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Northern Irish VR Experience RETNE launches on Steam
10 Aug 2017 | Actor Michael Smiley voices the character of Lil Mo for the project, the tour guide bringing users through VR Land to visit magical attractions and complete quests to unlock hidden secrets. 
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Animation Skillnet to host Workshop with ‘Toy Story’ & ‘Monsters University’ Animator Mark Oftedal
09 Aug 2017 | The one-day workshop will focus on achieving a “cartoony” style and runs on Friday, August 18th from 09.30-17:00 in the Guinness Enterprise Centre. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, August 15th. 
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Call for Applications: Northern Ireland Screen’s Creative Animation Scheme
01 Aug 2017 | The scheme provides junior level creators/animators with the opportunity to develop their own ideas with support from established animation companies, and is supported by the Screen Fund and British Film Institute. 
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Pulse College to launch Springboard+ Animation Certificate
25 Jul 2017 | Twenty-five places are now available on the course for unemployed applicants who meet the eligibility criteria outlined below. 
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Channel 5’s Milkshake! to air Cartoon Saloon series ‘Puffin Rock’
25 Jul 2017 | The animated series is set to air on the channel following a deal with Hoho Rights, who hold international rights in all territories bar China. 
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Michael Dudok DeWit, Director 'The Red Turtle' to Attend Dublin Animation Festival
19 Jul 2017 |  
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Registration Now Open for CARTOON Forum 2017
15 Jun 2017 | The largest European market for animated TV projects runs from September 12th-15th in Toulouse, and is supported by Creative Europe. 
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Ruth Negga stars in Brown Bag Films’ Adaptation of ‘Angela’s Christmas’ from Frank McCourt
13 Jun 2017 | The half-hour CG film is currently in production in Ireland, based on the only children’s book from the Pulitzer Prize winning author. Lucy O’Connell from ‘Song of the Sea’ lends her vocal talents as the daughter of Oscar-nominated Negga. 
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Boulder Media Opening Second Studio Space in Dublin to House Expanded Crew
07 Jun 2017 | "We are expanding significantly, hiring additional crew and starting new, exciting projects", said Robert Cullen, creative director, Boulder Media. 
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RTÉ to Broadcast exciting new Children’s Comedy Puppet Series ‘Wildwoods’ from Sixteen South
25 May 2017 | The latest series from the ‘Lily’s Driftwood Bay’ creators is currently filming in various forests across Ireland and drives home the message to children to connect with the outdoors in favour of digital devices. 
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Nerve Belfast to run Animation Summer School: July 31st-August 4th
25 May 2017 | The five-day programme is aimed at those aged 15-19 and will be tutored by professional animator Joel Simon. 
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Nickelodeon International acquires ‘The Day Henry Met’ Seasons 3 & 4
23 May 2017 | The global company has purchased the international broadcast rights to the upcoming seasons of the series, in addition to renewing its existing rights to the first and second. 
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'Pinkalicious & Peterrific' New Animated Series for US Network PBS Kids by Sixteen South
18 May 2017 | It has been announced that Northern Ireland animation studio Sixteen South (Lily's Driftwood Bay) will be involved in producing a new kid's animated series called 'Pinkalicious & Peterrific' based on the best-selling HarperCollins book series 'Pinkalicious' written by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann. 
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"I know they will do justice to the richness, creativity and strength of Afghan culture” - Executive Producer Angelina Jolie on ‘The Breadwinner’
17 May 2017 | The first trailer has released for Cartoon Saloon’s ‘The Breadwinner’, directed by Nora Twomey. 
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BCFE Open Day: Thursday, May 18th
15 May 2017 | The Ballyfermot College of Further Education will be hosting an Open Day for Industry on 18th May. 
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A Day in the Life of a Post-Production Supervisor: Sean Smith of Brown Bag Films
12 May 2017 | As part of our new series promoting training and employment in the Irish film and television industry, we’re catching up with staff from some of the leading companies in the country, in the fields of production, distribution, festivals and beyond. 
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A Day in the Life of a Background Team Lead: Alana O’Brien of Boulder Media Animation Studio
10 May 2017 | At IFTN we put you in touch not only with the latest film and television news in Ireland, but the latest training and job opportunities in the industry. 
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Latest Announcement of €280,000 brings total Creative Europe MEDIA investment in Ireland to €5.6M
10 May 2017 | Six Irish companies were awarded the funding, under the Content Development of a Single Project branch, exceeding the total amount of any other country. The funding has gone to a mix of animation, documentary and drama projects. 
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Galway Film Centre Announce Summer Animation Camp for July 2017
09 May 2017 | The new camp will run from July 17th-21st facilitated by Denise McDonagh from at Cluain Mhuire on the Wellpark Road. 
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Animation Bootcamps from Animation Skillnet in collaboration with Boulder Media
03 May 2017 | The series of workshops begin Monday May 22nd, with each running from Monday-Friday and with the support of the BAI. Industry professionals will tutor throughout, with specialist training in key areas of animation production. 
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