WolfWalkers comes home for Kilkenny’s special Kila concert celebration on Lá le Pádraig

As the crew from Cartoon Saloon bask in the glow of multiple nominations and award wins for their latest feature film, WolfWalkers, they are taking time out from the virtual red carpet to play their part in Kilkenny’s celebration of our national holiday.  WolfWalkers draws heavily on the rich Irish mythology, folklore and landmarks readily available in Kilkenny. Scenes from... Read more...

Cartoon Saloon’s Wolfwalkers nominated for a Golden Globe!

One of the founders of Kilkenny animation studio Cartoon Saloon says every award nomination comes as a ‘great surprise’. Their latest film Wolfwalkers has been nominated for a Golden Globe – the second time the studio has been nominated. All three of the studio’s previous feature films have been nominated for Oscars. Paul Young, Cartoon Saloon partner and creative director,... Read more...

Screen Ireland’s Frameworks short animated film scheme is open for applications

Screen Ireland’s Frameworks is an initiative for the support of short animation filmmaking. It is a flagship scheme for the Irish animation sector which has produced global award-winning films to a consistently high standard. Projects selected for funding will combine creative exploration with an ability to appeal to a general audience: however, please note this is not a scheme aimed at... Read more...

DEADLINE EXTENDED to enter the Irish Animation Awards!

Entries are now open for the 2021 Irish Animation Awards and Animation Ireland has called on studios to submit their entries before Friday 5th February. This year’s ceremony will be an online event, taking place on Friday 21st May. The 2021 Irish Animation Awards feature four new categories, including Best Storyboarding, Best Editing, Best Student Film and Best New Irish... Read more...

Nominations for Irish music for Screen at prestigious Hollywood Music in Media Awards

Irish music for screen received major accolade on the international stage this weekend with nominations across a number of categories at one of the most prestigious music for media awards. The soundtrack for hugely successful Wolfwalkers recieving a nomination for its composer team of Irish group Kíla and French composer Bruno Coulais and This is evidence of the strong and unique... Read more...

Cardel produces a new advert for Dogs Trust UK directed by Cardel director Katarina Lundquist

A Christmas Tale tells the story of a puppy, illegally imported into the country, and his mum, left behind to continue the breeding cycle. Sadly, for thousands of dogs, it’s a true story. Cardel  When Cardel was approached by Dogs Trust we already firmly believed in animal rights and knew this was something we felt a sense of responsibility for... Read more...

Cardel’s animated Christmas film ‘Günter Falls In Love’ Directed by Josephine Lohoar Self airs over the Christmas season on RTÉjr, RTÉ2 & RTÉ Player

Cardel, the Offaly based production company completed a festive stop motion animation which will be broadcast on RTÉjr and RTÉ2 over Christmas.  Günter’ Falls in Love’ tells the tale of a pudgy family pug who falls madly in love with an inanimate object one Christmas day. The film is directed by BAFTA nominated Josephine Lohoar Self with original music composed... Read more...

Angela’s Christmas Wish screening on RTÉ on Christmas Day!

ADD SOME EXTRA CHRISTMAS CHEER TO YOUR DECEMBER! Angela’s Christmas Wish will be screening on RTÉ this Christmas! The 45-minute sequel to the Emmy® nominated special Angela’s Christmas will be broadcast on RTÉ One at 5.15 pm on Christmas Day, as part of RTÉ’s festive lineup. It will also receive a second broadcast on Stephen’s Day at 1:25 pm! Make sure to... Read more...