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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...

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Animation Art Show 2018 at the Ark

The Animation Art Show is an exhibition and auction in aid of Irish Children’s charities. It was first created in 2011 with the purpose of tapping into the bubbling creativity emerging from the fast growing animation industry in Ireland. All artwork is kindly donated by animation professionals and students and showcases a wide range of mediums including painting, print, sculpture, plush toys, animation cels and... Read more...

Animation Skillnet launches Winter schedule!

Animation Skillnet have launched their latest Winter courses, workshops and events for November and December.  For more information and how to book your place, click on the links below. Workshops and Events: 1) Schoolism Live – Dublin 2018 2) Animation Returners Course: Digital Skills (2 Saturdays & Sundays) Evening Classes: 3) Advanced 3D Modelling, Scultping and Rendering in Maya and ZBrush with Darko Mitev... Read more...

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MIPCOM 2018

MIPCOM gathers the world’s most influential industry players for four days of meetings, screenings and conferences. Discover and screen the latest blockbuster programming and find new partners at the year’s most anticipated global market for entertainment content across all platforms. More information here on MIPCOM and MIPJunior Read more...

Animation Ireland announces call for entries to the Irish Animation Awards

Animation Ireland, the representative body for animation studios in Ireland, have today (12th October 2018) announced that that entries are now open for the 2019 Irish Animation Awards. The 2019 awards ceremony will take place in Dingle on 23rd March 2019 and is Animation Ireland’s biennial awards ceremony to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding, world-class creative talent within the Irish... Read more...

Captain Morten and the Spider Queen’ Wins Major Award in Germany

Captain Morten and the Spider Queen’, the recently completed Telegael (Ireland), Nukufilm (Estonia), Grid (Belgium) and Calon (Wales) co–production has picked up the Best Animated Feature award at the Schlingel Festival for Children and Young People held recently in Chemnitz in Germany. It beat off competition from 124 films from 51 countries, including “The Breadwinner” and “White Fang”. Schlingel is... Read more...

Budget 2019: Screen Ireland Welcomes Increase of €2 Million to Capital Budget, Section 481 Extended to 2024 Alongside Regional Boost of 5%

€16.2 million capital budget for 2019 — an additional €2 million on 2018 figures Irish tax incentive for film, television and animation Section 481 extended to 2024 Time-limited Regional Uplift of 5% to be introduced Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, the national development agency for the film, television and animation industry, welcomes the increase of €2 million to its capital budget and the extension... Read more...

Animation Skillnet: driving retention in the Animation Industry and further commitment from the Government in Budget 2019

Animation Skillnet continues to drive employee retention in the Animation Industry as the predominant learning network for companies of all sizes in the animation, games and VFX sector. Member companies work collaboratively to share best practice and to respond effectively to the specific skills needs of the sector. The network addresses both technical and non-technical skills needs of members. During... Read more...