The Annie Award nominations were announced today.There are nominations for Brown Bag Films and Cartoon Saloon (where graduates of BCFE's Irish School of Animation can be found) as well as three separate nominations for individual ISA graduates: Barry Kennedy for his work on 'Atomic Puppet', Terry Bannon for his work on 'Ghostbusters' and Matthias Lechner for his work on 'Zootopia'.
Textile Fibre HND students visit Jennifer Slattery Studios in Dublin for their Professional Practice class. Many thanks to Jennifer for her hospitality, and generosity of spirit.
Three of our past graduates from HND in Fibre Art - Ina Olohan, Grainne Quinn and Mary Wilkie - exhibited their work at Art Source in the RDS, Dublin this November 11th-13th (see samples of the work above). They were successful in selling work and gained enormous experience partaking in this event and receiving feedback from buyers, galleries and the general public. Also, there will be an exciting and varied showcase of work in response to the themes 'Poetry in Stitch & Flora, Fauna and Frippery' by the first and second year Textile Fibre Art Students From BCFE from 7th-30th of November at the main Ballyfermot Library (see poster for the event).
Illustrated by Margaret Anne Suggs, a teacher on our BTEC Illustration HND, 'Pigín of Howth' has won the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book of the Year Awards in the 'Children's Junior' category. The picture book is published by Gill and was launched in the National Gallery earlier this month.
From the Ballyfermot Echo: 'Media graduates from Ballyfermot College of Further Education (BCFE) continue to put themselves, and their college, in the picture, with two former students recently receiving awards and plaudits from various film festivals across the country writes Jesse Melia. The film South, directed by Gerard Walsh, won ‘Best Feature’ at the Fingal Film Festival earlier this month and has also been selected for the upcoming Galway Film Fleadh'.
BAMPM graduate Thomas Russell recently gave a talk to second year journalists about his work in CORE Media, 'Ireland's largest media communications group'.
Animation series 'Peter Rabbit' by Brown Bag Films, and 'Go Jetters' by Giant Animation and Boulder Media have been nominated for Children’s BAFTA Awards (the full list can be viewed here). In more animation news, ISA graduates have won the Audience Choice Award at the Dublin Film Festival for Define Intervention' (above). Congratulations to all on their successes!