Years running: 8 (since 2011)

Dublin Animation Film Festival

International animation short film festival.


Our mission statement is “Animation Film Festivals should be fun and for everyone” and our programme of events will include screenings, workshops and the presentation of the Blackrock Animation Film Festival Awards.


  • Best Irish Short Film,
  • Best International Short Film,
  • Best Irish Student Short Film,
  • Best International Student Short Film,
  • Best Short Film Produced/Animated by an under 18 year old,
  • Social Recognition Award – (This award is given to a film that has delivered a social message),
  • Irish Retrospective 1995- 2015

The panel may also present an award for these categories: Audience Award (films from all categories eligible) and Best Soundtrack (films from all categories eligible)


  • Eligible films must have been completed on or after January 1, 2015.
  • The maximum length for an entry is 20 minutes. Longer film entries will be disqualified.
  • We will only accept entries emailed to this email address: with a completed form, proof of age (if appropriate), that can be viewed via vimeo or another digital link. If officially selected, the entrant may be asked for a file for screening purposes.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Festival Director, Fionnghuala Ní Néill.




Official website



Blackrock Animation Film Festival 2012, Media Cube, IADT, Kill Avenue
Co. Dublin
Rep of Ireland


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    March 15, 2015
  • Deadline
    July 15, 2016
  • Event dates
    22 October 2016
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