Disney Channels UK & Ireland presents YAOTY - Young Animator Of The Year 2017

Screening: Skelligs Hotel on Saturday, 24th March at 11.30am

Animation Dingle and Jam Media, in sponsorship with Disney Channels UK and Ireland, is delighted to present the results for the brightest Young Animator of the Year. Students from across Ireland were invited to submit animation shorts, using the theme ‘The Illusion of Life.’ The competition was open to Transition Year, 4th, 5th and 6th Year Students. A shortlist of selected films, including the four finalists, will be screened at the YAOTY event.

This is an exciting chance for new and young talent to present their ideas to the largest gathering of animators in Ireland. Selected filmmakers are invited to RSVP to meet with Jambassadors at the Dingle Skellig Hotel at 10.20 am.

The Winning film will be presented with their award by Shamik Majumdar, Creative Director, Animation and Live Action Content, Disney Channels EMEA at our Animation Student Awards. The winner will be offered a placement with JAM Media Studios in either Dublin or Belfast and they will also receive an award designed by renowned Dingle jeweller, Brian de Staic.

David Levine, Vice President, Programming, Production and Strategic Development, Disney Channels EMEA, and General Manager, Disney Channels UK & Ireland, awaits a great turnout for this memorable event – “Disney Channels have a heritage of hit animated series and we are proud to be supporting young Irish Animators through this award. We look forward to seeing the entries from this rich pool of talent.”

Come along to see what the upcoming generation of animators have produced at this screening of the final selected films.



The Illusion Of Life

David Collins


The Illusion Of Life

Kelly McCarvill


Defective Perspective

Dylan Kirwan


The Illusion of Life

Donal Cotter


Selected animators:


Daragh Lyons


The Illusion of Infinity

Róisín Clothier


Save Our Seas

Aoife King


The Life of an Illusionist

Eimear Devlin


The Lily

Caithlin Mulligan


Butterfly Cycle

Ann Marie Kelly


Shark & Fisherman

Rachel Murphy


Cat and Fish

Amber Cunningham


Under The Sea

Sharifa Smyth



Lianne Daly


The Illusion Of Life

Sara Iraburu


Don't miss it!
Details about the event

DateSaturday 25th of March 2017
VenueDingle Skellig Hotel
Duration15 minutes

Invited Film Makers please RSVP to your invitation to attend.