For any of you that don’t fancy clamouring around the Spire in freezing cold conditions straining to see the Garda Marching band do their thing for the hundredth time in this Sundays parade your alternative Paddys Weekend at the Dingle Film Festival awaits!

The International Film Festival returns to the beautiful Dingle Peninsula for its 7th year with one whole day this year being dedicated to Animation as the Dingle International Film Festival in association with MEDIA Desk Ireland and JAM Media bring together for one day a selection of some of Irelands top Animation companies, giving them a platform to showcase their current work and discuss their future plans.

The day will involve each company exhibiting their work in the atmospheric St. James’ Church in Dingle with an aim to making the animation element of the festival an annual

The event will include a showcase of Irish animation companies with our own Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja getting an airing. A panel discussion will follow the presentations with panelists including John Rice (CEO JAM Media), Gary Timpson (MD/Producer Kavaleer), Darragh O’Connell (Founding Director Brown Bag) amongst others.

In addition to this the great Jimmy Murakami will receive the Inaugural Murakami Award for his lifetime achievement in animation.

And all of this is happening in the stunningly beautiful Dingle, where the local celebrity is a dolphin and you can pop into the Hardware Shop for a pint, what are you waiting for??!!

Details for the animation event are as follows:

Venue: St. James Church
Date: Saturday March 16th
Time: 12noon – 5pm
Cost: €10

Ticket Booking Line: 085 2330303
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