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Immersive Worlds – Where Creativity Meets Technology at Futurescope 2020

Animation Skillnet, Immersive Technologies Skillnet and Screen Skills Ireland, in collaboration with Animation Ireland and Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, are proud to present this exciting programme at Ireland’s #1 innovation event; Futurescope 2020. On Wednesday 1st of April, some of the biggest names in the Irish and International industry will converge at the Convention Centre in Dublin to participate in... Read more...

Monster Entertainment: mk2 Films board sales on Paul Bolger’s ‘Outfoxed!’ as part of animation drive

Paris-based sales company mk2 films has boarded sales on Irish animation director Paul Bolger’s family CGI animated feature Outfoxed!, featuring a screenplay by popular compatriot musician and screenwriter Barry Devlin. The Ireland-set tale revolves around a family of urban foxes that embarks on an adventure-filled day-trip to the countryside, after one of its cubs asks to see where he was born.... Read more...

YouTube Kids become the title sponsor to the Animation Dingle Student Awards!

Animation Dingle are proud to announce YouTube Kids as the title sponsor of the Animation Dingle Student Awards. A perfect pairing and partnership in the ever growing world of animation, The YouTube Kids Animation Dingle Student Awards will take place in Dingle, Co. Kerry, on the west coast of Ireland on March 20th 2020.  The Awards are part of the... Read more...

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KIDSCREEN SUMMIT 2020!

Kidscreen Summit  is renowned as the kids entertainment industry’s most important annual event. In 2019, the conference welcomed more than 2,000 attendees from 50-plus countries. Top executives attend Kidscreen Summit to take advantage of the year’s best business networking, and to engage in critical dialogue on issues that affect the industry. Kidscreen’s premier annual event, which has quickly grown into... Read more...

Kidscreen Summit 2020!

Ireland’s leading animation studios are lining up with the biggest names in the global film and TV production in Miami next week (week commencing Monday 10th February) to represent Ireland at the Kidscreen Summit 2020. Ireland’s delegation is led by Animation Ireland and will showcase the world-class creativity and potential that Ireland has to offer. Animation Ireland will be linking... Read more...

A nation of animation: How Irish studios can sketch a bright future

The rise of the streaming giants has fueled growth, sparking a fight for fresh talent, writes Sean Pollock Just off the golden Greek beaches of Paros, Paul Young, co-founder and chief executive of Oscar-nominated Irish animation company Cartoon Saloon, sketched out his first business lesson – that his talent for illustration could make him money. In the early 1990s, Young... Read more...

IFTA launches Five-Year Plan (2020 – 2024)

The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA),  officially unveils its Five-Year Strategic Development Plan 2020-2024.  At an official Academy Member’s launch event last night, hosted by the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, actor and board member Liam Cunningham along with Academy Chief Executive Áine Moriarty,  officially unveiled IFTA’s Five-year Strategic Development Plan 2020-2024.  Among the attendees were:  Amongst the members attending... Read more...

ACE: SELECTED PRODUCERS ANNOUNCED FOR 1ST ANIMATION SPECIAL

ACE Producers is pleased to announce the sixteen producers that have been selected for the first edition of the ACE Animation Special that will take place during Animation Dingle in Ireland this coming March. The selected participants are all producers who want to diversify their activities to include, and/or deepen their knowledge of, developing and producing long form/feature film animation... Read more...

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8TH SILK ROAD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 21ST-25TH JANUARY 2020

The Silk Road International Film Festival (SRIFF) is held annually in Dublin, Ireland. This year it will take place around the Chinese Lunar New Year! *Tickets available online www.silkroadfilmfestival.com  (*All screenings at Brooks Cinema, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City Hugh Lane are FREE, tickets available online and at door subject to availability) #SRIFF20    Read more...

8TH SILK ROAD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 21ST-25TH JANUARY 2020

The Silk Road International Film Festival (SRIFF) is held annually in Dublin, Ireland. This year it will take place around the Chinese Lunar New Year. Founded in 2012, the SRIFF is fast becoming an international acclaimed film festival. Past guests have included world renowned filmmakers such as Director Béla Tarr (The Turin Horse, Satantango), Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro (Reds, The Last... Read more...