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Global Ambition: Introducing Irish Animation to GAFX Benglaru

Irish Animation and storytelling was on full show at Bengaluru’s GAFX Conference 2019 (21st -23rd June) . The three day conference is India’s most prominent and largest annual event for Games, Animation & Visual Effects Industry hosted by Government of Karnataka and organized by ABAI. Alongside delegates from Australia, USA, UK and Italy, Sheila de Courcy (IRL), Creative Specialist &... Read more...

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Focus on Ireland at the Children’s Media Conference

Focus on Ireland Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 14:00 – 15:00 HUBS Common Room Ireland is globally recognised for the creation and production of world-class content for children. Would you like to work with us? Ireland provides the whole package, both creatively and financially. Find out how co-producing with Irish companies, hiring Irish studios for service work, or utilising Irish creatives... Read more...

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China Ireland International Film Festival 24th – 29th June

China Ireland International Film Festival Film, as a tool for dream building, is the best way to promote cross-cultural understanding. On the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-Irish diplomatic relations, the first China Ireland International Film Festival (CIIFF) will be held in Dublin, Ireland. This film festival, with films as the carrier, driven by “One Belt, One Road” initiative,... Read more...

Animation Ireland’s Chair, Moe Honan is elected onto new Board of Animation In Europe- the Federation Of European Producer Associations

Animation in Europe, a super-union of animation producer associations across the continent, convenes three times a year. During its meeting at last week’s Annecy Festival, the federation’s general assembly elected its board for the next two years. Philippe Alessandri (Watch Next Media, France) remains as chairman, a role he has held since the federation was set up. Annemie Degryse (Lunanime,... Read more...

The art of JAM Media’s animation on The Business, RTÉ Radio 1

Listen to the latest interview with JAM Media on The Business, RTÉ Radio 1JAM Media is a large animation company with offices in Dublin and Belfast.They supply cartoons to Netflix, Nickelodeon, Amazon, BBC, and many others.JAM Media’s creators – John Rice, Alan Shannon and Mark Cumberton – explain to The Business how they got into animation. LISTEN TO THE FULL... Read more...

Animation Podcast: Directors In Animation – Andrew Kavanagh can do!

RTÉ Culture presents a new series of in-depth interviews with acclaimed Irish animators, created in association with Screen Directors Guild Of Ireland.  Andrew Kavanagh is the CEO and Founder of Kavaleer Productions, and an award-winning writer, director and producer. Kavanagh founded Kavaleer in 2001, and is the creator and executive producer of popular shows like Garth & Bev, Wildernuts, and Kiva Can Do! A passionate advocate... Read more...

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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...

India’s Toonz Media buys majority stake in Galway’s Telegael

Galway-based animation company Telegael has received a new backer in the form of India’s Toonz Media Group. Toonz has acquired a majority stake in the Emmy-winning production house, with which it already has a number of co-productions. Set up in 1988, Telegael employs the services of up to 350 staff, including fulltime and contract workers. It co-produces animated and live... 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...