Finance & Tax Credits

The Irish Tax Credit for Animated Film and Television is called Section 481. It applies to animated feature films and television production produced in Ireland and can deliver up to 32% of eligible Irish spend. The payable tax credit is based on the cost of all staff working in Ireland, regardless of nationality, and includes relevant services purchased in Ireland.

Projects must either pass the Cultural Test or qualify as an official co-production under one of Ireland’s Bilateral Co-Production Treaties or the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production.

A producer company must be Irish resident and trading for 12 months and not be connected to a broadcaster.

More information can be found on the Screen Ireland website or contact any of the producers listed on the Studios page who will discuss the range of financing opportunities available when working with Irish animation studios.

Please note that funders often require projects to be submitted by established studios: if you wish, you can approach one of our member studios with your proposal and see if they’d be interested in co-producing/applying for funding with you. 

It might be best to investigate their work, find a style and sensibility that works for you. You will see the studios and their contact details on our website:

Current opportunities in Ireland:

Click on images to access funders’ website

The Animation Pathways fund provide opportunities on productions for those from diverse and under-represented communities and those where access to the industry would historically be limited. Click on the image above for more info.