Animation Ireland has announced today that Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland and RTÉ will be the headline sponsors for the 2023 Irish Animation Awards. This year’s ceremony takes place in Galway on Saturday 27th May.
Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland and RTÉ have been heavily involved in supporting the Irish Animation Awards since its inaugural ceremony in 2015 . This year’s other sponsors include Northern Ireland Screen, Coimisiún na Meán (formerly known as BAI), Creative Europe Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Nickelodeon and Milkshake!
The awards are the premier event in the Irish animation calendar and celebrate the creative brilliance and talent of the Irish animation sector. With awards in 22 categories and the judging is now underway by a panel of leading industry professionals.
Commenting on the announcement of the sponsors, Animation Ireland Chief Executive, Ronan McCabe, said; ‘’Once again we are thrilled to have the wonderful support of Screen Ireland and RTÉ, who have been fully behind us since the first Irish Animation Awards in 2015. I must also extend a huge thank you to all of our other sponsors who play such an important role in supporting Irish animation and making this event happen. Once again, the talent and quality of productions this year has been immense and it is going to be a brilliant event showcasing the best of Irish animation.’’
Winners of each category will receive a statuette designed by animator, film maker and teacher Eimhín McNamara. The statuette resembles a Phenakistoscope, an early animation device used to create an illusion of motion.
Animation Ireland is the trade association for Ireland’s animation studios, representing forty-two member studios, who employ more than two thousand people on the island of Ireland. The sector has seen meteoric growth in recent years, with the industry now generating almost €200 million for the economy annually, as Irish animation projects are viewed in over 180 countries worldwide.
Full List of Sponsors:
Screen Ireland Best Design and Art Direction
Best Director of an Animated TV Series
RTE Kids Choice for Best Animated Preschool Series
Enterprise Ireland Best New Irish IP
Coimisiún na Meán Best Animated Preschool Series
Excellence in Industry Award: Northern Ireland Screen
Drinks Reception: Cartoon Saloon
Conference session sponsors:
Creative Europe Ireland
Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet
Individual Award Sponsors:
|Aon||Best Animated Kids Series (over 6 years old)|
|Brophy Gillespie||Best VFX Animation|
|Brown Bag Films||Best Innovation in Animation|
|CMAI||Best Irish Feature Film or Special|
|Corpay||Best Writer for an Animated Preschool Series (up to 6 years old)|
|Gorilla Post||Best Writer for an Animated Series (over 6 years old)|
|Gorilla Post||Best Storyboarding|
|Magnet Plus||Best Animated Sequence|
|Milkshake!||Best Music Design|
|National Talent Academy||Kids Choice for Best Animated Kids Series (over 6 years old)|
|Paper Owl||Best Animated Student Film|
|Pixit||Best Animated Short Film|
|TG4||Best Sound Design|
|Toon Boom||Best Editing|
|Triggerfish||Best International Animated Short Film|
|Tyrell||Best Apps/ Games and Immersive|