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...

Captain Morten And The Spider Queen: Ireland’s First Stop Motion Animated Feature Film to be launched at the Cannes Film Festival!

Ireland’s First Stop Motion Animated Feature Film to be launched at the Cannes Film Festival. Captain Morten And The Spider Queen a film animated in stop motion and co-produced by Telegael in Ireland, Nukufilm in Estonia, Grid in Belgium and Calon in Wales will be launched at a market screening at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2018. The film will also... Read more...

Animation Ireland Appoint New Industry Chairperson and New Members at Industry AGM

    Animation Ireland, the representative body for Irish animation studios, hosted its Annual General Meeting in Dublin on Thursday 26th April. Members proposed and agreed the appointment of Moe Honan (Moetion Films) as their new Industry Chairperson and the organisers announced new members Piranha Bar, Turnip and Duck and Daily Madness. The AGM this year takes place against a backdrop of... Read more...

The Breadwinner: Irish and UK release & Annecy International Animated Film Festival

  Award winning Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon have announced their Irish and UK release of the much awaited, The Breadwinner.  Directed by Norah Twomey and based on the best-selling children’s novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father gets arrested, Parvana dresses up as a... Read more...

Brown Bag Films’ Octonauts WINS for outstanding writing at Daytime Emmy Awards!

A huge congratulations to Brown Bag Films after they won an Emmy for ‘Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program’ for their pre-school show, Octonauts. “Our team donned their finest threads for the Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony that took place on Friday 27th April at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles! We had a terrific night and together... Read more...

Futurescope 2018 is on its way with ‘Creativity Meets Technology’ theme!

  Animation Ireland and Animation Skillnet will be coordinating a room on the theme of ‘Creativity Meets Technology’ at Futurescope 2018, which takes place at the Convention Centre on the 31st May. Some of the biggest names in the Irish and International industry will be participating on the day, including Epic Games (Unreal Engine), The Foundry, JAM Media, Cartoon Saloon, Warducks, 3D4... Read more...

Irish Film Board Welcome Project Ireland 2040: Investing in our Culture, Language and Heritage 2018-2027

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) (10 April 2018) has welcomed the publication of Investing in our Culture, Language and Heritage 2018-2027, announced as part of Project Ireland 2040 — the Government’s overarching policy initiative to provide an improved social, economic and cultural infrastructure for the entire nation. IFB Chair, Dr Annie Doona took the opportunity to thank... Read more...

Animation Skillnet hosting master classes at Animation Dingle 2018

      Animation Skillnet are teaming up with Animation Dingle 2018 to offer master classes delivered by Dan Katcher, Ryan Woodward and Keith Sintay (with support from Skillnets, Screen Training Ireland and the BAI). See below for more details. (Note: these classes are now full) Masterclass 1 – Dan Katcher – Friday 23rd March 10am-12.30pm – Beehive Theatre Biography: Dan Katcher is... Read more...