Young Animator of the Year

DateFriday 24th of March 2017
VenueDingle Skellig Hotel
Duration30 minutes

Disney Channels UK & Ireland Presents YAOTY

A Disney Channels executive will present the overall winning student with their award, at a premiere screening, during the 5th Animation Dingle event in March 2017. The winning student will also be offered a placement in JAM Media’s studios in either Dublin or Belfast, and receive an award designed by renowned Dingle jeweller, Brian de Staic.

David Levine, Vice President, Programming, Production and Strategic Development, Disney Channels Europe, Middle East and Africa, & General Manager, Disney Channels UK & Ireland comments: “Disney Channels have a heritage of hit animated series and we are proud to be supporting young Irish animators through this award. The Dingle Animation Festival is an incubator for the industry and we look forward to seeing the entries from this rich pool of talent”.

Secondary schools from all over Ireland were invited to submit their short animations for entry to the national YAOTY awards.
Students produced an animated film no longer than 1 minute, the theme being ‘The Illusion of Life’.

“We’re delighted to have Disney on board to support this wonderful competition. ‘YAOTY’ aims to celebrate the animators of tomorrow, and we look forward to having the winner experience working in JAM.” JAM Media CEO, John Rice.

The animation could be in any style; hand drawn, cut out animation, computer generated, claymation or stop motion.

The final shortlist of films will be screened at 10am on Saturday, the 25th at the YAOTY screenings.

The YAOTY Award Ceremony will see the nominated filmmakers shorts screened and the overall winner will be announced!

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