Global Ambition: Introducing Irish Animation to GAFX Benglaru

Irish Animation and storytelling was on full show at Bengaluru’s GAFX Conference 2019 (21st -23rd June) . The three day conference is India’s most prominent and largest annual event for Games, Animation & Visual Effects Industry hosted by Government of Karnataka and organized by ABAI.

Alongside delegates from Australia, USA, UK and Italy, Sheila de Courcy (IRL), Creative Specialist & Media Consultant, and former Head of Children’s and Young People’s Programming at RTÉ; delivered a 30 minute presentation to a packed audience of 500 people about Irish animation, at a session titled ‘Global animation – reports from around the world’. De Courcy’s focus was on exploring storytelling- where do we get ideas from? Where she spoke about the Irish animation sector, showing a selection of work from the Animation Ireland showreel, and included several case studies of Irish animations illustrating adaptations from a book as well as those inspired by personal stories.

Sheila deCourcy presenting at GAFX session, Global animation – reports from around the world’

Speaking about the event, de Courcy said;

“Afterwards I received many complimentary comments about the work. Irish animation stands up so well on an international platform,
Many professionals and students asked me about the Irish sector and spoke to me about Irish companies which have inspired them. There was real interest in the work. It was a great pleasure to present Irish animation to such an engaged and enthusiastic audience!”

Rochelle D’Souza, Technicolor and Conference Administrator; and Biren Ghose, Head of Technicolor India and President, ABAI.

GAFX offers one of its kind events for professionals, artists and students to showcase their talent, get recognized on India’s largest platform and connect with top employers from all over the world

The event is a congregation of animation, VFX & games studios, production houses, industry veterans, professionals, students, academia and technology partners. GAFX strives to attract top subject matter experts, studios, production houses, game developers and the best content & projects from all over the world to provide exposure and know -how to industry professionals, artists and students.