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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...

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Focus on Ireland at the Children’s Media Conference

Focus on Ireland Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 14:00 – 15:00 HUBS Common Room Ireland is globally recognised for the creation and production of world-class content for children. Would you like to work with us? Ireland provides the whole package, both creatively and financially. Find out how co-producing with Irish companies, hiring Irish studios for service work, or utilising Irish creatives... Read more...

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China Ireland International Film Festival 24th – 29th June

China Ireland International Film Festival Film, as a tool for dream building, is the best way to promote cross-cultural understanding. On the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-Irish diplomatic relations, the first China Ireland International Film Festival (CIIFF) will be held in Dublin, Ireland. This film festival, with films as the carrier, driven by “One Belt, One Road” initiative,... Read more...

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Annecy Festival and Market 10th -15th June 2019

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival and its Market (Mifa): the major international event for over 11,000 industry professionals. The festival is 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... Read more...

India’s Toonz Media buys majority stake in Galway’s Telegael

Galway-based animation company Telegael has received a new backer in the form of India’s Toonz Media Group. Toonz has acquired a majority stake in the Emmy-winning production house, with which it already has a number of co-productions. Set up in 1988, Telegael employs the services of up to 350 staff, including fulltime and contract workers. It co-produces animated and live... Read more...

Animation Ireland partner with CartoonItalia: Turin Mission

Animation Ireland attended a three day mission (8-10th May) to Turin lead by CartoonItalia and supported by Creative Europe Desk Italy MEDIA – Ufficio di Torino, Film Commission Torino Piemonte e FIP – Film Investimenti Piemonte. The main focus of the mission was to connect 9 Irish Producers from the dynamic, growing industry in Ireland, to the Italian market and... Read more...

Participating companies for Screen Leaders 2019 announced

Screen Skills Ireland are pleased to announce the selected participants for the 2019 Screen Leaders programme. Industry leaders from Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Ireland will come together on the 3rd of June for the first module of the programme which will take place in Ireland. Screen Leaders is a strategic company development programme for the screen industries. The programme is aimed... Read more...

Animation Skillnet: Education and Training update 2019

It has been a busy and exciting start of the year for Animation Skillnet, starting with The Animation Studio Lab, produced by Stephen Fagan and Directed by Sean Cunningham: over fifteen weeks, the 4 tutors brought 13 participants through the creation of their own original and hilarious short, Agony Ant, from Storyboarding to Compositing. In February, Delphine Coudray joined Animation... Read more...