News & Events

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...

Ballybradden is back on RTEJr with 2nd Season!

Ballybraddan returns for a second season, ten years after series one aired. Created by Geronimo Productions, Treehouse Republic optioned the title and continued the story from season 01, setting it one year after Ballybraddan failed to win the championship. Series two, airing on Sunday 12th May 18:00 on RTEJr, was funded by Treehouse Republic, Screen Ireland, The Broadcasting Authority of... Read more...

Désirée Finnegan Appointed as New Chief Executive at Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland

Following a competitive international recruitment process, Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (Screen Ireland), the national agency for the development of the film, television and animation industry, is delighted to announce the appointment of Désirée Finnegan to the role of Chief Executive, taking over the position previously held by James Hickey. Originally from Dublin, Désirée Finnegan has most recently held the position of... Read more...

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CARTOON BUSINESS! 23rd – 25th April 2019 

CARTOON BUSINESS 2019: Conference on New Emerging Business Models in Animation 23 – 25 Apr 19, Tampere (Finland) Cartoon Business is a top-level seminar focusing on the new generation models of financing and revenuesbrought about by the changes in the production and distribution markets. How to take advantage of new financial opportunities and how to secure stronger partnerships with digital platforms? Based on case studies and experts’ advice,... Read more...