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A three-month paid internship is reserved for a student or graduate, who is submitting a short film to the festival.

Dublin Animation Film Festival announces that Boulder Media, one of Dublin’s largest animation studios, is sponsoring a three-month paid internship for a student or graduate, who is submitting a short film to the 8th Dublin Animation Film Festival (25-27 October 2018). This paid internship is part of Boulder Media’s campaign to nurture new talent in the animation industry.

Boulder Media is an Irish animation company based in Dublin. The company was established in 2000, attracting high profile projects from across the globe and working with leading broadcasters such as Cartoon Network, Disney and the BBC. Some of the shows produced by Boulder Media are The Amazing World of Gumball, Hasbro’s Transformers and Danger Mouse for the BBC. In late 2016 Boulder Media was acquired by Hasbro. It currently has a staff of 380 split across its two Dublin studios. The Sandymount studio produces all its TV work, while its second studio, in Hawkins Street, Dublin 2 is handling all of its CGI feature work.

I was delighted when my short film ‘Fresh Cut Grass’ won the Audience Choice Award several years ago at Dublin Animation Film Festival. I still have the beautiful trophy in my office! We are currently working on several exciting projects, including a theatrical 3D feature film. It is great to see Dublin Animation Film Festival returning to the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire in October. Boulder Media fully support the ethos of the festival, which has always been focused on encouraging the next generation of animators - Robert Cullen, Founder and Creative Director of Boulder Media

Last year, we were approached by Boulder Media to ask what they could do to support the festival in a practical way. The DAFF team would like to thank them for their very generous support. We are delighted to have them as a sponsor again this year and for offering this internship as a prize. We would like to thank Rob Cullen and in particular Fiona Healy from Boulder Media for their interest and enthusiasm for the festival – support of this kind really does make a difference - Fionnghuala Ní Néill, Festival Director

The call for entries of Dublin Animation Film Festival is open until 10 August.

The 8th edition of Dublin Animation Film Festival will take place from 25 to 27 October 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.

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