JAM partners with Dingle International Film Festival in creating a festival that was created for students, which has been moulded by them, and intends to strengthen the profile of Ireland as a worldwide centre of excellence in animation internationally.

Animation Dingle, which takes place each March, celebrates the best of animation, with the dramatic west of Ireland as a backdrop. The aim of the festival is to connect; introducing students to professionals and bringing professionals together with key decision makers.

The event is made up of Conferences, Screenings, and Awards.
Animation Dingle hosted the inaugural Irish Animation Awards in 2015 and will host the bi-annual awards in 2017.
The Student Animation Awards, which were held for the 1st time in 2016, will take place during Animation Dingle 2017, March 24th-25th.

The festival attracts a wealth of industry professionals, who share their thoughts on the many opportunities that exist today in the animation sector, both in Ireland and internationally.