Animation Ireland are recruiting for the position of Chief Executive (part-time)

Animation Ireland the trade association for the leading Irish animation studios working together to promote Ireland’s world class sector internationally is now recruiting for the position of Chief Executive. This is a part-time position.   Reporting to the Animation Ireland Board, the Chief Executive has overall responsibility for the leadership of the organisation and the delivery of its strategic plan.  The... Read more...

Animation Ireland partner with Creative Europe for event: Overview of European Marketplace for Animation | Thurs 7th November

We are delighted to partner with Creative Europe and inviteJUSTINE BANNISTER to Ireland to give a presentation on Marketing and Distribution in the Animation Marketplace.  This event is organised in partnership with Creative Europe- Media Desk Ireland.Where? CAMDEN COURT HOTEL, Camden St Lr, D2.When? Thursday 7th November 9.30am – 1pm SIGN UP HERE Justine is an independent children’s media consultant with 25 years’... Read more...

Irish animator wins top global award as Irish animation studios make global industry pitch

The leading lights of the Irish animation industry have descended on Cannes in southern France this weekend to represent Ireland and pitch for international business at the ‘MIPJunior’ conference. The two-day event is an annual gathering of 1,600 of the world’s most important buyers, commissioners, producers, development executives and distributors from the global children’s television industry. There was a special... Read more...

ANIMATION, VFX & GAMES GRADUATE TRAINEESHIP 2019-2020 Call for Applications

Screen Skills Ireland and Animation Skillnet are currently seeking applicants for the next iteration of the hugely successful graduate Traineeship Programme for Animation, VFX and Games, which is supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Animation Ireland. In 2018-19, 15 trainees took part in the programme and were placed in a studio for 6 months. The studios that took... Read more...

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD Announces Increase of €1 million to Screen Ireland Budget for 2020

Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, the national development agency for the film, television and animation industry, welcomes a funding increase of €1 million announced by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan, bringing the agency’s annual capital budget to €17.2 million for 2020. Commenting on the budget announcement Fis Éireann/Screen Ireland Chair Dr. Annie Doona said, “We welcome the Government’s consistent... Read more...

ACE ANIMATION SPECIAL

The ACE Animation Special is a hands-on workshop for experienced producers who want to diversify their activities to include, and/or deepen their knowledge of, developing and producing long form/feature film animation production for an international audience (cinema, broadcast or streaming). In close collaboration with Screen Skills Ireland and Animation Dingle and support from other key Irish partners – Screen Ireland,... Read more...

Ireland aims to become global centre of excellence for film – Varadkar says in LA

Taoiseach opens new consulate during visit to US city and holds meetings with range of TV and film companies Ireland aims to become a global centre of excellence for the film and TV industry, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said, as he continued his two-day visit to Los Angeles. Addressing a gathering of senior Irish and international film executives and actors... Read more...

Telegael wins Animation Investor Award at 2019 European Cartoon Forum

The Irish based animation and live action studio Telegael was awarded one of three Cartoon Tribute awards at the 2019 Cartoon Forum held in Toulouse, France this week. The aim of the Cartoon Tributes is to reward outstanding achievements, companies or personalities that have had a positive and dynamic influence on the TV animation industry over the last year. 1,000... Read more...

Monster sells raft of Irish programming

Monster Entertainment has recently made a raft of sales for Irish-produced animation.  The Day Henry Met…?, award-winning animation produced by Wiggleywoo Ltd, has been sold to RTÉ in Ireland, RAI Cinema in Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, Monaco, Malta and Italian speaking Switzerland, and Eesti Rahvusringhääling in Estonia for Free TV, IDIPPER in France, and TF1 Video in France, DROM,... Read more...