Explore animation with Kerry International Film Festival!

We are thrilled to offer a free programme of short animations from Ireland and beyond that will inspire and delight as part of this year’s Cruinniú na nÓg (Saturday 15th June). The programme is suitable for ages 4+ and open to everyone.

After the screening, there will be an interactive stop-motion workshop, where participants (aged 8+) will get the opportunity to learn the basics of cut-out animation, make paper puppets and work together to create their own animated film.

No experience required, just bring a big imagination! Spaces are limited and booking is essential!

Venue: Anam Arts and Cultural Centre, Killarney V93 D628 
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Cruinniú na nÓg Full Animation Programme 


It’s a beautiful day on the mountain, the sun is out and the gnome is ready to relax. However, when a great, big cloud arrives and covers the sun, the crafty gnome must work quickly to put a plan together.


Separated from his school, a little fish finds himself lost in a rock pool filled with loads of new creatures. There’s a starfish, an octopus and even an angry seagull! Will the little fish manage to make new friends and find his way home? 

Mopped in their Tracks

It’s late at night in the museum and Maurice the mop has a problem; Bucky, a pair of muddy boots is ruining his hard work. Maurice must quickly catch Bucky and clean up the mess, before the museum is ruined.



When a little boy moves to a new school, he discovers he cannot stop crying. To help stop this strange new problem, he decides to wear a tank on his head.


Beautiful cut-out animation that follows the tale of two lions – one young, one old, as they explore a colourful world of flowers.

Kenya’s Symphony

Brought along to an orchestra, bored Kenya has big plans to disrupt the performance. That is, until she discovers a brand new passion for music.