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Budget 2021: Ministers Martin and Chambers Announce Strong Suite of Support Measures for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, and Minister of State, Jack Chambers TD, announced details of €1,081,818 gross funding allocated to the Department in Budget 2021, covering a range of robust new funding streams and measures to ensure the survival and recovery of businesses and operations in sectors overseen by the Department. Here is a... Read more...

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – ACE ANIMATION SPECIAL

ACE Producers is pleased to announce the call for applications for the second ACE Animation Special. The workshop, which will be held in Dingle* during the 2021 Animation Dingle festival, is organised in close collaboration with the festival, Screen Skills Ireland and with additional support from Screen Ireland, Animation Skillnet and Animation Ireland. The workshop is aimed at experienced producers who want to diversify their activities to include,... Read more...

A STAR-STUDDED – VIRTUAL IFTA AWARDS, 10PM, SUNDAY 18TH OCTOBER

For a full list of nominees please log onto: https://www.ifta.ie/awards/nominees_2020/ The Irish Film and Television Academy is delighted to announce that the 2020 IFTA Awards (Film & Drama), will be broadcast on Virgin Media One, at 10pm on Sunday, October 18th, with a star-studded line-up of Hollywood stars to present the coveted Irish Academy award to Ireland’s leading screen talents across Film and Drama.  Taking place in a unique studio setting, the ceremony will... Read more...

Disability Awareness Training for the Animation Sector (Online)

Screen Skills Ireland is delighted to partner with Animation Skillnet, Animation Ireland and Ability Focus to offer Disability Awareness Training for the Animation Sector. The purpose of Disability Awareness training is to educate participants around core and non-core aspects of disability and disability related issues, thus giving greater confidence when it comes to representation in designing and developing film, TV,... Read more...

RTÉ Christmas Animated Shorts 2020: Studio 9 in production with their short film ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’

Studio 9 is one of the lucky 10 Irish studios awarded a commission from RTE to make a 2 minute animation ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas- a contemporary telling‘. The studio worked with writer Saoirse Anton on a contemporary version of the classic Clement Clarke Moore poem A Visit from St. Nicholas . The poem has been reimagined for modern Ireland, celebrating... Read more...

Fantasy Ireland: Igloo Animation’s new animated comedy will air on RTÉ2 this October!

Igloo Animations have producing an Irish Animated Comedy Show titled Fantasy Ireland, a 13 X 11 min series set in a fantastical version of contemporary Ireland. The award-winning studio has teamed up with Ciaran Morrison and Mick O’Hara (Podge and Rodge, Zig and Zag) to take a new spin on classic Irish legends in the world of today. FANTASY IRELAND is an outrageous post-watershed... Read more...

Cartoon Saloon’s latest feature film WolfWalkers makes its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival

Cartoon Saloon’s latest feature film WolfWalkers, directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews with many reviewers calling it “the best animated film of 2020”. WolfWalkers follows a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, as she journeys to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last wolf pack.... Read more...

Pink Kong Studios New Trailer for Interstellar Eco Show ‘Planet Park’

Pink Kong Studios, Planet Park, is the first of its kind and boldly goes where no pre-school adventure has gone before! This is the ultimate outdoor adventure in Space! Planet Park is an animated comedy-adventure series (52x11min), set in the Universe’s first National Park, an entire planet in another Galaxy far from our own. A unique setting for adventure and... Read more...