Animation Dingle 2014

dingle film fest 2014

Animation Dingle time is upon us again with festivities kicking off at midday on the 15th March at the stunning St James Church in Dingle.

Last years event was a huge success so expect more of the same this year with Animation shorts, panel discussions and feature presentions featuring Oscar and BAFTA Award winner Richard Baneham and Oscar Nominated Tomm Moore on Saturday 15th March.

Cartoon Saloons Tomm Moore
Cartoon Saloons Tomm Moore

Tomm Moore will make a presentation on his latest animated feature film, ‘Song of the Sea’ discussing the process involved in creating the movie as part of collaboration between studios across five different countries.

Richard Baneham is an Academy Award and BAFTA winner for Best Visual Effects for his work on “Avatar”. He has also won awards for his work as an Animation Supervisor on “Lord of the Rings”; “The Two Towers” and “The Return of the King” Richard comes from a traditional Animation feature background but made the transition to CG while working on “The Iron Giant”. His other credits include; “The Chronicles of Narnia”; “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” and “Cats and Dogs”. Richard will be presented with the ‘The Murakami Award’.

2014 Murakami Award Recipient Richard Baneham
2014 Murakami Award Recipient Richard Baneham

Tomm Moore and Richard Baneham will also take part in a panel discussion on ‘Indy V Blockbuster’ at 3.15pm.

So if you fancy rubbing shoulders with the cream of Irish Animation in a ridiculously picturesque setting click here to visit the website and book your tickets now!

Venue: St. James’ Church
Date: Saturday 15th March
Time: 12noon – 4.30pm
Cost: €25
€20 for student
€5 per event if seats are free

RIP Jimmy Murakami

Like all of the Irish animation industry we here at Boulder were saddened to hear about the death of the legendary animator and director Jimmy Murakami last Sunday.

jimmy murakami

He truly was a huge force in the foundation of the Irish Animation industry we know today and has influenced and inspired the animation community and will go on doing so long after his passing.

He will be sadly missed.