News & Events

Screen Ireland Announces New Guidelines For Feature Film Development Support

Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland is pleased to announce revised guidelines across feature film development funding categories, in order to make the application process easier and more streamlined for Irish filmmakers. The agency is also improving the process for applying for Additional Feature Film Development, aimed at helping producers to maintain momentum during the development process. Feature Film Development (formerly Project Development) funding and Screenplay Development will now... Read more...

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Futurescope 2020

Immersive Worlds – Where Creativity Meets Technology at Futurescope 2020 Animation Skillnet, Immersive Technologies Skillnet and Screen Skills Ireland, in collaboration with Animation Ireland and Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, are proud to present this exciting programme at Ireland’s #1 innovation event; Futurescope 2020. On Wednesday 1st of April, some of the biggest names in the Irish and International industry will... Read more...

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MIPTV – The Global Content Market for the Future (30 March – 2 April 2020)

MIPTV – The Global Content Market for the Future 30 March-2 April 2020 – Cannes France MIPTV 20.20 is a re-imagined experience, from the exhibition hall to the conference programme, that not only serves the needs of the distribution market today but also helps the content industry to prepare for the future. With a sharp focus on Buyers, MIPTV will... Read more...

Covid-19 update: Provision of Essential Services Guidance for Employees and Employers

Please find the Government Essential business list in the context of the new Covid restrictions. This list is a downloadable PDF document on the Ibec website via the link below. Covid19: Essential Business List Other useful Links Department of Health Health Protection Surveillance Centre Health Service Executive Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade WHO ECDC Department of Business, Enterprise and... Read more...

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Animation Dingle 2020!

Animation Dingle commits to delivering the very best in Animation from Ireland and around the globe to our Animation Dingle Festival annually; delivering through conference, workshops, screenings and awards and in the spirit of sharing and supporting.  In 2019, guests from Pixar, Amazon, Apple, Disney, Dreamworks, Netflix, NBC Universal, Nickelodeon,  joined with the BBC, RTÉ, and a wealth of industry... Read more...

Update on Covid-19: guide to business continuity planning

Regarding the government announcement, Animation Ireland are continuing to comply with HSE advice on COVID-19, and in the interest of public health, and will be working remotely with a business continuity plan in place and the association expects day-to-day operations to continue as normal where possible. Please visit the links below for this important information. Government Measures update: Updated Measures in... Read more...

Tax break for screen industry should be broadened, sector says PwC: report calls for lifting of €70m per project cap under tax credit regime

The State should consider lifting the €70 million project cap required for a tax credit for film and TV production in an effort to incentivise major global productions to film here, a report prepared for sector argues. The report, compiled by PwC on behalf of Troy Studios and Ardmore Studios, outlines some barriers to delivering further success in the sector and argues for increasing the... Read more...

Ronan McCabe Named Animation Ireland Chief Exec as Industry Booms

Animation Ireland, the trade body representing Ireland’s animation studios, has announced that it has appointed Ronan McCabe as its new Chief Executive. The appointment comes as the animation sector in Ireland undergoes a sustained period of rapid growth. Investment has tripled since 2015 to €180 million annually and employment figures have doubled to over 2,000, with new home-grown animation studios... Read more...