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...

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...