This is Animation Ireland’s fifth awards ceremony to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding creative talent we have within the Irish Animation, VFX and Gaming industries. The awards will take place online on Saturday 27th May 2023.

General Entry Criteria:

1.Entries submitted for consideration must be from Irish productions* that were released (on terrestrial, cable, satellite or digital channels including web based broadcasters who commission content) between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2022.

2. Repeat transmissions are not eligible.

Irish Productions*
-Projects created and funded in Ireland.
-International Co-productions in which Irish studio has financial & creative stake.
-Service work with over 75% completed in Ireland (key creative roles must be based in Ireland).

3.Entry fee: €20 euro

4. Please include your nominees names in the overview section, or the cover page of your project.

5.Full list of entry criteria also available at

6.IMPORTANT: FilmFreeway is limited to one video file upload. Entries may be required to create more than one project file. Please download the category requirements for entering a snapshot at

7. The IAAs will not accept entries without the correct submission material. Failure to meet the entry requirements will result in an automatically invalid application. Please read the entry requirements for each category, and ensure that you have all the necessary information and material before submitting.

8.Applications deemed to be invalid will not be refunded.

9.Once applications have been submitted the Irish Animation Awards are under no obligation to make refunds or change the application.

Overall Rating
  • Assia Kovanova

    Thank you so much for nominating SANTIAGO for the Best International Short category at the Irish Animation Awards 2021! Congratulations to all the winners!!!

    May 2021
  • Thanks to the Irish Animation Awards for Nominating The Masque of Blackness for Best International Short Film, it was wonderful to be nominated and the awards ceremony was great.

    April 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Epoh! Glad to hear you enjoyed it. It was great to have you over and your film was stunning! Best wishes -the IAA Team