News & Events

Ballybradden is back on RTEJr with 2nd Season!

Ballybraddan returns for a second season, ten years after series one aired. Created by Geronimo Productions, Treehouse Republic optioned the title and continued the story from season 01, setting it one year after Ballybraddan failed to win the championship. Series two, airing on Sunday 12th May 18:00 on RTEJr, was funded by Treehouse Republic, Screen Ireland, The Broadcasting Authority of... Read more...

Désirée Finnegan Appointed as New Chief Executive at Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland

Following a competitive international recruitment process, Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (Screen Ireland), the national agency for the development of the film, television and animation industry, is delighted to announce the appointment of Désirée Finnegan to the role of Chief Executive, taking over the position previously held by James Hickey. Originally from Dublin, Désirée Finnegan has most recently held the position of... Read more...

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CARTOON BUSINESS! 23rd – 25th April 2019 

CARTOON BUSINESS 2019: Conference on New Emerging Business Models in Animation 23 – 25 Apr 19, Tampere (Finland) Cartoon Business is a top-level seminar focusing on the new generation models of financing and revenuesbrought about by the changes in the production and distribution markets. How to take advantage of new financial opportunities and how to secure stronger partnerships with digital platforms? Based on case studies and experts’ advice,... Read more...

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Futurescope 2019!

FutureScope is Ireland’s number one innovation event and the only conference dedicated to exploring new business opportunities arising from emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, AR/VR, data analytics, IoT and 5G. FutureScope brings together leaders from the technology ecosystem to share perspectives on the implications of disruptive technologies, providing valuable insights to businesses at all stages of the innovation lifecycle.... Read more...

Delays over tax guidelines ‘devastating’ parts of film sector: Lobby accuses revenue of dragging its feet over information on section 481 scheme

Film industry groups have said that delays in issuing new guidelines for the state’s film tax break scheme are having a “devastating” impact on the parts of the Irish sector. The section 481 tax break scheme allows producers to write off millions of euros, and has been credited by the industry with driving growth of the sector in Ireland. However,... Read more...

Cartoon Saloon’s Nora Twomey wins Prestigious Murakami Award at the Irish Animation Awards

The 2019 Irish Animation Awards ceremony was held in Dingle last night (Saturday 23rd March) and the big winner was Nora Twomey, who won the prestigious Murakami Award for outstanding contribution to animation. The Irish director was the driving force behind Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar nominated feature The Breadwinner. The new animation studio Paper Panther Productions scooped up three awards, including... Read more...

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3rd Irish Animation Awards, Dingle 29th March 2019

Animation Ireland’s 3rd Irish Animation Awards This is Animation Ireland’s third 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 at the Dingle Skelligs Hotel on Saturday the 23rd of March 2019. Home to the Dingle Film Festival and Animation Dingle for the last 7 years, Dingle provides us with the... Read more...

Irish animators representing best of Ireland in Miami at world’s largest animation event

The leading lights in Irish animation are in Miami this week (week commencing Monday 11th February) to represent Ireland at the Kidscreen Summit, the most important annual event in the world animation calendar. The Irish delegation is led by Animation Ireland, the representative body for Irish animation studios, and is linking up with Enterprise Ireland and the Consulate General of... Read more...

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Kidscreen Summit 2019!

Kidscreen Summit is renowned as the kids entertainment industry’s most important annual event. In 2018, the conference welcomed more than 2,000 attendees from 50-plus countries. Top executives attend Kidscreen Summit to take advantage of the year’s best business networking, and to engage in critical dialogue on issues that affect the industry. Read more...