Our March evening course on the history of animation leads us to this day-long event focussing on Irish animation. The day will comprise screenings, panel discussions, meeting the animators and new work. 

11.00: A Special Programme of Shorts curated by animator Steve Woods for the Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2012 and presented in association with the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland. It will include work from Brown Bag, Kavaleer and Cartoon Saloon. 

12.45pm – 1.45pm: Panel Discussion on Animation in Ireland Chair: Gareth Lee, BCFE Programme Leader in Animation.
Panel includes: Steve Woods, Sheila De Courcy, Dan Spencer, Nora Twomey, Gerard O’Rourke, Emma Scott (IFB) and special guest Seamus Malone, graduate BCFE and supervising animator, Aardman Animation.

 2.30pm – 3.30pm: New voices in Irish Animation showcasing their work. Presentations from Giant Creative, Adrien Merigeau, Damien O’Connor (Brown Bag). 

4pm: Putting Irish animation in a broader international context, David Sproxton, producer and co-founder of Aardman Animations will introduce the studio’s latest feature, The Pirates! In An Adventure with Scientists (2D).  Please note this is a free screening open to all.  Booking essential – please contact our Box Office on 01 679 3477.

Following the screening, Cathal Gaffney, Director of Brown Bag Films, will lead a Q&A with David Sproxton (producer of the film and co-founder of Aardman Animations).

Evening course attendees are entitled to free passes to this full day of events. Please call Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or email to confirm. Tickets for non-attendees are €8 for the 11.00 – 15.00 events. The 16.00 screening and presentation are FREE but ticketed to all.


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