Whats new in 2018

There’s an exchange in the 1978 (multi Oscar winning) film Annie Hall that takes place on a plane between Annie Hall and Alvy Singer and goes as follows.. Annie: “I don’t think our relationship is working.”

Alvy: “I know, a relationship I think is like a shark, it has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we have on our hands (nervous cough) is a dead shark.”

It’s a funny exchange and a good gag but also contains a truth that can be applied to all kinds of situations.

Basically, adapt or.. And it’s definitely something we believe in (and NOT just because we’re the sharks).

It’s also why, for this year’s Kinsale Sharks Festival, we’ve changed…a lot!

Basically there’ll be a new shape to the festival. We’ve taken as much feedback as we could get and designed things around that feedback.

We’re hoping to create and produce a festival that will embrace all attendees. So, specifically? There's more networking and social opportunities which everyone loves, especially us!

Thurs/Fr/Sat there will be talks from 10am to lunchtime.

There will be a photo opportunity for winners with their trophies between 5pm and 7pm on Sat 29th
at Actons Hotel, so you can immediately show them off to your friends.

After lunch, networking opportunities with some big events (put on by some big companies) in the afternoons and evenings.

The cost of what was called a ‘delegate pass’ has been cut from 400e to 200e with further early bird/student/freelance and APA/CPI concessions available (lowest price just €50!)

“How can you cut the cost by so mu..”

We listened to your opinions on extravagant awards dinners (ie: elbow them!) and said “ok, you’re on”

And that’s basically it - keep the inspiring talks, elbow the 15 hour sit-down awards bash, have more networking events, more inclusion, more events going on, BUT…for less money. Oh and a few more things we want to tell you about. 

We've expanded the Best New Category to include (best young Designer and in the film categories editor, colourist, DOP, music composer, sound designer) to help identify and reward the best emerging new talents, basically the lifeblood of our industry. No pun intended.

New - The Great White Shark


.. of the year awards

Musical clue: “Dur-duh…Dur-duh…duh-duh-duh-duh-DUH-DUH-DUH!” (well, maybe you have to hear it). 
Created to honour the best creative agencies, production, music, post production and design companies. 

Agency Network
Design Agency
Ad Agency

Post Production House
Music Company
Film production Co


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