Professional Film

Awards categories

“Animation Dingle is a real gem in the animation and creative industries crown. It punches well above its weight in terms of attracting top talent, execs and an ever growing array of animation students. It is rare to find such dedication, authenticity and ambition in one place – which is why people return year after year. And the glorious Kerry backdrop and very warm welcome helps too!”

Alice Webb – BBC

SUBMISSIONS for our 2022 FESTIVAL Open from May 31st 2021 – Closing on Dec 3rd 2021

Best Irish Animated Short  Award

Professional entries via FilmFreeway from Ireland and N. Ireland are considered in this category.

Best International Animated Short  Award

Professional entries via FilmFreeway from all countries outside Ireland are considered in this category.

The recipient of Animation Dingle’s Best Irish Professional Short Award is eligible for consideration in the Animation Short Film Category of the Academy Awards®.

Animation Dingle will select a number of professional animated short films from our submissions and exhibit the work in our unique venues throughout the festival.

The festival hosts our Animation Awards ceremony at the festival. On the night, our special guests to the festival present the awards to the winning filmmakers.

A representative of award nominated films will be invited to attend the awards ceremony and the festival.

Animators of selected films screening at the festival will be offered priority booking to attend the overall festival.