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Animation Dingle Festival Kicks Off Friday 23rd March
22 Mar 2018 :
The sixth Animation Dingle Festival kicks off tomorrow Friday 23rd March, 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 the 2018 Student Animation Awards.

Brown Bag founders Cathal Gaffney and Darragh O’Connell will receive the Murakami Award.

Keynote speakers include Aardman co-founder and Creative Director Peter Lord, and Alice Webb, head of BBC Children (CBBC and CBeebies).

Top animation executives from Disney, Nickelodeon, BBC and all major broadcasters plus a wealth of industry professionals, will meet at the Festival to participate in the Conference, Workshops, festival screens, panel discussions and Awards ceremony, 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. 
The festival will screen both professional and student shorts and features from Ireland and around the world over its two days.

Key industry attendees confirmed as speakers at the festival include:

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
 PETER LORD
 ALICE WEBB
 BOBBY PODESTA
 ORION ROSS

ALL SPEAKERS
 SHEILA DE COURCY
 SHAMIK MAJUMDAR
 BILLY MACQUEEN
 RYAN WOODWARD
 KEITH SINTAY
 DAN KATCHER
 LUCE GROSJEAN
 ALISON SPITTLE
 CATHAL GAFFNEY
 ZIA BALES
 STEVE WOODS
 JO ALLEN
 PAULINE MACNAMARA
 VICKY SCHRODERUS
 ALEXI WHEELER
 MIKLOS WEIGERT
 CARA SPELLER
 MARIA O’LOUGHLIN
 LYNSEY O’CALLAGHAN
 JEREMY DICKSON
 WILL BRENTON
 JENNA BOYD
 JESSICA PATTERSON
 TERESA MCGRANE
 DARRAGH O’CONNELL
 JACKIE EDWARDS
 JOHN RICE
 ALAN SHANNON
 MAURICE GALWAY
 CHRIS DICKER
 BORJA ESPANA GUILLOT
 TARA SORENSEN
 DAVID LEVINE

The festival is sold out, but full details about the event are at https://2018.animationdingle.com/ / Twitter: @ANIMATIONDINGLE




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