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...

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...

Animation Ireland welcomes SIX new studios in 2019!

Over the past 12 months, Animation Ireland welcomed six new studios to the association bringing a total of a thirty companies to its growing membership. The six vibrant animation studios- Cardel Entertainment, Distillery Films, Maverick Films, Studio Meala, Studio 9 and Trickshot Films are all working in array of unique styles, with numerous accolades to their name and exciting projects... Read more...

Cardel is in production on a new short animation, ‘Pussy on the Riviera’

Cardel Entertainment is in production on a new short animation with Director Daniel Stankler called Pussy on the Riviera. The film is a feminist, comedic reinterpretation of the 60s mystery / jewellery heist genre, inspired by the Pink Panther movies and Agathie Christie’s Death on the Nile. But rather than jewels, the cat burglar is stealing expensive pets. While on... Read more...

Distillery Films: Sullivan Sails to Markets

Distillery Films have launched financing for new series Sullivan Sails, developed with support from Screen Ireland. Sullivan Sails is an animated series for children aged 3 to 5. It encourages a love of adventure, exploration and imagination in young audiences, while introducing them to incredible facts about geography, the environment, and international cultures. Sullivan is fascinated by maps, and aspires to grow... Read more...

Creating Madness with Daily Madness

Creating Madness continues to grow from strength to strength since their launch in April this year. Alongside Daily Madness’s ongoing development slate, Shannon George and Kristina Yee have continued to provide Story Editing and Script writing services for development and production projects throughout Europe. Shannon and Kristina have just submitted their second commissioned script for Italian producer Enanimation, and with... Read more...

Another Service Work project broadcast for Daily Madness

Following on from the launch of Critters TV in October 2019, Daily Madness are delighted to see their second service work TV series broadcast in December 2019 on RTEjr.  Hired by Ink & Light, Daily Madness provided design and animation services for 27 episodes of new TV series ‘Ollie’. Ollie is produced by Lunanime, Ink and Light and Storyline and distributed... Read more...

THREE Annie Award Nominations for Brown Bag Films!

The 47th Annie Award Nominations have been announced with Brown Bag Films snagging three of the highly sought-after slots! Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum was nominated for two awards: Best Writing – TV/Media:  Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, Episode: “I am Helen Keller” Brown Bag Films / 9 Story Media Group Best TV/Media – Preschool: Xavier Riddle and the Secret... Read more...

Lighthouse Studios do major deals with Amazon Prime and Netflix!

Kilkenny based Lighthouse Studios second production If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Season 2 launched on Amazon Prime early Fall alongside a range of toys. Working with sister company Mercury Filmworks, Lighthouse Studios is nearing completion on the 52 x 11min episodes and is hugely proud of the work.  Lighthouse Studios have also been awarded The Cuphead Show, the... Read more...

New Short Animation by Brown Bag Films ‘Pins And Needles’ Now Online!

Written and directed by Brown Bag Films Dublin-based duo Kerrie Costello and Julien Celin, with music by Darren Hendley, ‘Pins and Needles’ tells the story of the new kid on the plot trying to fit in. This is the story of an outcast – a spiky cactus trying to make a friend it wonʼt hurt in a world full of ‘normal’ flowers. The... Read more...