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€6.9 Million in Funding Has Gone into the AV Industries Since Creative Europe began in 2014
14 Dec 2017 | Creative Europe MEDIA supports Ireland's Film and Audiovisual industries in the Development, Distribution, and Promotion of their projects. 
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Christmas TV Premiere and Oscar Qualification for Derry Animation ‘An Béal Bocht’
14 Dec 2017 | An animated adaptation of Flann O’Brien’s only novel written in Irish under the pseudonym of Myles Na gCopaleen, ‘An Béal Bocht’, will have its TV premiere on TG4 on Christmas Day at 5.25pm. 
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Irish Production Highlights on TV3 This Christmas
14 Dec 2017 | IFTN have picked out some of the top Irish produced television and film set to air on TV3 over the Christmas period. The festive period will see TV3 give ‘Cardboard Gangsters’ its world TV premiere, debut a host of new Christmas specials and includes a number of family movie favourites. 
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First Creative Ireland Forum Sets Sights to the Future - December 13th
13 Dec 2017 | The first Creative Ireland Forum will take place in Dublin Catle this morning bringing together a comprehensive programme of contributors including An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan, EU Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, Cartoon Saloon co-founder and Oscar-nominee Paul Young and Cork-based designer Joseph Walsh, the conference aims to illustrate the importance of an all-of-government approach to Ireland’s creativity and wellbeing. 
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Brown Bag Films’ Animated Holiday Special ‘Angela’s Christmas’ to Premiere in Ireland this Christmas on RTÉ One
13 Dec 2017 | Oscar nominated Brown Bag Films, a subsidiary of 9 Story Media Group, is pleased to announce that its animated holiday special, ‘Angela’s Christmas’ will premiere in Ireland on RTÉ One on Christmas Eve at 6:20 pm, as part of the broadcaster’s festive lineup. It will also receive a second broadcast on Christmas Day at 1:50 pm. 
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Monster closes raft of Asian deals post ATF
12 Dec 2017 | Following their visit to ATF Singapore, Monster Entertainment is excited to announce that they have closed a number of deals with a number of companies in China and Kuwait in the Middle East. 
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Irish Earn 7 Nominations for the 75th Golden Globe Awards
11 Dec 2017 | The nominations for this year’s Golden Globes have been announced.
The Irish are in contention for several awards after earning 7 nominations for this year's 75th Golden Globe Awards. 
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Screen Training Ireland, in partnership with Animation Skillnet and D.I.T, Announce Animation Apprenticeship
11 Dec 2017 | Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD has launched 26 new national apprenticeships for development as part of the expanded Apprenticeship Scheme. 
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Strong Irish Contingent Nominated for Critics' Choice Awards
08 Dec 2017 | The Critics' Choice Awards have announced a strong contingent of Irish nominees for this year’s award show. Among the Irish to be nominated are actress Saoirse Ronan, Caitriona Balfe, writer and director Martin McDonagh, and director Nora Twomey. 
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Ireland’s First Stop Motion Feature Film in Post-Production
07 Dec 2017 | Telegael’s ‘Captain Morten and The Spider Queen’ nears completion as the project enters the final stages of post production. The film although filmed in Galway, is a European co-production with Telegael being joined by Nukufilm of Estonia, Grid VFX of Belgium, and Calon of the UK. 
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Monster Entertainment Close Chinese Distribution Deal with Jetsen Huashi
04 Dec 2017 | The Day Henry Met…? Is making its way to China, in a deal closed by distributor Monster Entertainment! The Day Henry Met has had a number of new SVOD deals recently, including being launched on Amazon and ComCast in the US by Kid Genius. 
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Oscar Buzz Continues to Build Around Cartoon Saloons' ‘The Breadwinner’
29 Nov 2017 | Irish Animation studio Cartoon Saloon have enjoyed an extremely successful festival run as the build up to the Academy Awards season has seen their Oscar contender, ‘The Breadwinner’ receive top awards at a host of festivals. 
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Deadline: WIT’s Springboard ‘Production Management for Digital Animation’ – Dec. 15th
29 Nov 2017 | Waterford Institute of Technology in association with Ireland’s European Structural and Investment Funds Programme are offering the opportunity to participate on their new Higher Diploma in Production Management for Digital Animation. 
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Foyle Film Festival Announces 2017 Light In Motion Competition Winners
27 Nov 2017 | The 30th Foyle Film Festival drew to a close last night, November 26th with the announcement of the Light in Motion competition winners in Derry. 
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Irish Animation Nomination at Emilie Animation Awards
27 Nov 2017 | Animation Ireland Members have been generous in their congratulations to Cartoon Saloon, but there is general disappointment that Irish animation did not receive more nominations 
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Monster Entertainment Close American Spanish Package Deal with Olympusat Ahead of MIP Cancun
14 Nov 2017 | Ahead of its first attendance at MIPCancun, Monster Entertainment has just closed a deal with Olympusat in the United States, which will lead too much of its catalogue being available in neutral Spanish. 
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IFTA Awards 2018 Submissions Deadline for Film & Drama: Friday, November 17th
13 Nov 2017 | Following what has been a strong year for Irish productions on screen, the Irish Film & Television Academy is accepting submissions for consideration for the 2018 IFTA Film & Drama ceremony which celebrates the best of Feature Film, Television Drama, Feature Documentary, Live Action Short and Animation projects. The Deadline for submissions is 5pm, Friday, November 17th. 
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Cartoon Saloon's 'The Breadwinner' takes home the Grand Prize at the inaugural Animation Is Film Festival in Hollywood
26 Oct 2017 | The festival, which took place in the TCL Chinese Theatre last Friday, October 22nd also saw director Nora Twomey win the audience award. 
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More Good Emmy News for Irish Production Company
24 Oct 2017 | The good news for Irish Animation continues with the current International Emmy announcements. Singapore’s ONE Animation’s was nominated in the Best Kids Animation category for ‘Oddbods’, a show that was developed and written by Irish Development and Production Company Hot Drop Films. 
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New Kids Series from Meangadh Fibín to Air on RTEjr
23 Oct 2017 | ‘Mr Mender and The Chummyjiggers’, is a new 26 part pre-school puppet series produced by Galway based award winning children’s production company, Meangadh Fíbín for RTÉjr. 
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