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AURORA & The Breadwinner Premiere at the 2018 Audi Dublin International Film Festival

Animation Ireland members Cartoon Saloon and Pink Kong Studios will feature in the 2018 Audi Dublin International Film Festival, which returns this year with over 100 films scheduled to screen across Dublin from February 21st to March 4th. Now in its 16th year, the festival prides itself on creating a programme which showcases the very best in international film and attracts high... Read more...

RTÉ Strategy 2018-22

RTÉ Director General Dee Forbes this week briefed staff and issued the broadcasters new five year strategy plan. The new strategy plan intends to strengthen RTÉ relationship with younger views through improvements and investment in its digital and online platforms, as well as reflecting the ever diversifying landscape of Ireland through its programming. Shifts in the media landscape have provided... Read more...

New Feature: Rangle Connecting Productions with Crew

Rangle is a brand new service for production companies and crew dedicated to providing an easier way to check crew availability. Rangle don’t do the hiring, but simply check who might be available for your production, maximizing your time and budget….. Just makes things easier for everyone. Rangle is changing the landscape of how companies connect with available crew. Animation... Read more...

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KIDSCREEN SUMMIT 2018

Kidscreen Summit is renowned as the kids entertainment industry’s most important annual event. In 2017, the conference welcomed nearly 2,000 attendees from more than 50 countries. Top executives attend Kidscreen Summit to take advantage of the year’s best business networking, and to engage in critical dialogue on issues that affect the industry. –Build your business by networking with nearly 2,000... Read more...

Irish studios are set for Miami! Kidscreen Summit 2018

Animation Ireland and Animation Skillnet members will be representing Ireland and their studios at the Kidscreen Summit 2018, in Miami next week (Feb 12-15th 2018). Animation, games, VFX and film studios specialising in children’s media visit the event each year with the aim to build their business by networking with nearly 2,000 international leaders in all sectors, and engage in... Read more...

Nora Twomey’s, ‘The Breadwinner’ and Brown Bag Films’ ‘Octonauts’ Win Annie Awards!

Following on from their recent Golden Globe & Oscar nominations, Cartoon Saloon’s The Breadwinner picked up another award at the 45th Annie Awards on Saturday 3rd February. The Irish animation, which was directed by Nora Twomey and executive produced by Angelina Jolie was awarded ‘Best Animated Feature – Independent’. The award marks the first time a solo female director has won in... Read more...

Oscar nomination for Cartoon Saloon’s The Breadwinner!

Cartoon Saloon have received their third Oscar nomination for their latest film – The Breadwinner. Director Nora Twomey will travel to Los Angeles for the upcoming Academy Awards on March 4 along with others from the studio. “On behalf of all those who gave their experience, skill and talent to this film, I am absolutely thrilled that the Academy has... Read more...

Animation Skillnet: new courses announced for February 2018!

  Animation Skillnet have announced their latest training workshops and courses for early Spring 2018. Focused on providing subsidised training solutions to the animation, games and VFX sectors in Ireland. Animation Skillnet run high-end, bespoke training courses designed and delivered by industry specialists and as organising and supporting professional networking events and conferences for these sectors in Ireland and internationally.... Read more...

Animation Ireland Celebrates Sheila de Courcy’s Contribution to Irish Children’s Television

Animation Ireland hosted an evening of celebration to honour and thank Sheila de Courcy for her continuous support to the Irish animation sector during her time as the Head of Children’s Content in RTÉ. Members from the animation sector that were in attendance included, Ger O’Rourke and Andrew Fitzpatrick (Monster Entertainment), Paul Young (AI Chair/ Cartoon Saloon), Gary Timpson (Kavaleer), Cathal Gaffney (Brown... Read more...

Pink Kong Studios get IFTA nomination for ‘Best Animated Short’

Pink Kong Studios are set for a bright 2018 after receiving an IFTA nomination for their touching short film, Departure. There had been a huge buzz about Pink Kong Studios ever since the enterprising duo of Aoífe Doyle (Creative Director) and Niamh Herrity (Producer) got the ball rolling on the project all the way back in 2014. Delivering original, high-end animated... Read more...