode required for judging – vimeo, youtube, drive, dropbox or similar file upload acceptable, If password needed please leave in description.

11. Best Animation

This animation should be produced within the entry timeframe (1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016 ) but not necessarily broadcast. 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.

General Entry Criteria

  1. Programmes must have been transmitted in Ireland (including N.I.) between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016 on terrestrial, cable, satellite or digital channels including web based broadcasters who commission content (e.g. Netflix).
  2. International programmes are not eligible unless they are co-productions (both financially and creatively) and provided they were transmitted in Ireland (including N.I.) between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016 on terrestrial, cable, satellite or digital channels including web based broadcasters who commission content (e.g. Netflix).
  3. Repeat transmissions are not eligible.

Specific Criteria

  1. Eligibility is limited to those individuals with primary creative responsibility for the animation achieved within the production.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Additional material
    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.
  6. 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.
  7. This animation should be produced within the entry timeframe (1st January 2015 to 31st December 2016) but not necessarily broadcast. 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.

13. Best Music/Sound Design

General Entry Criteria

  1. Programmes must have been transmitted in Ireland (including N.I.) between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016 on terrestrial, cable, satellite or digital channels including web based broadcasters who commission content (e.g. Netflix).
  2. International programmes are not eligible unless they are co-productions (both financially and creatively) and provided they were transmitted in Ireland (including N.I.) between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016 on terrestrial, cable, satellite or digital channels including web based broadcasters who commission content (e.g. Netflix).
  3. Repeat transmissions are not eligible.
  4. Full episode required for judging – vimeo, youtube, drive, dropbox or similar file upload acceptable, If password needed please leave in description.

Music

  1. A programme will be eligible if more than 50% of its music is original composition created specifically for it.
  2. Original songs may contribute to the total amount of original composition.
  3. Eligibility is limited to the composer(s) of the original score, responsible for the conception and execution of the work as a whole.
  4. Where the composer created less than 50% of the original music, additional contributors may be considered.
  5. Additional material: 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.

Sound Design

Candidates for nomination:

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

NEW Best Animated Commercial

General Entry Criteria

  1. Commercial must have been transmitted in Ireland (including N.I.) between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016 on terrestrial, cable, satellite or digital or online channels.
  2. Repeat transmissions are not eligible.
  3. Full commercial required for judging – vimeo, youtube, drive, dropbox or similar file upload acceptable, If password needed please leave in description.

NEW Best Irish Feature Film or Special

General Entry Criteria

General Entry Criteria-
1. Feature Films or Specials over 20 minutes that have been transmitted in Ireland between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016 are eligible

2. International Features or Specials are not eligible unless they are co-productions (both financially and creatively) and provided they were transmitted in Ireland (including N.I.) between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016

Specific Entry Info
-Online entry forms must be completed in full and received, along with all supporting materials, no later than 27th January 2017 at 12.00. If the form is not completed in full, Animation Ireland cannot guarantee the accuracy of credits listed for voting or nomination, or that a film will be accepted as eligible.
-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.
-As well as the entry form, the following materials must also be received by I.A.A. no later than 31st January 2017 at 12:00.
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);
the film as a video link, uploaded to I.A.A. entry website