Igloo Animations’ short film ‘Deposits’ receives an Honorable Mention @Dublin Animation Film Festival

Igloo Animations short film, Deposits, received an ‘Honorable Mention’ at the Dublin Animation Film Festival on Saturday 21st October, where it was screened in Dun Laoghaire’s Pavilon Theatre. Directed by Trevor Courtney and written by Adrienne Michel-Long, Deposits concerns the connection of all the the ‘Disappeared’, who are the remains of those murdered by the Provisional Irish Republican Army and those killed centuries earlier... Read more...

Cartoon Saloon’s ‘The Breadwinner’ takes home the Grand Prize at the inaugural Animation Is Film Festival in Hollywood

The festival, which took place in the TCL Chinese Theatre last Friday, October 22nd also saw director Nora Twomey win the audience award. ‘The Breadwinner’ follows Parvana, a girl growing up in Afghanistan in 2001. Following her father’s arrest, she dresses as a boy in order to work and provide for her family. Together with her best friend Shauzia, she... Read more...

The Breadwinner, Director Nora Twomey to Receive Women in Animation Diversity Award

Fantastic news this week as Cartoon Saloon‘s co-founder and Creative Director, Nora Twomey will be presented with the Women in Animation’s first Diversity Award. Earlier this year, Spark Computer Graphics Society and Women in Animation (WIA) joined forces to establish the first Diversity Awards at the 9th Annual Spark Animation Festival which takes place from October 26th – 29th 2017,... Read more...

Ireland Week, L.A 2017: “Ireland – Where Animation Happens”

Animation Ireland will be represented at Ireland Week in Los Angeles(16th – 21st October), alongside Irish delegates from the wider animation, film, TV and gaming industries. Connect 353: The Ireland Conference is a series of panel talks scheduled for Ireland Week at L.A Live’s Regal Theatre.  A dazzling array of Keynote speakers and panelists will take to the stage to... Read more...

Irish Animation Studios Show Their Best at MIPCOM 2017

A number of Irish animation delegates are exhibiting at MIPCOM and MIPJunior this year- the world’s largest entertainment content market in Cannes. Among the Irish delegates are some of our very own Animation Ireland member studios. Brown Bag Films, Cartoon Saloon, JAM Media, Kavaleer, Monster Entertainment,  Pink Kong Studios, Salty Dog Pictures and Treehouse Republic, all are pitching their animation... Read more...

Screen Training Ireland & Animation Skillnet announce Animation & VFX Graduate Traineeship and Symposium 2017

Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet announce Animation and VFX Graduate Traineeship and Symposium 2017. To coincide with the launch of the Graduate Traineeship Programme for the Irish Animation and VFX sectors there will be a two day symposium packed full of exciting talks and masterclasses in the area of animation and VFX which will take place in the Morrison... Read more...

Animation Ireland makes five recommendations to Minister for Finance in its 2017 Pre-budget Submission

  Animation Ireland submitted its Pre-budget Submission for 2017 to the Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe, Michael McGrath TD and Pearse Doherty TD.  Acting as the voice of the Animation sector, Animation Ireland’s core objective is to establish Ireland as a creative centre for Content & Technology by focusing on growth, developing an innovation culture and creating competitive advantage for members.  The Irish animation... Read more...

Powerful and enthralling storytelling that marvels the eyes- The Breadwinner has it all

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland hosted a sneak preview of  Nora Twomey’s  directorial feature debut, The Breadwinner which was screened in The Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin this week. The Breadwinner is the latest feature from the Academy-Award-nominated Irish animation studio, Cartoon Saloon, and was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month. The BAI screening in the Lighthouse Cinema was the... Read more...

JAM Media’s ‘Becca’s Bunch’ Packs a Punch!

JAM Media continue to pack a punch after securing major terrestrial deals with France Télévisions and CBC in Canada for its brand new pre-school series Becca’s Bunch (52 x 11’). The show, currently in production, will be presented at MIP Jr for the first time in its completed form. Nickelodeon has already picked up exclusive broadcast rights to the series... Read more...

Something’s brewing! Monster Sells Brewster to Multiple Territories

Irish distributor Monster Entertainment has sold new animated series Brewster the Rooster to a number of broadcasting partners, including ABC Kids (Australia), YLE (Finland) and Good TV (Taiwan). It premiered on Ireland’s RTE on 1st July 2017 and has since gone global, having been picked up by channels in the USA, Asia, Australia and Europe. Produced by Salty Dog Pictures, Brewster the Rooster follows the... Read more...