News & Events

Brown Bag Films’ Octonauts WINS for outstanding writing at Daytime Emmy Awards!

A huge congratulations to Brown Bag Films after they won an Emmy for ‘Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program’ for their pre-school show, Octonauts. “Our team donned their finest threads for the Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony that took place on Friday 27th April at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles! We had a terrific night and together... Read more...

Futurescope 2018 is on its way with ‘Creativity Meets Technology’ theme!

  Animation Ireland and Animation Skillnet will be coordinating a room on the theme of ‘Creativity Meets Technology’ at Futurescope 2018, which takes place at the Convention Centre on the 31st May. Some of the biggest names in the Irish and International industry will be participating on the day, including Epic Games (Unreal Engine), The Foundry, JAM Media, Cartoon Saloon, Warducks, 3D4... Read more...

Irish Film Board Welcome Project Ireland 2040: Investing in our Culture, Language and Heritage 2018-2027

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) (10 April 2018) has welcomed the publication of Investing in our Culture, Language and Heritage 2018-2027, announced as part of Project Ireland 2040 — the Government’s overarching policy initiative to provide an improved social, economic and cultural infrastructure for the entire nation. IFB Chair, Dr Annie Doona took the opportunity to thank... Read more...

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Animation Dingle 2018

The 6th annual Animation Dingle Festival,  where industry and third level participants join together to celebrate the best in class of animated content. The event is made up of conferences, screenings, workshops, and of course the 2018 Student Animation Awards. In 2017, top executives from Amazon and Disney joined with the BBC, RTÉ, and a wealth of industry professionals, to share their thoughts on the many opportunities that exist... Read more...

Animation Skillnet hosting master classes at Animation Dingle 2018

      Animation Skillnet are teaming up with Animation Dingle 2018 to offer master classes delivered by Dan Katcher, Ryan Woodward and Keith Sintay (with support from Skillnets, Screen Training Ireland and the BAI). See below for more details. (Note: these classes are now full) Masterclass 1 – Dan Katcher – Friday 23rd March 10am-12.30pm – Beehive Theatre Biography: Dan Katcher is... Read more...

Minister Humphreys announces changes to Employment Permits Regulations to alleviate pressure on Animation Sector

  Animation Ireland received some promising news on March 15th from the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD. Minister Humphreys has signed off on changes to Employment Permit Regulations which will make it easier for businesses in the Hospitality and Animation sectors to source workers from outside the EEA.  This list is the result of an application made by... Read more...

Animation market in Great White North big draw for Irish firms

     With over nine million children living in Canada, and with a business climate and culture similar to Ireland, the ‘Great White North’ is a market full of opportunities for Irish animation. The Irish animation industry’s success in developing content for audiences at home and abroad has driven a rise in employment. While only around 100 people were employed in... Read more...

Offline Film Festival 2018: Summer residencies for Animators

The Offline Film Festival are offering two amazing summer residencies for animators, starting in May for six months… This summer, two Animators will embed themselves in the beautiful Georgian town of Birr, with accommodation, a stipend and studio space with industry standard software and computing technology provided. Birr is the cultural hub of the Midlands, with a vibrant arts community and the benefit of... Read more...

Animation Ireland studios ‘Get Animated about Rights’ with children’s art competition!

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Ireland’s Ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the  Ombudsman for Children has teamed up with some of Ireland’s top animation studios to invite children and young people attending primary or secondary schools in the Republic of Ireland to create an image of the children’s rights that means most to them. Five... Read more...