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Winners Announced for Inaugural Irish Animation Awards

Ireland’s Brown Bag Films wins three awards at the Dingle Film Festival’s inaugural Irish Animation Awards.

Winners at the inaugural Irish Animation Awards have been announced, with Brown Bag Films taking the lead with three wins. Awards were presented on Friday, March 13 at the Dingle Skelligs Hotel in the Dingle Peninsula located in southwest Ireland.

Dingle has been home to the Dingle Film Festival and specifically Animation Dingle for the past three years. Created to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding creative talent within the Irish Animation, VFX and gaming industries, Animation Ireland’s inaugural awards ceremony also recognizes and supports animation students with the Best Student Film category.

The full list of winners is shown below:

  • Best Animated Preschool Series (up to 6 years): Henry Hugglemonster (Brown Bag Films)
  • Best Animated Short Film: Deadly (Kavaleer Productions)
  • Best International Short Film: Outlines (Daisy Gould)
  • Best Writer for a Preschool Animated Series: Andrew Brenner for Punky (Geronimo Productions)
  • Best Writer for an Animated Series: Trevor J. Colgan for Roy (Jam Media)
  • Best Animation for Apps and Gaming: ShipAntics: The Legend of Kiki Beast (Studio POWWOW)
  • Best Design/Art Direction: Bing (Brown Bag Films)
  • Best Director of an Animated TV Series: Bing (Brown Bag Films)
  • Best Animation: Bord Gais Networks Tommy McAnairey (Piranha Bar)
  • Best Music/Sound Design: Lily’s Driftwood Bay (Sixteen South)
  • Best Student Film: Wounded (Julie Rush/BCFE)
  • Kid’s Choice Award for Best Animated Series: Brain Freeze (Kite Entertainment)
  • The Jimmy Murakami Award: Tomm Moore of Cartoon Saloon

Animation Dingle has grown substantially over the past year with partner JAM Media. This year’s event included presentations from many broadcasters, publishers, buyers and producers, including Nickelodeon, Disney, CBBC & RTE, Penguin, Walker Books & Scholastic, Kavaleer, Treehouse, Salty Dog, Geronimo and Cartoon Saloon.

Source: Irish Animation Awards

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.