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GOBELINS at Dingle International Film Festival 18th-19th of March 2016

GOBELINS at Dingle International Film Festival 18th-19th of March 2016

For the first time, the French Embassy in Ireland has teamed up with Animation Dingle to present the French savoir-faire on animation.
The programme features a Retrospective from GOBELINS, l'école de l'image, which will be introduced by Cécile Blondel, Head of International Relations, on March 19th. She will also take part in the Animation Dingle conference on the Colleges Get Creative panel on March 18th, 10:30.
This programme is presented in partnership with the French Embassy in Ireland, Cécile Blondel is a guest of the festival courtesy of the French Embassy.

The animation department of GOBELINS was founded in 1975, by Pierre Ayma, to prepare artists for the growing needs of the French animation film industry in the 1970s. Over the years, the department grew and the programme expanded. Its graduates are present in French studios throughout the country such as Mac Guff and Xilam, but also in major studios around the world, including DreamWorks, Sony, Disney, Pixar, Framestore, Electronic Arts . Indeed, they are often awarded for their creative and technical excellence as well as their professional level.

Every year, the GOBELINS animation students produce the short films that serve as the openers or « curtain-raisers » at all the official screenings of the International Animated Film Festival that takes place in Annecy, France. Students in their final year produce graduation films they make in teams. In 2009 the graduation film Oktapodi was nominated at the Academy Awards Oscars.

In 2015 GOBELINS was ranked №1 Animation School worldwide by animationcareerreview.com

Our students are passionate, inspired, hard working and generous and we take an immense pride in their work. Our school is celebrating this year in June the 40th anniversary of the animation department and we are honoured to present this retrospective of the many creative years our students have offered to us.

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Published on 8 March 2016

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