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Welcome to the website of the 8th Animation Dingle Festival in Dingle, Ireland, where industry and third level participants join together to celebrate the best in class of animated content. The event is made up of conferences, screenings, workshops, and Animation Awards 2020.


Following the Irish Government statement this morning, it is with heavy hearts that we can confirm Animation Dingle 2020 is now cancelled. This was unexpected but understandable. We take the health and safety of our visiting students, filmmakers, sponsors, volunteers and the wider community very seriously. 


Knowing how important The Animation Dingle Student Awards and YAOTY is to so many, we are planning to broadcast a closed door event on Friday 20th at 8pm. Details to follow.


Obviously everyone involved in the organisation of Animation Dingle are deeply disappointed but we look forward to welcoming you to an even bigger, better festival next year.


In the meantime, we urge everyone to stay safe, to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by the WHO.


All tickets will be refunded.


See you in 2021!


The Animation Dingle Team



Darragh O’Connell

Co-found Brown Bag Films


Peter Lord

Co-Founder and Creative Director of Aardman Animations


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Next Level Drawing
& the Joy of Drawing

With Thomas Fluharty, Illustrator and Artist.

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Acting in

With Seamus Malone, Director and Animator.


We’re screening fantastic films from Ireland and around the world.
The hardest part will be choosing which films to see!



For the first time, Animation Dingle has brought in a unique VR experience.

Around The Town

Take a look at some of the amazing events happening around Dingle!

Art Auction

Sketch Trail

The Big Pitcher

Pitch and a Pint


The YouTube Kids
Animation Dingle 2020
Student Awards

Congratulations to all the students nominated for this years YouTube Kids Animation Dingle 2020 Student Awards.

Click below to see this year’s nominees.


Boulder Media
Awards Party

Our infamous Awards Party will be brought to you this year by Boulder Media. 

Get ready to party as Boulder Media presents Sing Along Social!

Bring your first day at Animation Dingle to a glorious close.

Dingle can be reached by plane, bus and car.

Check out our accommodation suggestions for great places to stay over the festival weekend.