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ANIMATION IRELAND & SCREEN IRELAND, Animation Concept & Creative Innovation Development Fund

Supporting New and Innovative IP Development, Technology and Business Growth As part of a further Stimulus Support Package made available for Animation, Screen Ireland / Fís Éireann in collaboration with Animation Ireland has allocated €400,000 in funding that will be invested in new innovative, high concept development and business growth opportunities within the Animation sector. The agencies are committed in... Read more...

Cardel and Joseph Wallace reunite with Sparks for new Edgar Wright Documentary which Premiered at Sundance 2021, now in cinemas in Ireland!

Animation Director Joseph Wallace has created animated sequences for ‘The Sparks Brothers’ a new feature documentary film by Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Baby Driver). The film follows five decades of the iconic American pop-rock band Sparks and the founding brothers Ron and Russell Mael, drawing on archive, animation and interviews to bring their story to... Read more...

Brown Bag Films ‘Wild Kratts’ wins the Shaw Rocket Fund Kids’ Choice Award!

Brown Bag Films are thrilled to share that Wild Kratts has won the first-ever Shaw Rocket Fund Kids’ Choice Award presented at this year’s 2021 Canadian Screen Awards! Check out the Kratt Brothers video acceptance speech here! The Shaw Rocket Fund Kids’ Choice Award was developed for the CSAs with the goal of celebrating great Canadian content for kids, and to give those... Read more...

Doc McStuffins Wins 2021 NAMIC Vision Award!

The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) have announced the winners of the 2021 NAMIC Vision Awards and we’re delighted to announce that Brown Bag Film’s Doc McStuffins has won Best Animation! The NAMIC Vision Awards honor original programming content created for television and digital platforms that best reflect the increasingly diverse, multiethnic and multicultural viewing audience. “Programmers and storytellers playing a pivotal role... Read more...

Pink Kong Studios “The Dead Hands of Dublin” recent wins and nominations

Pink Kong Studios short film “The Dead Hands of Dublin” was the winner of “Best Sound Design” at this year’s (virtual) Irish Animation Awards. The sound design and mix on animated short was carried out by the wonderfully talented Francisco Rios and Mark Fitzpatrick from our post house partners, Gorilla Post Productions. Along with this “The Dead Hands of Dublin”... Read more...

Pink Kong Studios AR Kids Game (Storyverse- Myth Masters) is in development

In June 2021 Screen Ireland and Animation Ireland announced its recipients of a new development fund “Animation Concept and Innovation Fund”. Pink Kong Studios is among the 10 projects selected and is now in development with this new innovative project. Project proposal: StoryVerse- Myth Masters is a multi-player augmented reality game for children consisting of highly entertaining gameplay coupled with engaging epic... Read more...

CRYPTIX: The Stuff of Legends heads to Cartoon Forum this coming September 2021

CRYPTIX is another TV Series in development from Pink Kong Studios. This September the series will launch its proof-of-concept trailer at the world-renowned market in Toulouse at Cartoon Forum 2021. More about the series: Why is it that Unicorns, Nessie or a Yeti have never been caught…because they are stealthy Kick-Ass Ninjas of course! With the realms in peril, The... Read more...

Studio 9 Awarded a Concept & Creative Innovation Development Fund from Screen Ireland

Studio 9 were delighted to be awarded a Concept and Creative Innovation Development Fund from Screen Ireland. They applied to develop their skills in puppet making for stop motion. Currently they produce animations that use 3D paper sets with replacement paper characters – and while this technique has produced some magical results, the move to animating 3D puppets in a... Read more...

The Galway Film Fleadh announces its 2021 award winners

On Sunday July 25th, 2021, the 33rd edition of the Galway Film Fleadh ended after another outstanding year.  This year the Fleadh moved outdoors, a first in the festival’s history and was a huge success in the summer sunshine. Festival goers were also able to see the best of Irish and international film premieres online and in cinema. The annual awards ceremony... Read more...

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SCGI and Animation Ireland Music for Animation Panel

Screen Composers Guild of Ireland and Animation Ireland present an online panel event with very special guests: Composers Eimear Noone and Giles Packham and Producers Moe Honan (Moetion Films) and Shauna Cullen (Jam Media). This panel will explore the process involved in sourcing and working with a composer for original score across feature and episodic animation productions. From the pitching... Read more...