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The Children’s Media Conference 2020: ONLINE

CMC 2020 has been re-invented as a week-long online conference of children’s and youth content, with webinars spaced at convenient intervals so that lock-down life can still go on if it needs to. CMC 2020 Online opens on Monday 6 July with the Opening Keynote to set the agenda for CMC 2020 – Still Here Right Now. What’s Included?  Access to all webinar session content at CMC... Read more...

Green’s Deputy Leader Catherine Martin TD appointed Minister for Arts, Communications, and Culture

Catherine Martin, Deputy Leader of the Green Party and TD for Dublin Rathdown, has been announced as the successor to outgoing Minister for Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD. Minister Madigan has held the position for almost three years since her appointment by former Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on November 30th, 2017; during a cabinet reshuffle following the resignation... Read more...

€3.2 million awarded by Screen Ireland in Strategic Slate Development Funding

Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland, the national agency for the creative screen sector, is pleased to announce €3.2 million in strategic slate funding. Slate funding is an initiative to help Irish companies develop a slate of projects in-house across feature film, television, animation and documentary. Originally announced earlier this year, this Strategic Slate Development Fund was customised to respond to... Read more...

Lockdown hasn’t slowed Ireland’s animation nation

Life during lockdown has been as busy as ever for Ireland’s animators as they service broadcasters, film companies, and advertising, writes Esther McCarthy For artist Aria Ungerer, life during lockdown and working from home have given her a special opportunity – to focus on a project planned with her late father, Tomi Ungerer. Working from her East Cork home, Aria has... Read more...

Screen Skills Ireland Announces Recipients of Screen Stakeholders Funding

Screen Skills Ireland, the skills development unit within Screen Ireland, has announced the 11 organisations and initiatives that have been awarded funds from the Screen Stakeholders Funding Scheme, worth €200,000, to deliver a wide variety of skills development activities for the Irish screen sector. The scheme was launched in April as part of the overall measures announced by Screen Ireland... Read more...

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Annecy Festival & Mifa 2020: ONLINE

For the 2020 edition, the Annecy International Animated Film Festival offers unprecedented access to its content. Whether you are passionate about animation, amateurs, professionals or the general public, from 15th to 30th June, take advantage of the Annecy 2020 Online Festival offer to enjoy animation’s best. All the content is united on a dedicated platform so you can watch it all from your own home... Read more...

The Belt and Road Film Week at Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF): Open film submissions

Silk Road International Film Festival (SRIFF) is giving an opportunity to Irish filmmakers to submit an Irish film to screen as part of the The Belt and Road Film Week at Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF). Requirements: completed after 01/01/2019, fiction, animation,  documentary minimum length 70 mins, mainland China premiere.  Silk Road International Film Festival became a partner of The... Read more...