News & Events

Giant Animation premieres ‘The Overcoat’ at the Galway Film Fleadh

The Overcoat will premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh on 14th July as part of the Irish Talent: New Shorts Six program in the Town Hall Theatre at 12pm. The Overcoat is a warm and unique animation about an office worker that saves all his money to buy a new coat in time for Christmas, only to have fate take a ghostly hand. Starring Cillian Murphy and... Read more...

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Animation Day at the Galway Film Fleadh! with WIA and sponsored by Animation Ireland & Animation Skillnet

Women in Animation, Animation Ireland & Animation Skillnet join forces to host a meet-and-mingle brunch as part of the Galway Film Fleadh’s Animation Day. Come swap cards, share ideas, and make plans with your comrades in animation. Where? Black Gate Cultural Centre When? Sunday 15th July; 12pm – 1:30pm All are welcome Drinks and nibbles provided Sponsored by Animation Ireland and Animation... Read more...

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Children’s Media Conference, Sheffield 2018

CMC 2018 runs from Tuesday 3 – Thursday 5 July where 1,200 delegates converge on Sheffield, UK for keynotes and over 60 sessions. What’s Included? Access to the Tuesday evening keynote. Ticket for the Tuesday drinks reception. Access to all sessions on Wednesday and Thursday Wednesday and Thursday lunches. Break-time teas and coffees on Wednesday and Thursday. Access to the Wednesday evening keynote. Ticket for... Read more...

JAM Media lines up multimillion toy deal: New kids’ show Becca’s Bunch to premiere on Nick Jr

Irish-made pre-school TV series Becca’s Bunch is to premiere tomorrow on Nick Jr UK as its Dublin creator, JAM Media, finalises a lucrative global toy deal based on the character. Likely to be signed in the next month, the multimillion toy deal will be Jam’s first in its 18-year history of making hit children’s TV series for the international market.... Read more...

Animation Ireland welcomes Government plan for animation and film industry

Animation Ireland have issued a statement welcoming the ‘Audio-visual Action Plan’, which was launched by Minister Josepha Madigan TD, Minister Heather Humphries TD and Minister Denis Naughten TD this morning (Wednesday 27th June) in Dublin. The plan focuses on making Ireland an international hub for film, television and animation production. Animation Ireland Industry Chairperson John Phelan said; ‘’Animation welcomes the... Read more...

Minister Humphreys leads 4-day joint Enterprise Ireland / IDA Ireland trade mission to USA with Animation Ireland

Animation Ireland attended a four day mission to Los Angeles lead by Heather Humphreys T.D Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Enterprise Ireland and the IDA Ireland,  supported by the Irish Film Board. The Irish animation industry was the main focus of the mission, aiming to connect 15 Irish companies in this dynamic, growing industry in Ireland, to many of the largest... Read more...

Irish Animation continues to thrive: Animation Ireland and member studios attend Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2018

  Irish animation studios continue to hold international recognition and influence in Annecy this June. The Annecy International Animated Film Festival is renowned as the world’s largest festival dedicated to animation, taking place in the picturesque town of Annecy, south east France 11th – 16th June.  This year, Animation Ireland held a distinct presence in Annecy at the Mifa animation... Read more...

The Irish Film Board welcomes the came change to Screen Ireland, and Gareth Lee is appointed to role of Manager of Screen Training Ireland.

  Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan, T.D. of the commencement date of our new name. The agency will be known as Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland with effect from today, Monday 18th June 2018, following the announcement of this date at the launch of Investing in our Culture, Language... Read more...

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Animation Ireland at Mifa & Annecy International Animated Film Festival

Annecy International Animation Film Festival: The world’s top reference for animation films! Check out the latest animated gems, find out about current and future trends, meet up with your favourite film directors and up-and-coming talents, track down new associates and partners… in the fun and friendly atmosphere of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. This year, Animation Ireland will have... Read more...