Giant Animation premieres ‘The Overcoat’ at the Galway Film Fleadh

The Overcoat will premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh on 14th July as part of the Irish Talent: New Shorts Six program in the Town Hall Theatre at 12pm. The Overcoat is a warm and unique animation about an office worker that saves all his money to buy a new coat in time for Christmas, only to have fate take a ghostly hand. Starring Cillian Murphy and... Read more...

JAM Media lines up multimillion toy deal: New kids’ show Becca’s Bunch to premiere on Nick Jr

Irish-made pre-school TV series Becca’s Bunch is to premiere tomorrow on Nick Jr UK as its Dublin creator, JAM Media, finalises a lucrative global toy deal based on the character. Likely to be signed in the next month, the multimillion toy deal will be Jam’s first in its 18-year history of making hit children’s TV series for the international market.... Read more...

Animation Ireland welcomes Government plan for animation and film industry

Animation Ireland have issued a statement welcoming the ‘Audio-visual Action Plan’, which was launched by Minister Josepha Madigan TD, Minister Heather Humphries TD and Minister Denis Naughten TD this morning (Wednesday 27th June) in Dublin. The plan focuses on making Ireland an international hub for film, television and animation production. Animation Ireland Industry Chairperson John Phelan said; ‘’Animation welcomes the... Read more...

Minister Humphreys leads 4-day joint Enterprise Ireland / IDA Ireland trade mission to USA with Animation Ireland

Animation Ireland attended a four day mission to Los Angeles lead by Heather Humphreys T.D Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Enterprise Ireland and the IDA Ireland,  supported by the Irish Film Board. The Irish animation industry was the main focus of the mission, aiming to connect 15 Irish companies in this dynamic, growing industry in Ireland, to many of the largest... Read more...

Irish Animation continues to thrive: Animation Ireland and member studios attend Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2018

  Irish animation studios continue to hold international recognition and influence in Annecy this June. The Annecy International Animated Film Festival is renowned as the world’s largest festival dedicated to animation, taking place in the picturesque town of Annecy, south east France 11th – 16th June.  This year, Animation Ireland held a distinct presence in Annecy at the Mifa animation... Read more...

The Irish Film Board welcomes the came change to Screen Ireland, and Gareth Lee is appointed to role of Manager of Screen Training Ireland.

  Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan, T.D. of the commencement date of our new name. The agency will be known as Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland with effect from today, Monday 18th June 2018, following the announcement of this date at the launch of Investing in our Culture, Language... Read more...

Europe on Screen 2018 film festival: Ireland in Indonesia

Europe on Screen, the longest-running international film festival in Indonesia, returned this year, 3-12 May, bringing dozens of quality European movies to Jakarta, Bandung, Medan, Denpasar, Surabaya and Yogyakarta. EoS was held for  the first time in 1990 under the name of “European Film Festival”, followed by the second edition in 1999, since 2003 the festival became an annual event under... Read more...

Nora Twomey & Cartoon Saloon’s ‘The Breadwinner’ Makes its Irish Cinema Release on Friday,May 25th

Following another incredible year for Irish animation, Cartoon Saloon and Nora Twomey’s multi-award winning and Academy Award® nominated drama ‘The Breadwinner’ releases in Ireland on Friday, May 25th. The film, which is directed by Nora Twomey and backed by executive producer Angelina Jolie follows Parvana, a girl growing up in Afghanistan in 2001. Following her father’s arrest, she dresses as a... Read more...

Full STEAM ahead! Creativity Meets Technology at Futurescope 2018

The animation industry in Ireland has continued to rise from strength to strength in the past number of years, highlighted by the ongoing international success of animation studios such as Brown Bag Films, Boulder Media, Cartoon Saloon, JAM Media and Kavaleer to name a few. With millions of children watching animated programmes produced here, Ireland is a recognised leader for... Read more...