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IFB Funded Productions 'Henry Hugglemonster', 'Deadly' and 'Bing' Amongst Winners at the first Irish Animation Awards
Congratulations to the winners at the first Irish Animation Awards, which took place in Dingle on March 13th, and who included a number of projects funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB). The IFB are the largest funder of Irish animated content in Ireland.
Tomm Moore, the director of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells and the forthcoming Song of the Sea was awarded with the honorary Murakami Award. Song of the Sea, produced by Cartoon Saloon, will be released in Irish cinemas in July.
Brown Bag Films secured awards in three categories: Best Animated Pre-School Series (Henry Hugglemonster), Best Design/Art Direction (Stephen O' Connor & Stephen Robinson for Bing) and Best Director of an Animated Series (Nicky Phelan and Jeroen Jaspaert for Bing).
IFB funded animated short Deadly, directed by Aidan McAteer and produced by Shannon George – both of Kavaleer Productions – won for Best Animated Short Film. Deadly previously won the Don Quijote Award for Animation in Short Film at the 2014 Galway Film Fleadh.
In the writing categories, Andrew Brenner of Geronimo Productions won Best Writer for Pre-School Animation for his work on Punky while Trevor J Colgan of JAM Media won Best Writer of an Animated Series for Roy.