11 April 2016

Inside Cartoon Saloon, a one-day animation training event, is set to take place from 10am to 5pm on Thursday, April 21st in the River Lee Hotel, Cork City.


Supported by Film In Cork and Screen Training Ireland, this animation workshop is open to professionals, students and amateurs in the field of animation. Inside Cartoon Saloon will provide a rare insight into the workings of Irish animation studio, Cartoon Saloon, with talks on the process of taking an animation from pitch bible to screen, the making of animated feature films and television, and the specific roles of key members of the Cartoon Saloon team.


Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon is the twice Academy Award and BAFTA nominated animation studio formed by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey. From award-winning shorts to feature films and TV series, Cartoon Saloon has carved a special place in the international Animation industry. In 2010, the studio’s first feature film, the Secret of Kells, was nominated for an Academy Award and in 2015, Tomm Moore’s follow up feature, Song of the Sea, garnered Moore and Paul Young a second Oscar Nomination.


The event on April 21st will include presentations by Cartoon Saloon’s Tomm Moore, Director of Secret of Kells & Song of the Sea; Ross Stewart, Art Director of Secret of Kells; and Nuria Gonzalez Blanco, Line Producer of Puffin Rock. As well as very informative sessions about the practicalities of making animation, the day will conclude with a talk from Maurice Galway, CEO, Dingle Animation, on how to best position shorts for festivals.


Speaking about the upcoming event, Rossa Mullin, who runs Film In Cork saidWe’re thrilled that Cartoon Saloon will make the trip to Cork in April for what promises to be a very inspiring event for animators in the region. It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn from a hugely talented and internationally acclaimed animation studio.”


Supported by both Cork City Council and Cork County Council Arts Offices, Film In Cork provides production, location and training services to those working in film, television, and animation. In addition to providing assistance to anyone wanting to produce in Cork, it also helps to bring together the broad spectrum of people working in the industry so the region can really grow and prosper.


The cost for the workshop is €25 for professionals and €15 for students, and there are a limited number of spaces available. Anyone interested in applying for a place at the workshop is asked to email their CV and a cover note detailing relevant experience/ interest to training@filmincork.com by 5pm on Friday, April 8th.


For more information on Film In Cork visit www.filmincork.com, follow on Twitter @filmincork, and Facebook at Film-In-Cork.