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9 Story Media Group Rebrands Toronto Studio Brown Bag Films!

In October this year, 9 Story Media Group were pleased to announce that its Toronto animation studio is being rebranded Brown Bag Films while 9 Story Media Group remains the parent company. Also housed under the 9 Story Media Group umbrella is the company’s distribution arm, 9 Story Distribution International. 9 Story Media Group acquired Dublin and Manchester based Brown Bag... Read more...

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VR Storytelling with Colum Slevin, Head of Experiences at Oculus VR- Dublin, Nov 6th 2017

Animation Skillnet with support from Animation Ireland, Screen Training Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland are delighted to host a talk by Colum Slevin (Head of Experiences at Oculus VR) on VR Storytelling. The talk will take place on Monday 6th November from 6.30pm-8pm in The Morrison Hotel, Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin. Colum Slevin oversees the experiences group for the... Read more...

VR Storytelling with Colum Slevin, Head of Experiences at Oculus VR- Dublin, Nov 6th 2017

Animation Skillnet with support from Animation Ireland, Screen Training Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland are delighted to host a talk by Colum Slevin (Head of Experiences at Oculus VR) on VR Storytelling. The talk will take place on Monday 6th November from 6.30pm-8pm in The Morrison Hotel, Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin. Colum Slevin oversees the experiences group for... Read more...

Igloo Animations’ short film ‘Deposits’ receives an Honorable Mention @Dublin Animation Film Festival

Igloo Animations short film, Deposits, received an ‘Honorable Mention’ at the Dublin Animation Film Festival on Saturday 21st October, where it was screened in Dun Laoghaire’s Pavilon Theatre. Directed by Trevor Courtney and written by Adrienne Michel-Long, Deposits concerns the connection of all the the ‘Disappeared’, who are the remains of those murdered by the Provisional Irish Republican Army and those killed centuries earlier... Read more...

Cartoon Saloon’s ‘The Breadwinner’ takes home the Grand Prize at the inaugural Animation Is Film Festival in Hollywood

The festival, which took place in the TCL Chinese Theatre last Friday, October 22nd also saw director Nora Twomey win the audience award. ‘The Breadwinner’ follows Parvana, a girl growing up in Afghanistan in 2001. Following her father’s arrest, she dresses as a boy in order to work and provide for her family. Together with her best friend Shauzia, she... Read more...

The Breadwinner, Director Nora Twomey to Receive Women in Animation Diversity Award

Fantastic news this week as Cartoon Saloon‘s co-founder and Creative Director, Nora Twomey will be presented with the Women in Animation’s first Diversity Award. Earlier this year, Spark Computer Graphics Society and Women in Animation (WIA) joined forces to establish the first Diversity Awards at the 9th Annual Spark Animation Festival which takes place from October 26th – 29th 2017,... Read more...

Ireland Week, L.A 2017: “Ireland – Where Animation Happens”

Animation Ireland will be represented at Ireland Week in Los Angeles(16th – 21st October), alongside Irish delegates from the wider animation, film, TV and gaming industries. Connect 353: The Ireland Conference is a series of panel talks scheduled for Ireland Week at L.A Live’s Regal Theatre.  A dazzling array of Keynote speakers and panelists will take to the stage to... Read more...

Irish Animation Studios Show Their Best at MIPCOM 2017

A number of Irish animation delegates are exhibiting at MIPCOM and MIPJunior this year- the world’s largest entertainment content market in Cannes. Among the Irish delegates are some of our very own Animation Ireland member studios. Brown Bag Films, Cartoon Saloon, JAM Media, Kavaleer, Monster Entertainment,  Pink Kong Studios, Salty Dog Pictures and Treehouse Republic, all are pitching their animation... Read more...