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 Plus all the winners of the 2018 Dublin Animation Film Festival.

The winner of the Boulder Media internship prize is Joshua Hogan, a graduate of the Irish School of Animation, Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Dublin for his graduate film ‘Whack Jobs’ which was screened at the Dublin Animation Film Festival 2018. The internship is a three-month assignment, which is part of Boulder Media’s commitment towards assisting Irish and international animation graduates with their careers.

We were impressed by the standard of the graduate and student films that were screened at this year’s Dublin Animation Film Festival. It was a tough choice as there so many contenders for our internship prize. We are looking forward to welcoming Joshua to Boulder Media in January 2019! - Rob Cullen, Creative Director of Boulder Media

Boulder Media, an Irish animation company based in Dublin, was established in 2000 and since then has grown to become one of Ireland’s largest animation studios. Boulder has been successful in attracting high profile projects from across the globe and has worked with leading broadcasters such as Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, BBC, Disney UK and US. In 2016 the studio was acquired by Hasbro Inc., and is currently working on Transformers, Rescue Bots Academy, My Little Pony along with continuing to work with BBC on Dangermouse (Boulder Media is also hiring).

Whack Jobs, Joshua Hogan

 I was thrilled that my graduate film 'Whack Jobs' was part of the official selection at this year's Dublin Animation Film Festival 2018 as I know I was facing a lot of competition, but to win the Boulder Media prize is huge! I have met some members of the Boulder team already and I am really looking forward to getting started in January 2019 - it's a great start to the New Year. I'd like to thank Boulder Media and Dublin Animation Film Festival as well as my family and the lecturers and mentors in BCFE, I wouldn't have won this prize without them! - Joshua Hogan

The Bird and the Whale by Carol Freeman (Paper Panthers Studios), won the Best Irish Short Film at the 2018 Dublin Animation Film Festival, while International Short Film Winner was Untravel by Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak Jr.  (Serbia/Slovak Republic).

All 2018 DAFF Winners:


WINNER: The Bird and the Whale, Directed by Carol Freeman, Paper Panthers Studios, Dublin.
HONOURABLE MENTION: Late Afternoon – Directed by Louise Bagnall, Cartoon Saloon, Co. Kilkenny.

WINNER: The Usual - directed by Eabha Bortolozzo & Jack Kirwan, the National Film School, IADT.
HONOURABLE MENTION: Whack Jobs - Directed by Joshua Hogan, The Irish School of Animation, BCFE, Dublin.

3. BOULDER MEDIA INTERNSHIP PRIZE: Joshua Hogan, director of 'Whack Jobs'

WINNER: Departure directed by Aoife Doyle, Pink Kong Studios, Dublin.
HONOURABLE MENTION: Hors Piste - Directed by Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Mallet, ESNI, France

5.BEST COLLABORATION ON A SHORT FILM PROJECT (Co-Production) WINNER:  Brightside – Directed by Dylan Cooper and Natasha Walsh, University of Ulster.

6. BEST 2D ANIMATION: WINNER: Late Afternoon directed by Louise Bagnall, Cartoon Saloon, Kilkenny.
HONOURABLE MENTION: Departure – directed by Aoife Doyle, Pink Kong Studios, Dublin.

7. AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD WINNER: Hors Piste - Directed by Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Mallet, ESNI, France.

8. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SHORT FILM WINNER :Hors Piste - Directed by Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Mallet, ESNI, France

9. INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM WINNER: Untravel - Directed by Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak Jr. Serbia, Slovak Republic

10. BEST SOUNDTRACK AWARD WINNER: Reverie directed by Philip Piaget, The Drawing Project, Viborg, Denmark. (Sponsors:-Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Creative Ireland, Boulder Media, Mutiny Sound and Blackrock Cellar.)

11. SOCIAL RECOGNITION CATEGORY /IRISH JOINT WINNER: Overcoming Anger - National Rehabilitation Hospital, Directed by Megan Walsh, Ann Upton, Naoise Dempsey, Cian Hughes and Emma Lynch - the National Film School, IADT.
International Joint Winner: Days Like This,  directed by Ines Delicios from Central St. Martins

ABLE AGAIN – National Rehabilitation Hospital, Directed by Cliona Noonan, Paul Browne, Rachel Flanagan, Amie Gerardi and Dervla Reilly - The National Film School, IADT And Phantom Pain - National Rehabilitation Hospital, Directed by Robyn Conroy, Liam Fahy, Colm Flannery, Sarah Malito and Callum Nolan, The National Film School, IA

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