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CARTOON FORUM 2020

CARTOON FORUM 2020: Pitching & co-pro event – TV series 14 – 17 Sep 20 Toulouse (France) Cartoon Forum is a pitching & co-pro forum for animated TV projects. For 3 days, producers have the opportunity to pitch their project in front of 1000 broadcasters, investors and other potential partners from 40 countries. Since its creation in 1990, 814 series found financing, representing... Read more...

Animation, VFX & Games Graduate Traineeship 2020: Call for Applications!

Screen Skills Ireland and Animation Skillnet are seeking applicants for the next iteration of the hugely successful graduate Traineeship Programme for Animation, VFX and Games, which is supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Animation Ireland. The programme, which has been running since 2016, has an excellent track record with over 90% of participants going on to gain further... Read more...

Animation Skillnet, Screen Skills Ireland and Skillnet Ireland Announce COVID-19 Return to Work Training for the Audio-Visual Sector

Animation Skillnet, Screen Skills Ireland and Skillnet Ireland audio-visual networks partner to offer free courses and webinars to support the safe return to work, based on government-approved protocols. The courses are part funded through the ReBound initiative, supported by Skillnet Ireland. Animation Skillnet is proud to partner with Screen Skills Ireland and a cluster of Skillnet Ireland audio-visual networks on... Read more...

Participating Companies for Renowned Screen Leaders Programme for 2020 Announced

Screen Skills Ireland, the skills development unit within Screen Ireland, is pleased to announce the selected participants for the renowned Screen Leaders programme 2020. Previous Screen Leaders participants include multi-award winning companies such as Element Pictures (Ireland), Cinenord (Norway), Brown Bag Films (Ireland), Filmmore (Netherlands), De Mensen (Belgium), and Cartoon Saloon (Ireland). Screen Leaders is a strategic company development programme for... Read more...

The Children’s Media Conference ONLINE 2020: Focus on Ireland- Still Here, Right Now!

In July 2020 CMC was re-invented as a week-long online conference of children’s and youth content, with webinars spaced at convenient intervals so that lock-down life could still go on! Animation Ireland and its member companies participated in the CMC Video on Demand programme with a Focus on Ireland mini documentary. The documentary contains interviews with some of Ireland’s best... Read more...

Tune in for new episodes of Irish animated series Ollie on RTÉjr and keep the kids busy with #OllieSummerActivities over the coming months!

New episodes of Irish animated series Ollie will land on RTÉjr from Monday13 th July and continue throughout the summer!Ollie is an animated series for children 3 to 5 years, featuring a new forestfavourite, Ollie the owl. Right in the middle of a very busy city, there is a peaceful place. It’s a cosy park, closed off and forgotten, a... Read more...

IFTA Film & Drama Awards 2020 Academy Nominations Announced!

The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) has announced the 2020 IFTA Nominations for the Irish Academy Awards across 25 categories in Film and Drama.Over the past few months during lockdown, the Irish film and television industry has been busy viewing, deliberating and shortlisting the best work from across great Irish films, performances and achievements in what has been an... Read more...

Galway Film Fleadh 2020 Award Winners!

On Sunday July 12, 2020 the 32nd edition (and first ever online edition!) of the Galway Film Fleadh came to a close after another outstanding year of film premieres, events and discussions. The annual awards ceremony was live-streamed online before the closing film Arracht.  Speaking during the launch Maureen Kennelly Arts Council Director said, “During the last six days your sterling... Read more...

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The Children’s Media Conference 2020: ONLINE

CMC 2020 has been re-invented as a week-long online conference of children’s and youth content, with webinars spaced at convenient intervals so that lock-down life can still go on if it needs to. CMC 2020 Online opens on Monday 6 July with the Opening Keynote to set the agenda for CMC 2020 – Still Here Right Now. What’s Included?  Access to all webinar session content at CMC... Read more...