The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards are in, and Dingle International Film Festival (Dingle IFF) and Animation Dingle are proud to announce that several of its feature screenings are now in contention to take home a coveted prize on February 26th 2017. Dingle IFF has always had a long tradition of screening the most acclaimed movies of the year, many of which feature multiple Oscar-nominated filmmakers. This year, there is a fantastic line-up of potential winners, in both live-action and animated categories:

What Films Are There?
THE RED TURTLE (2016) – nominated for ‘Best Animated Feature Film.’
SULLY (2016) – nominated for ‘Best Achievement in Sound Editing’.
MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE (2016) – nominated for ‘Best Animated Feature Film.’

Other Films:
HOPPER: IN HIS OWN WORDS – documentary on actor Dennis Hopper who was nominated for two Oscars in his lifetime: ‘Best Writing’ for EASY RIDER (1969), and ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for HOOSIERS (1986).
ETHEL & ERNEST – voiced by Jim Broadbent, who won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his performance in IRIS (2001). Ethel is voiced by Brenda Blethyn, who has been nominated for two Academy Awards for her performances in SECRETS & LIES (1996), and LITTLE VOICE (1998).
THE LOST LETTER – an animated short featuring the voice talent of Oscar-winner Kate Winslet.

And finally, we have a big announcement to make for our Físín event. Art Parkinson, the teenage Irish actor famed for his role as Rickon Stark in GAME OF THRONES (2011-2016), will present the Físín award for the best script in the Irish language on Sunday 26th March at The Phoenix Cinema. Last year, Art provided the voice of Kubo in KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (2016), which has been nominated for two Oscars at the 87th Academy Awards—‘Best Animated Feature Film’, and ‘Best Achievement in Visual Effects’.

To read more about our Oscar-nominated line-up, check out the full article at Awards Season at Dingle International Film Festival

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