Dublin Animation Film Festival, October 2019 (Dates TBC)

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
26 October 2019 - 27 October 2019
Dublin, Ireland
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2019 Call For Entries, Dates To Be Confirmed

2018 Festival Coverage, 26-27/10/18


Fabian Erlinghäuser, Head of Animation at Cartoon Saloon will be the Guest Speaker at the screening of Cartoon Saloon's Academy Award nominated feature 'The Breadwinner'.

Fabian has 18 years industry experience at the Academy-Award-nominated studio Cartoon Saloon, where he works as Head Of Animation on projects ranging from feature films and short films to TV shows. He was the Animation Director on “The Breadwinner”, the Saloon’s Oscar nominated feature collaboration with producer Angelina Jolie.

His credits include Animation Director and 1st Assistant Director of the European Film Of The Year 2015, “Song Of The Sea”, which was nominated for multiple Annie Awards and an Academy Award. Fabian was also the animation supervisor of Cartoon Saloon’s breakout feature “The Secret Of Kells”, which cemented Cartoon Saloon's reputation for creating artistically inventive movies.

He currently co-directs “Dorg Van Dango”, a new TV-show he created with Breadwinner helmer Nora Twomey. It will be released in late 2019. Before joining Cartoon Saloon in 2000, Fabian graduated with 'Distinction' in Classical Animation from BCFE in Dublin. Apart from Cartoon Saloon, Fabian teaches character animation at colleges such as IADT in Dún Laoghaire; The Animation Workshop in Denmark; and the University Of Applied Sciences in Cologne, Germany.

Fabian will be participating in a Q & A after the screening of 'The Breadwinner' in the Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, on Saturday, 27 October 2018.

Archive: Call for entries:

Dublin Animation Film Festival 2018 is calling for short animated films for these categories:

1. Irish Short Film Award
2. International Short Film Award
3. Irish Student or Graduate Short Film Award
4. International Student or Graduate Short Film Award
5. Social Recognition (awarded for a short film that delivers a social message)

Maximum running time for each short film entry: 15 minutes. Eligible films must have been completed on or after 1 June 2016.

The panel may also decide to present an award for these categories:

Best Co-Production (E.g. A film produced by an Irish and overseas production company or a joint film school production)
Best Short Film Produced/Animated by a Secondary School or Primary School Level student.
Best Film in the Irish Language
Best Soundtrack
Best Comedy or Musical Short Film
Best 2D Animation



Event Dates

  • From 26 October 2019 to 27 October 2019


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