Animation Dingle Festival kicks off tomorrow, Friday 23rd March!
And we're all a-flutter, not least of which because of the fantastic line-up of guest speakers, screenings, and workshops that are ahead (read all about them here) but also because this year the festival will present The Murakami Award for outstanding achievement in animation to our very own, Brown Bag Films Co-founder's, Cathal Gaffney and Darragh O’Connell!
Previous winners include inaugural recipient Jimmy T. Murakami (The Snowman) after whom the award is named, Academy Award and BAFTA winner Richie Baneham (Avatar), Cartoon Saloon's Co-Founder and Creative Director Tomm Moore (Song of the Sea), industry legends Don Bluth and Gary Goldman (An American Tail), and artist and writer Aidan Hickey!
Be sure to catch the awards on Friday 23rd of March 2018 at 8pm in the Dingle Skellig Hotel! The Murakami Award will be awarded at the International Student Animation Awards, which is accessible to anyone who has an Animation Dingle festival pass.
And don't forget - our Recruitment Team will also be at the Animation Alley - Portfolio Reviews on Saturday 24th so be sure to pop by and say hello!
Hope to see plenty of you there!
For more info, take a peek over at Animation Dingle.