26 September 2020 The Irish Film & Television Network
Kilkenny Animated Launches 2019 Programme
13 Sep 2019 : News Desk
The second year of the animation festival will see 15 events taking place across the three days, beginning with the Kilkenny Animated Opening Night Party: The Irish Premiere of ‘The Eye of the Dream’.

Headlining the festival this year will be a rare homecoming for one of Kilkenny's most successful international exports, LA based David O’Reilly. O’Reilly - a multi award winning animator and game creator - will host the Irish premiere of his spectacular immersive 3D film The Eye of the Dreamat the Discovery Dome at Castlecomer.

Other events include a presentation by Graham Dury - one of the creators of the cult comic, Viz and a talk by legendary New Yorker cartoonist Matt Diffee, as well as the Re-animator Disco, featuring much loved floor fillers with their original animated videos on the big screen and an illustrated talk from Harry Bliss. Animation legends James Baxter and Graham Annable, and a welcome return of Kíla, will have a live screening of films made for TG4's Cúl an Tí.

The festival will also feature a screening of the 2019 Oscar nominated short film Late Afternoon in the company of one of the creators, Louise Bagnall; as well as a packed schedule of workshops, masterclasses and walking tours.

Friday, 4thOctober 

8:00 pm - 10:00 pmKilkenny Animated Opening Night Party: The Irish Premiere of the Eye of the Dream

Saturday, 5thOctober

11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Wolfwalkers Sketching Tour of Kilkenny

11:45 am - 12:45 pm - Designing for Animation Panel

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm - Drawing for a Living: Head vs Heart

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Matt Diffee – Drawing and Music

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Harry Bliss in conversation with Gilly Fogg

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Candy Guard in conversation with Gilly Fogg

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Cúl an Tí with Kíla

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Stephen Morton presents: Comics Tube Live

10:00 pm - 11:15 pm - The History of VIZ Comic in 75 Minutes

10:30 pm – Late - Re-Animator Disco featuring Tünde’s Midnight Madness Screenings

Sunday, 6thOctober

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm - James Baxter Animation Masterclass + in conversation with Tomm Moore

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Screening of Oscar-nominated short Late Afternoon with director Louise Bagnall

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Graham Annable in conversation with Paul Young

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Dreamgun Film Reads: The Lion King


For more information visit the Kilkenny Animated website 

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