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Annecy Festival and Market 10th -15th June 2019

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival and its Market (Mifa): the major international event for over 11,000 industry professionals. The festival is the world’s top reference for animation films! Check out the latest animated gems, find out about current and future trends, meet up with your favourite film directors and up-and-coming talents, track down new associates and partners… in the... Read more...

Animation Ireland partner with CartoonItalia: Turin Mission

Animation Ireland attended a three day mission (8-10th May) to Turin lead by CartoonItalia and supported by Creative Europe Desk Italy MEDIA – Ufficio di Torino, Film Commission Torino Piemonte e FIP – Film Investimenti Piemonte. The main focus of the mission was to connect 9 Irish Producers from the dynamic, growing industry in Ireland, to the Italian market and... Read more...

Participating companies for Screen Leaders 2019 announced

Screen Skills Ireland are pleased to announce the selected participants for the 2019 Screen Leaders programme. Industry leaders from Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Ireland will come together on the 3rd of June for the first module of the programme which will take place in Ireland. Screen Leaders is a strategic company development programme for the screen industries. The programme is aimed... Read more...

Animation Skillnet: Education and Training update 2019

It has been a busy and exciting start of the year for Animation Skillnet, starting with The Animation Studio Lab, produced by Stephen Fagan and Directed by Sean Cunningham: over fifteen weeks, the 4 tutors brought 13 participants through the creation of their own original and hilarious short, Agony Ant, from Storyboarding to Compositing. In February, Delphine Coudray joined Animation... Read more...

Next Creative Europe MEDIA call that supports producers is for Support to TV Programming. Deadline Monday 28 May!

The next Creative Europe MEDIA call that supports producers is for Support to TV Programming. The deadline is 11am Irish time, Monday 28 May. AVAILABLE FUNDING Fiction or animation projects can apply for up to 12.5% of the production budget (capped at €500,000) Creative documentaries can apply for up to 20% (capped at €300,000) Co-produced TV drama series (minimum duration 6... Read more...

Lighthouse Studios first series Bug Diaries launches on Amazon Prime

Lighthouse Studios, Kilkenny,  is delighted to launch its first show Bug Diaries to the world.  For over two years the dedicated crew, under the masterful direction of Gilly Fogg, have poured their talent and souls into this heartwarming and positive series for kids aged 4-7. With beautiful and elegant narrative alongside stunning visuals both Lighthouse and Amazon are delighted with the... Read more...

Animated Virtual Reality film ‘AURORA’ launches worldwide

The latest short film from award-winning Irish animation studio, Pink Kong Studios, AURORA, launched to a global audience on Steam, Viveport and Oculus. The film marks the directorial virtual reality debut of Aoífe Doyle (director, IFTA-nominated Departure) and has already received accolades on the international festival circuit. Since its world premiere at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival (ADIFF) in... Read more...