Screen Ireland Announces New Guidelines For Feature Film Development Support

Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland is pleased to announce revised guidelines across feature film development funding categories, in order to make the application process easier and more streamlined for Irish filmmakers. The agency is also improving the process for applying for Additional Feature Film Development, aimed at helping producers to maintain momentum during the development process. Feature Film Development (formerly Project Development) funding and Screenplay Development will now... Read more...

Covid-19 update: Provision of Essential Services Guidance for Employees and Employers

Please find the Government Essential business list in the context of the new Covid restrictions. This list is a downloadable PDF document on the Ibec website via the link below. Covid19: Essential Business List Other useful Links Department of Health Health Protection Surveillance Centre Health Service Executive Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade WHO ECDC Department of Business, Enterprise and... Read more...

Update on Covid-19: guide to business continuity planning

Regarding the government announcement, Animation Ireland are continuing to comply with HSE advice on COVID-19, and in the interest of public health, and will be working remotely with a business continuity plan in place and the association expects day-to-day operations to continue as normal where possible. Please visit the links below for this important information. Government Measures update: Updated Measures in... Read more...

Tax break for screen industry should be broadened, sector says PwC: report calls for lifting of €70m per project cap under tax credit regime

The State should consider lifting the €70 million project cap required for a tax credit for film and TV production in an effort to incentivise major global productions to film here, a report prepared for sector argues. The report, compiled by PwC on behalf of Troy Studios and Ardmore Studios, outlines some barriers to delivering further success in the sector and argues for increasing the... Read more...

Ronan McCabe Named Animation Ireland Chief Exec as Industry Booms

Animation Ireland, the trade body representing Ireland’s animation studios, has announced that it has appointed Ronan McCabe as its new Chief Executive. The appointment comes as the animation sector in Ireland undergoes a sustained period of rapid growth. Investment has tripled since 2015 to €180 million annually and employment figures have doubled to over 2,000, with new home-grown animation studios... Read more...

Immersive Worlds – Where Creativity Meets Technology at Futurescope 2020

Animation Skillnet, Immersive Technologies Skillnet and Screen Skills Ireland, in collaboration with Animation Ireland and Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, are proud to present this exciting programme at Ireland’s #1 innovation event; Futurescope 2020. On Wednesday 1st of April, some of the biggest names in the Irish and International industry will converge at the Convention Centre in Dublin to participate in... Read more...

Monster Entertainment: mk2 Films board sales on Paul Bolger’s ‘Outfoxed!’ as part of animation drive

Paris-based sales company mk2 films has boarded sales on Irish animation director Paul Bolger’s family CGI animated feature Outfoxed!, featuring a screenplay by popular compatriot musician and screenwriter Barry Devlin. The Ireland-set tale revolves around a family of urban foxes that embarks on an adventure-filled day-trip to the countryside, after one of its cubs asks to see where he was born.... Read more...

YouTube Kids become the title sponsor to the Animation Dingle Student Awards!

Animation Dingle are proud to announce YouTube Kids as the title sponsor of the Animation Dingle Student Awards. A perfect pairing and partnership in the ever growing world of animation, The YouTube Kids Animation Dingle Student Awards will take place in Dingle, Co. Kerry, on the west coast of Ireland on March 20th 2020.  The Awards are part of the... Read more...