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Brown Bag Films and Daily Madness feature in the Kidscreen Hot50 results for 2022!

Following a couple of very challenging pandemic years, the kids entertainment industry came back with gusto in 2022, delivering a wide range of creative content and ancillary products, and making good on diversity commitments. Now that the votes for this year’s Kidscreen Hot50 ranking are in, here are the industry’s picks for the hottest companies of 2022.  In broadcasting, streamers... Read more...

The National Talent Academy for Animation celebrates a successful first year

The National Talent Academy for Animation would like to thank you for your participation and support over the past year. 2022 culminated in our second Animation Fair, held in the Lighthouse Cinema on November 29th. Over 140 students and graduates were in attendance as well as 11 animation studio representatives. Have a lovely Christmas and stay tuned for new workshops, mentorship programmes and... Read more...

Pitching programme concludes with Dublin event

Throughout 2022, participants from Ireland attended various phases of the programme “Pitching your Animation Project at Festivals and Markets”. Organised by Animation Skillnet, Animation Ireland and Ardán, this training project was supported by Screen Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. The programme started with three webinars: This was followed by a panel talk at the Galway Film Fleadh in... Read more...

Animation Pathways Fund Supporting Diversity at Distillery Films 

In 2022, The Animation Pathways Fund supported three artists with an opportunity to access the animation industry, working on the international production of Sullivan Sails. Working over 12 weeks, the artists shadowed the director and wider team to gain experience in project development, storyboarding, animation, design and FX. Along with the Animation Graduate Traineeship supported by Screen Ireland and Animation Skillnet,... Read more...

Jim Quin obituary: Irish animator who created the Tongue Twisters and Gregory Gráinneog for
RTÉ’s Bosco

Born: 7th May, 1935. Died: December 12th, 2022.Jim Quin, who has died aged 87, was a pioneer of Irish animation and founder of the Quin Filmsstudio. He produced classic stop-motion series for RTÉ television throughout the 1970s and 80s.These included such series as An Baile Beag (1975, 1977-79), Muintir na Móna (1983-85) (for RTÉ’sDilín Ó Deamhas), Lug na Locha (1981),... Read more...