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‘Punky’ Wins Best Children’s Film


International Disability Film Festival

Irish animated series Punky has won the Best Children’s Film award at the International Disability Film Festival in Moscow.

Punky is the first television series in the world featuring a lead character with Down Syndrome. The International Disability Film Festival was attended by Aimee Richardson, the voice of Punky who herself has Down Syndrome.

The series follows Punky, a happy little girl with bright red hair, a big smile and Down Syndrome. She loves music, dancing and hugs! She enjoys playing with her big brother Con and her scruffy dog, Rufus, helping round the house with Mum and trying to make Cranky, her grandmother, just a little less cranky.

Punky is produced by Geronimo Productions and created by Lindsay J. Sedgwick. The series has been sold internationally and broadcasts in Ireland on RTÉ. It was funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, the BAI and RTÉ.

Find out more about Punky on the Irish Film Board directory and on the RTÉ Jr website.