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3rd Irish Animation Awards, Dingle 29th March 2019

Animation Ireland’s 3rd Irish Animation Awards This is Animation Ireland’s third awards ceremony to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding creative talent we have within the Irish Animation, VFX and gaming industries. The awards will take place at the Dingle Skelligs Hotel on Saturday the 23rd of March 2019. Home to the Dingle Film Festival and Animation Dingle for the last 7 years, Dingle provides us with the... Read more...

Irish animators representing best of Ireland in Miami at world’s largest animation event

The leading lights in Irish animation are in Miami this week (week commencing Monday 11th February) to represent Ireland at the Kidscreen Summit, the most important annual event in the world animation calendar. The Irish delegation is led by Animation Ireland, the representative body for Irish animation studios, and is linking up with Enterprise Ireland and the Consulate General of... Read more...

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Kidscreen Summit 2019!

Kidscreen Summit is renowned as the kids entertainment industry’s most important annual event. In 2018, the conference welcomed more than 2,000 attendees from 50-plus countries. Top executives attend Kidscreen Summit to take advantage of the year’s best business networking, and to engage in critical dialogue on issues that affect the industry. Read more...

Animation Ireland Announces the Irish Animation Awards 2019 Nominations!

Animation Ireland is delighted to announce the nominees for the third Irish Animation Awards which will take place in Dingle on Saturday 23rd March, home to the Dingle Film Festival and Animation Dingle. The awards are kindly sponsored by RTÉ, Screen Ireland, Animation Skillnet, Philip Lee, Celaction, Screen Skills Ireland, Brophy Gillespie and Gorilla Post. We would like to express our gratitude to the esteemed... Read more...

9 Story Media Group Acquires Asian Animation Studio

9 Story Media Group has acquired PT Bali Animation Studio and PT Bali Animasi Solusi Ekakarsa (collectively known as “BASE”), a full service CGI animation studio located in Bali, Indonesia. Founded in 2015 by Lily Wang and Daniel Harjanto Setyawan, BASE provides high quality animation work for clients around the world and employs 270 personnel. Terms of the transaction were... Read more...

Captain Morten and the Spider Queen’ nominated for the National Film Awards UK

Captain Morten and the Spider Queen  co-produced by Telegael (Ireland), Nukufilm (Estonia), Grid Animation (Belgium) and Calon (Wales) has been nominated for Best Animation Film at this year’s National Film Awards UK where it will compete against ‘Early Man’, ‘Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires’, ‘Peter Rabbit’, ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ and ‘Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero’. The National Film Awards is... Read more...

‘Late Afternoon’ was nominated for Best Animated Short at the Oscars!

The list of 2019 Oscars nominations has been announced, and among these were a few films of Irish interest, with Cartoon Saloon‘s ‘Late Afternoon’ nominated for Best Animated Short. Written and directed by Louise Bagnall, Late Afternoon introduces us to Emily, an elderly woman who finds herself disconnected from the world around her. As she drifts back through her memories to relive... Read more...

Screen Ireland Announces 2019 Slate of Productions

Expanded Remit Empowers Screen Ireland To Drive Positive Industry Change 2018 — A Breakthrough Year for Irish Women in Film Funding Allocations to Be Linked to Key Guiding Principles Irish Film 2019 Reveals Details Of 20 Feature Films, 6 Animation Shows, 17 Documentaries to Come to Screens In 2019 Details of all Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland supported productions coming to screens this year... Read more...