News & Events

1 million Investment Support Package for the Animation Sector Focusing on Concept and Creative Innovation

New Talent Academy to be Established to Support Industry Growth and Talent Development 3rd December 2020: Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, is delighted to announce details of two strategic initiatives to support the growth of Irish animation, investing €1 million as part of a further innovation investment fund made available by Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin... Read more...

ALIEN XMAS premieres on Netflix!

The stop-motion animated film Alien Xmas is available now on Netflix.  Alien Xmas is written by IFTA winning Irish filmmaker Kealan O’Rourke (The Christmas Letter, The Boy In The Bubble), Executive Produced by Jon Favreau (Elf, The Mandalorian) and directed by Stephen Chiodo (Killer Klowns From Outer Space).  The film tells the tale of a young elf who mistakes a tiny alien for a Christmas gift,... Read more...

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Animation Business Conference 2020

ABC 2020 is CMC’s brand-new day-long Webinar on the Business of Animation: exploring the development and financing of animation projects, both UK and international. Who’s looking for what? Hear from international commissioners, broadcasters and platforms and discover what they are looking for, as they react to the crisis and plan for the upcoming production rounds. When and where? Discover how the international programme... Read more...

Cardel produces a new TV advert for Dogs Trust

Cardel produces a new TV advert for Dogs Trust directed by Cardel director, Katarina  Lundquist and voiced by Irish singer, songwriter and composer, Lisa Hannigan with an  original score created by composer Diego Ayala Raffalli.   The thought-provoking TV Ad aims to show potential puppy buyers the shocking reality  behind the illegal sale of dogs. The charity is urging people to... Read more...

Commercialising Animated Kids IP Webinar

Animation Ireland and Animation Skillnet are delighted to welcome Emily Horgan, Disney veteran and Content Strategy Specialist for this webinar on Commercialising Animated Kids IP. This course is presented with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). Course contents Idea conception Play patterns  Aesthetics / Toyetic Characteristics  Platform home/Audience: Pre-school vs.  6 – 9 vs.  10+  Rights  Traditional... Read more...

CHILDREN’S MEDIA CONFERENCE LAUNCHES INAUGURAL ANIMATION BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2020

One-day event to focus on Business of Animation Following a hugely successful virtual Children’s Media Conference (CMC) in July, CMC is delighted to announce Animation Business Conference 2020 (ABC 2020) – its inaugural brand-new day-long Webinar on the Business of Animation: exploring the development and financing of UK and international animation projects. Running on 12 November, ABC 2020 will have... Read more...

Creative Leadership Programme for Animation, VFX & Games: Applications Now Open

Screen Skills Ireland is pleased to announce the launch of the Creative Leadership Programme for Animation, VFX and Games, in collaboration with Animation Skillnet, Animation Ireland and with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). Now in its second year, the programme has been designed to Empower the Growth and sustainability of the Irish Animation and related sectors. Context... Read more...

Monster closes sales for Daily Madness new series Pins and Nettie ahead of MIP Jr launch

Monster Entertainment is delighted to announce that, following the launch of Daily Madness’ brand new series, Pins and Nettie at this year’s Mip Jr., a raft of sales have already been made across the globe, with deals recently being signed with RTÉ in Ireland, Showmax in South Africa, YLE in Finland and with multi-territory SVOD apps Minno and Hopster. The... Read more...

IFTA AWARDS 2020 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to the nominees and winners of the IFTA Awards hosted by the Irish Film & Television Academy last night on Virgin Media One at 10pm, with Deirdre O’Kane at the helm.  Sunday night’s Virtual IFTA Awards was the first of its kind on Irish TV –  A Star-studded affair with high-profile international guest presenters virtually presenting filmmakers across the island of... Read more...