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Irish film at the Dingle International Film Festival this weekend

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Dingle International Film Festival

The annual Dingle International Film Festival takes place this weekend, from March 14th to 17th, with a fantastic lineup of features and shorts from Ireland and around the world. To see the full programme and book tickets, visit the Dingle IFF official website.

One very exciting event will be Animation Dingle on Saturday, March 15th, from midday. JAM Media CEO John Rice will kick things off with a welcome address, which will be followed by a selection of Young Animator of the Year Shorts and an award presentation; a selection of Irish School of Animation shorts and an award presentation; and then seven of the best animated shorts from Ireland and abroad, including IFB Frameworks shorts The Ledge End of Phil (from accounting), The Missing Scarf and Coda.

Later, the Oscar nominated writer/director of The Secret of Kells, Tomm Moore, will talk about his production company Cartoon Saloon’s newest project, animated feature Song of the Sea. Tomm will stay on for a discussion with Richie Baneham (animation supervisor on Avatar and the three Lord of the Rings films) on the subject of “Indy v. Blockbuster”. And finally, Richie will receive the second annual Murakami award, named for the great animator Jimmy T. Murakami, who died last month.

On Sunday, March 16th, Tell Me Another One: New Irish Shorts Funded by the IFB will be on in St. James’ Church from 1.30pm. The lineup here will be: Analogue People in A Digital Age, Rebirth, Ghost Train, Beirt Le Chéile, The Last Days of Peter Bergmann and Breakfast Wine.

Elsewhere in the programme, you can find the gorgeous IFB-funded short film Rúbaí (Scál Eile, Saturday 15th from 6pm), which has also just been selected for Tribeca Film Festival in April; family-friendly fantasy The Shadows (Monday 17th, 2.30pm); Love Eternal, winner of Best Irish Feature at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (Sunday 16th, 6.30pm); and the documentaries Under the Hood (Stories That Need to be Told, Friday 14th from 10am) and The Irish Pub (Monday 17th, 6pm).

Read more about the Dingle International Film Festival here.

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) is an industry partner of the Dingle International Film Festival.