Kerry animation gaining global recognition

Dingle International Film Festival has been listed as one of the the top ‘Can’t-Miss’ events in the world. Prestigious publication and website Animation Magazine compiled the Top 25 list which features some of the world’s best known animation events including Comic-Con and the Annie Awards. Animation Magazine also honoured Kerry man and founder of JAM Media, John Rice. The Abbeydorney native was named in their list of ‘Top 25 Executives to Watch’. The Dingle International Film Festival hosts the Animation Dingle showcase and the Irish Animation Awards annually. This year, Oscar nominated and IFTA winning director Tomm Moore was honoured at the animation showcase for his movie ‘Song of the Sea’. From left, Eithne & Jimmy T Murakami with Dingle International Film Festival CEO Maurice Galwey at The Phoenix Cinema last Monday. Photo by Marian O'Flaherty Festival CEO Maurice Galway said he was delighted with the recognition Kerry animation was now received globally.