My Father’s Dragon , directed by Nora Twomey (Under the Burqa), won five awards at the Irish Animation Awards , including Best Irish Film.
Produced by Cartoon Saloon , the film is available on Netflix .

This was a record year for the Irish Animation Awards , with 53 Irish productions nominated.

Animation Ireland is the trade association for animation studios in Ireland and represents 44 associated studios employing over 2,000 people across the island. The sector has experienced strong growth in recent years and today generates almost €200m a year to the economy, while Irish animation projects are shown in more than 190 countries worldwide.

The complete list of winners

  • Best Animated Preschool Series – Circle Square | Kavaleer Productions, Wyndley Animation
  • Best Animated Kids Series 6+ — Tales from Dún Draíochta | Igloo Animations, Trevor Courtney
  • Kids’ Choice Preschool — Fia’s Fairies | Little Moon Animation, Vanessa Robinson, Eoghan Garvey
  • Kids’ Choice 6+ — The Cuphead Show! | Lighthouse Studios; Ruchi Shah, Paul Madden, Cormac Slevin
  • Best Animated Short Film — Soul Office | TAUNTS
  • Best International Short Film — The Stranger | Jihye Jung, Jusuk Lee, Hyunju Kim
  • Best Writer for Preschool Animation — Odo “Doodle Song” | Ishai Ravid
  • Best Writer for an Animated Series — Tales from Dún Draíochta “Lusmore and the Rapping Fairy” | Trevor Courtney
  • Best Animation for Apps, Games & Interactive — Waggle | Katie McNeice, Maeve MacNamara, Jim Pipe
  • Best Art Direction & Design — Bardo | Aisling Conroy, Alan Holly, Cora McKenna
  • Best Director of an Animated Series — Karma’s World | Bronagh O’Hanlon, Pete McEvoy, Brian O’Brien
  • Best Animation Sequence — The Cuphead Show! | Julius Mingi, Dindo Santos, Gian Carla Atienza
  • Best Music — My Father’s Dragon | Jeff Danna, Mychael Danna
  • Best Sound Design — Memento Mori | Ed Costello, Ryan Quinn
  • Best Irish Feature or Special — My Father’s Dragon | Cartoon Saloon
  • Best Innovation in Animation — Face2Face “Charles & Camilla” | Retinize & Flickerpix
  • Best Irish IP — Odo | Reggie Colin Williams
  • Best Student Film — The Small Makings of a Storm | Avery Angle
  • Best Editing — My Father’s Dragon | Richie Cody, Darren Holmes
  • Best Storyboarding — My Father’s Dragon | Giovanna Ferrari
  • Best VFX — My Father’s Dragon | Cartoon Saloon
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Industry — Teresa Mc Grane