A day of discussion, screening and practice, in collaboration with Animation Skillnet (11.00 – 15.30).

Are you interested in animation for adults or for children? In collaboration with Animation Skillnet, we are hosting a day at the IFI comprising a masterclass, a panel discussion and a programme of short films around the theme of animation for adults Vs animation for children. Chaired by Dan Spencer, CEO and Producer with the award winning animation studio Giant Animation, the panel will discuss the styles and themes of adult animation and compare with those in popular kids’ animations for film or TV. This will be preceded by a masterclass and followed by a programme of short animations that will include a range of work, along with the Annecy-nominated and César-winning short, Kiki of Montparnasse.


11-12.30 (45 mins each)

(i)              The Making of ‘Trid an Stoirm’ – Fred Burdy

(ii)             Animation for Games with Adult Content – Terry Kenny


Jason Tammemagi – Jason is a children’s media professional specialising in enriching preschool content and creator of TV shows like Fluffy Gardens and Planet Cosmo.

Fred Burdy – Fred, originally from France, is a CG Artist, writer and director living in Ireland and working at Windmill Lane Studios. He wrote and directed the animated, IFB Frameworks funded, award-winning short film ‘Tríd An Stoirm’.

Leanne Preston – Leanne is the Company Director and Founder of Bright Box Creative. She has eight years’ experience in the Children’s Media markets, including working in development and production for six years at Nickelodeon in its international team.

Terry Kenny – Terry has worked as an animator in the videogame industry for over a decade on titles including Manhunt and Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.

Tickets: €15/€12 including a light lunch.

Booking is essential as places are limited so please contact Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or email scorrigan@irishfilm.ie

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