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...

Minister Humphreys announces changes to Employment Permits Regulations to alleviate pressure on Animation Sector

  Animation Ireland received some promising news on March 15th from the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD. Minister Humphreys has signed off on changes to Employment Permit Regulations which will make it easier for businesses in the Hospitality and Animation sectors to source workers from outside the EEA.  This list is the result of an application made by... Read more...

Animation market in Great White North big draw for Irish firms

     With over nine million children living in Canada, and with a business climate and culture similar to Ireland, the ‘Great White North’ is a market full of opportunities for Irish animation. The Irish animation industry’s success in developing content for audiences at home and abroad has driven a rise in employment. While only around 100 people were employed in... Read more...

Offline Film Festival 2018: Summer residencies for Animators

The Offline Film Festival are offering two amazing summer residencies for animators, starting in May for six months… This summer, two Animators will embed themselves in the beautiful Georgian town of Birr, with accommodation, a stipend and studio space with industry standard software and computing technology provided. Birr is the cultural hub of the Midlands, with a vibrant arts community and the benefit of... Read more...

Animation Ireland studios ‘Get Animated about Rights’ with children’s art competition!

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Ireland’s Ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the  Ombudsman for Children has teamed up with some of Ireland’s top animation studios to invite children and young people attending primary or secondary schools in the Republic of Ireland to create an image of the children’s rights that means most to them. Five... Read more...

Animation Plan for Europe: a reflection on the future to 2020 and beyond

  The European animation sector has the potential to flourish and build scale over the coming years and the European Commission has recognised the importance of this sector and facilitated discussions with the animation industry on the opportunities and challenges that the industry faces and on how best to promote and distribute animation works. The European Animation Plan is the... Read more...

AURORA & The Breadwinner Premiere at the 2018 Audi Dublin International Film Festival

Animation Ireland members Cartoon Saloon and Pink Kong Studios will feature in the 2018 Audi Dublin International Film Festival, which returns this year with over 100 films scheduled to screen across Dublin from February 21st to March 4th. Now in its 16th year, the festival prides itself on creating a programme which showcases the very best in international film and attracts high... Read more...

RTÉ Strategy 2018-22

RTÉ Director General Dee Forbes this week briefed staff and issued the broadcasters new five year strategy plan. The new strategy plan intends to strengthen RTÉ relationship with younger views through improvements and investment in its digital and online platforms, as well as reflecting the ever diversifying landscape of Ireland through its programming. Shifts in the media landscape have provided... Read more...

New Feature: Rangle Connecting Productions with Crew

Rangle is a brand new service for production companies and crew dedicated to providing an easier way to check crew availability. Rangle don’t do the hiring, but simply check who might be available for your production, maximizing your time and budget….. Just makes things easier for everyone. Rangle is changing the landscape of how companies connect with available crew. Animation... Read more...

Irish studios are set for Miami! Kidscreen Summit 2018

Animation Ireland and Animation Skillnet members will be representing Ireland and their studios at the Kidscreen Summit 2018, in Miami next week (Feb 12-15th 2018). Animation, games, VFX and film studios specialising in children’s media visit the event each year with the aim to build their business by networking with nearly 2,000 international leaders in all sectors, and engage in... Read more...