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MIP Junior 12-13 October 2019

MIPJunior – The World’s Leading Kids Entertainment Industry Event 12-13 October 2019, JW Marriott, Cannes, France MIPJunior gathers the most influential buyers, commissioners, producers, development executives and distributors from the global Kids TV industry. Two targeted days of networking, pitching, matchmaking, conferences and content discovery through the world’s largest Screenings Library of Kids content. MIPJunior is the perfect destination for... Read more...

ANIMATION, VFX & GAMES GRADUATE TRAINEESHIP 2019-2020 Call for Applications

Screen Skills Ireland and Animation Skillnet are currently seeking applicants for the next iteration of the hugely successful graduate Traineeship Programme for Animation, VFX and Games, which is supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Animation Ireland. In 2018-19, 15 trainees took part in the programme and were placed in a studio for 6 months. The studios that took... Read more...

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD Announces Increase of €1 million to Screen Ireland Budget for 2020

Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, the national development agency for the film, television and animation industry, welcomes a funding increase of €1 million announced by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan, bringing the agency’s annual capital budget to €17.2 million for 2020. Commenting on the budget announcement Fis Éireann/Screen Ireland Chair Dr. Annie Doona said, “We welcome the Government’s consistent... Read more...

ACE ANIMATION SPECIAL

The ACE Animation Special is a hands-on workshop for experienced producers who want to diversify their activities to include, and/or deepen their knowledge of, developing and producing long form/feature film animation production for an international audience (cinema, broadcast or streaming). In close collaboration with Screen Skills Ireland and Animation Dingle and support from other key Irish partners – Screen Ireland,... Read more...

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Kilkenny Animated 2019!

Kilkenny Animated is a brand new festival of visual storytelling, incorporating cartoons, animation and illustration in a series of exhibitions, talks, performances, workshops and experiences that celebrate the creativity and craft of the visual image. The festival is hosted by twice-Academy Award® nominated animation studio, Cartoon Saloon and is set against and inspired by the backdrop of Kilkenny’s medieval streets... Read more...

Ireland aims to become global centre of excellence for film – Varadkar says in LA

Taoiseach opens new consulate during visit to US city and holds meetings with range of TV and film companies Ireland aims to become a global centre of excellence for the film and TV industry, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said, as he continued his two-day visit to Los Angeles. Addressing a gathering of senior Irish and international film executives and actors... Read more...

Telegael wins Animation Investor Award at 2019 European Cartoon Forum

The Irish based animation and live action studio Telegael was awarded one of three Cartoon Tribute awards at the 2019 Cartoon Forum held in Toulouse, France this week. The aim of the Cartoon Tributes is to reward outstanding achievements, companies or personalities that have had a positive and dynamic influence on the TV animation industry over the last year. 1,000... Read more...

Monster sells raft of Irish programming

Monster Entertainment has recently made a raft of sales for Irish-produced animation.  The Day Henry Met…?, award-winning animation produced by Wiggleywoo Ltd, has been sold to RTÉ in Ireland, RAI Cinema in Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, Monaco, Malta and Italian speaking Switzerland, and Eesti Rahvusringhääling in Estonia for Free TV, IDIPPER in France, and TF1 Video in France, DROM,... Read more...

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30th CARTOON FORUM!

CARTOON FORUM 2019 Pitching & co-pro event – TV series 16 – 19 Sep 19 Toulouse (France) Cartoon Forum is a pitching & co-pro forum for animated TV projects. For 3 days, producers have the opportunity to pitch their project in front of 1000 broadcasters, investors and other potential partners from 40 countries. Since its creation in 1990, 782 series found financing, representing... Read more...