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Best of Luck

Entries have now closed and we wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who entered.

We are thrilled with the level of interest and quality of projects entered for the awards.

Over the next month we will have some very exciting announcements.

First up we will be announcing our judges very shortly. We have assembled a fantastic panel of judges that we are looking forward to sharing with you all.

Secondly we will be announcing the judges shortlists at the end of the month. The judges will pick 3 entries per category for their final shortlist.

Best of luck to all the nominees and thank you for entering the inaugural Irish Animation Awards.

We’ll see you in Dingle this March!


Here to help


Hi everyone!

Just thought I should introduce myself with the entry deadline approaching so quickly!

My name’s Caoimhe and I’m the coordinator for the Irish Animation Awards. I’m here to help you with any question or problem you may be having entering the Awards, Booking Tickets/Tables or sorting out your accommodation. There’s no question too big or too small, so send them my way.

Now that there’s only a few days to enter you might be feeling a little stressed to get those submissions in, so I thought I’d walk you through the process step by step to show you just how easy it is!

Step 1: Pick the category you’d like to enter and read the general criteria to make sure your project is eligible.

Step 2: Fill out the entry form here & include a link to your project (& a password if necessary).

Step 3: Proceed to Paypal. If you have any problem at this step let me know & we can find a simple solution.

Step 4: You will then receive a confirmation email so you know everything has gone through OK.

We’ve tried to make it as painless as possible but if you are having any problems don’t panic, help is just an email away!

You can get in contact with me at and on our Facebook & Twitter pages (which you should like & follow if you haven’t already).

The I.A.A. is born!

It’s so exciting to be the first person to blog on our brand new Irish Animation Awards website. It’s been a very busy few weeks getting everything pulled together, but we have a great committee in place and everyone has been working hard to get it all up and running. The Animation Ireland board wanted to establish an event that marked the phenomenal animation talent we have in Ireland. We produce outstanding quality animation in programming/games/VFX and it’s time that we recognised these achievements. Hence the Irish Animation Awards were born. We then set about looking for what would be a great venue for the awards and after much researching we concluded that the Dingle Film Festival would be the perfect home for us.

This amazing evening which will celebrate the best of Irish talent (reaching out internationally too for the categories of Best Animated International Short Film and Best International Student Film). We’re calling on all animation companies, VFX companies, gaming and apps companies who have engaged the best of Irish animation as part of their productions to come forward and enter. There are 14 categories to choose from – covering everything from writing to directing, sound design to art direction, and animation in apps and gaming to animation in VFX. Check out the categories section for the full listing plus entry criteria.

This is our inaugural I.A.A. @ Dingle. We are planning an amazing evening and we want to acknowledge your work and the creators of that work – so send in your entries! We’ve made the process as painless as possible but if you’ve any questions please just get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

So get entering!

And lastly may we wish you and your families a wonderful and peaceful Christmas and here’s to an outstanding 2015 for us all.

− by Méabh Tammemägi, first ever I.A.A. Committee member blogger and Producer @ Mooshku

Méabh Tammemägi