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Women in Animation present Happy Hour Hustle + Creative Cookout!

Women in Animation Ireland are partnering with Animation Ireland, Animation Skillnet and Screen Skills Ireland to present the Happy Hour Hustle + Summer Creative Cookout! When ? Friday 16th August 2019 Happy Hour Hustle: 5pm – 6:30pm. Creative Cookout: 6.30pm – late Where? DTwo, 60 Harcourt Street, Dublin How? Register via this link  All details of the event are in... Read more...

Get ready for a new Puffin Rock adventure – this time it’s a movie!

The acclaimed children’s pre-school brand, Puffin Rock, is enjoying continued success and the co-owners, Cartoon Saloon, Penguin Books, and Dog Ears are delighted to announce the ‘greenlight’ on the production of the Puffin Rock Movie. The award winning pre-school TV series Puffin Rock (2 seasons, 79 x 7 min episodes) enjoys international success (nominated for an International Emmy, winner of... Read more...

Here Comes Season Five of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood!

PBS KIDS and Fred Rogers Productions have announced a fifth season of the Emmy-Winning Series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is in the works — coming Summer 2020. The new season will feature 20 animated episodes packed full of relatable themes, brand new friends and of course, exciting new experiences for Daniel in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. “Research shows that Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood nurtures empathy... Read more...

Brown Bag Film’s Bookbag Shortlisted for 2019 Allianz Business to Arts Award

Brown Bag Films has been shortlisted for the Allianz Business to Arts Awards for the Judges’ Special Recognition Award for Portfolio of Investment category with our friend’s Children’s Books Ireland for Bookbag! ‘Bookbag’, a children’s book gifting initiative in partnership with former Laureate na nÓg Niamh Sharkey and Children’s Books Ireland, saw it’s 5th year rolling out in March of this year at Our Lady Immaculate SNS! Aimed at DEIS schools, where... Read more...

Animation Ireland welcomes new Film Regulations to support further development in the audio visual sector and the extension of 481 to 2024

Animation Ireland are pleased to welcome the new Film Regulations to support further development in the audio visual sector alongside the extension of the Section 481 tax incentive from 2020, to 2024. The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD and the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD today welcomed new film... Read more...

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ESTONIAN FOCUS AT THE GALWAY FILM FLEADH & FAIR

ESTONIAN FOCUS AT THE GALWAY FILM FLEADH & FAIR Presented by the Galway Film Fleadh and Fair in association with Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, the Estonian Film Institute and Animation Ireland EVENT: Estonia/Ireland Focus panel, with a spotlight on animation (case studies: Captain Morten and the Spider Queen, The Overcoat, Love) on Fri 12th July, 3.30 – 5.00pm Guests will include, Moe Honan (moderator) Producer & Founder of... Read more...

Directors In Animation: Aidan McAteer’s Deadly cartoons

RTÉ Culture presents a new series of in-depth interviews with acclaimed Irish animators, created in association with Screen Directors Guild Of Ireland.  Aidan McAteer is an award-winning director, animator, and writer. He’s best known for animating high profile TV shows such as Peppa Pig, My Little Pony, Ben and Holly and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends.  Aidan directed on the comedy action BBC series Danger Mouse, the Emmy nominated Oddbods and... Read more...

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The 31st Galway Film Fleadh 2019

The Galway Film Fleadh is a six day international film event held every July. We welcome a mad diversity of filmmaking from all around the world, all generations and cultural backgrounds. There are no red carpets at the Galway Film Fleadh, we bring luminaries of the craft and everyday cinephiles together within an intimate environment to celebrate our shared passion... Read more...

Directors In Animation: Bronagh O’Hanlon’s spark of inspiration

RTÉ Culture presents a new series of in-depth interviews with acclaimed Irish animators, created in association with Screen Directors Guild Of Ireland.  Bronagh O’Hanlon is a director, creator, and character designer at Brown Bag Films. She is currently working as the creator and Series Director of the popular TV show, Sadie Sparks, a co-production for the Disney Channel. Bronagh’s credits include Sadie Sparks (2018-2019), Doc McStuffins (2012-2017), Henry... Read more...

Irish Animation Talent to Join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Animation Ireland would like to extended a huge congratulations to Louise Bagnall (Late Afternoon), Nuria González Blanco (Late Afternoon), Gerry Shirren (Song of the Sea) on their invitations to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in their branches of animation and short films. The invitations demonstrate the continued success for Irish talent, as three Irish invitees received... Read more...