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ANIMATION IRELAND & SCREEN IRELAND, Animation Concept & Creative Innovation Development Fund

Supporting New and Innovative IP Development, Technology and Business Growth As part of a further Stimulus Support Package made available for Animation, Screen Ireland / Fís Éireann in collaboration with Animation Ireland has allocated €400,000 in funding that will be invested in new innovative, high concept development and business growth opportunities within the Animation sector. The agencies are committed in... Read more...

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The Irish Animation Awards 2021

This is Animation Ireland’s fourth awards ceremony to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding creative talent we have within the Irish Animation, VFX and gaming industries. The awards will take place online on Friday the 21st of May. This year, we have decided to host a digital awards ceremony to keep our staff, partners and nominees safe. Although, yes, we will... Read more...

Baz Ashmawy to host this year’s Irish Animation Awards

Animation Ireland has announced that broadcaster Baz Ashmawy will host the 2021 Irish Animation Awards on Friday May 21. The biennial awards ceremony is the premier event in the Irish animation calendar and this year’s will take place virtually. Once again, the awards show will highlight the brilliance and talent of the Irish animation sector. Among the nominations in the... Read more...

Wolfwalkers wins five Annie Awards

Wolfwalkers, the new animated adventure from Kilkenny’s Cartoon Saloon, has won five prizes at the Annie Awards in the US, with the Irish company also honoured for its work on another production, There’s a Monster in my Kitchen. A co-production with Luxembourg’s Melusine Productions, Wolfwalkers won the Best Direction Annie Award for its Irish filmmakers Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart and also took... Read more...

Irish Animation Awards nominees announced as event goes virtual

The nominees for the 2021 Irish Animation Awards have been announced today (Wed 14th April) by Animation Ireland, the trade association for Irish animation studios.  The biennial awards ceremony will take place virtually for the first time on Friday 21st May.  And will once again highlight the brilliance and talent of the Irish animation sector. The 2021 Irish Animation Awards... Read more...

Screen Ireland’s Talent Development Academy for Animation will be led by Animation Ireland

Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland has appointed Animation Ireland as the lead organisation to manage the establishment of a Talent Development Academy for Animation, an initiative to create and expand opportunities for diverse and regional talent on a national level. Addressing innovation, skills development and sectoral growth, the Academy is the result of additional stimulus investment for animation provided by the Department... Read more...

Brown Bag’s Annie Award Nomination for Xavier Riddle: Best TV/Media Preschool

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced the nominations for its 48th Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation! Brown Bag Films are over the moon to see Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum snag a nomination in the Best TV/Media – Preschool category for the hour long special ‘I am Madam President’! In ‘I Am Madam President’, Xavier’s sister Yadina Riddle... Read more...

ENTERTAINMENT ONE Greenlights New Preschool Series

KIYA ABOUT A NEW SUPERHERO WHO SAVES THE DAY WITH MARTIAL ARTS AND DANCE  The Series Originating from South Africa for Kids 3-6 Years Old Will Debut Across Multiple Formats on Disney Jr and Disney+ Globally, Alongside France Télévisions. London, UK – February 25, 2021 – Pow! Entertainment One (eOne), Hasbro’s entertainment studio, has greenlit a new series for pre-schoolers... Read more...

Animation Dingle: Murakami Award 2021

The 2021 recipient of the Murakami Award was Robert Cullen, founder and creative director of Boulder Media.  The Murakami Award recognises significant achievement in the field of animation.  The award was presented to Robert by Ethna Murakami at Animation Dingle’s first virtual festival, with the awards ceremony streamed live on YouTube on the 25th March. Since its inception in 2000,... Read more...

Youtube Kids Animation Dingle Student Award 2021 Winners Announced!

This year’s Virtual Animation Dingle presented by JAM Media took place throughout this week; delivering an incredible lineup of guests and speakers and is brought to you from a virtual Dingle including the iconic Dick Mack’s Pub, the Phoenix cinema and usual Animation Dingle haunts.   Attendance was high and energetic with over 2,500 participants at the Festival across all the... Read more...