We’re thrilled to announce a new sponsor for this year’s Smedias. Boulder Media will be sponsoring the increasingly popular Short Animation Of The Year category.

This is a category that we’ve seen grow significantly in popularity over the last few years as more and more colleges offer courses in animation and provide more resources for animators.

Ireland’s prominence in such a rapidly developing and expanding industry is no-better illustrated than by the success of a company like Boulder Media. Founded in 2000, it has grown continuously throughout the years and become one of Ireland’s largest homegrown animation studios.

The studio have been involved in numerous projects throughout the years which have been nominated for some of the most prestigious global awards including BAFTAs, EMMYs and IFTAs.

Over the years they have worked on many projects for some of the largest broadcasters in the world, including:

  • El Tigre- Nickleodeon
  • Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends- Cartoon Network US
  • Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja– Disney UK

And projects currently in productions such as:

  • Wander Over Yonder- Disney US
  • Danger Mouse- BBC & Freemantle

Aside from all this, they also produce many in house shorts that they enter into short film competitions throughout the world. They are committed to both creating large well-regarded projects for global networks, as well as fostering smaller in-house ideas and producing their own pilots for global networks. 

We are thrilled to have such a well-regarded, respected and successful company in the world of animation in to sponsor our animation category. It shows that the Smedias are not only an award respected by students, but are also a fantastic way of getting noticed in the respective industry you’re hoping to break into.

We couldn’t be more happy to have Boulder Media on board and are looking forward to seeing your entries to the Short Animation Of The Year category.