Blackrock Animation Festival 2011 launched!

Date: 13/06/11

The Blackrock Animation Festival 2011 was launched with a call for entries at the Media Cube, IADT. Details and rules for entry can be found at

Organised by the Blackrock Business Network and supported by the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Design and Technology (IADT), the Festival will include screenings and award presentations for winning entries. Blackrock Animation Festival events will take place on Saturday 27th August.

To showcase the animation competition entries, a selection of films will be shown on Saturday 27th August at the Blackrock ‘Pop Up’ cinema at Urban Junction, Main Street, Blackrock, Co.Dublin and awards and prizes will be presented.

A Blackrock business community initiative, the purpose of the Animation Festival and Competition is to encourage emerging and existing talents in animation and storytelling both in Ireland and abroad. This is the first year of these awards and it is planned that this will be a yearly event.

Speaking at the launch, Festival Director, Fionnghuala Ni Neill said: “Blackrock is a thriving and vibrant town and our Animation Festival will reflect the diversity of businesses here as well as the range of events and activities going on. The Irish animation industry is hugely important to Ireland and is well regarded internationally. The talent is exeptional and we are thrilled as a town to showcase it.

Media Cube Manager, Martin Hogan commented: “I would like to congratulate Fionnghuala and members of the Blackrock Business Network on their sterling work designed to showcase Animation and Animation Graduates. I have no doubt that the Blackrock Animation Festival will become a well regarded annual event.”