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Animation day at IFI

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Who is too old for animation?

This is the question posed in a packed animation day on April 26th (11.00-15.30) presented by the IFI in collaboration with Animation Skillnet and the answer is definitively nobody! But this day is a great chance to explore what the differences are in animation for adults and animation for children, and will give plenty to think about for both animators and everyone with an interest in visual culture and storytelling.

Fred Burdy writer, director and CG artist from France who is now based in Windmill Lane will start the day with the first masterclass on the making of his IFB Frameworks-funded award- winning animated short Tríd An Stoirm. Terry Kenny, video game animator, will lead the second masterclass on Animation for Games with Adult content, sharing experience he’s picked up from working on games such as Manhunt and Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.

The day continues with a Panel Discussion that will tease out the styles and themes of adult animation and compare with those in popular kids’ animations for film or TV. Chaired by Dan Spencer, CEO and Producer with Giant Animation, the panel will include the two masterclass leaders as well as Jason Tammemagi, creator of TV shows like Fluffy Gardens and Planet Cosmo; and Leanne Preston, Company Director and Founder of Bright Box Creative whose experience in children’s media markets includes six years at Nickelodeon.

The panel discussion will be followed by a screening of a programme of short animations that will include a range of work, along with the Annecy-nominated and César winning short Kiki of Montparnasse.

For full details visit www.ifi.ie.

Tickets are €15/€12 including a light lunch and are available from Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or emailing scorrigan@irishfilm.ie. Places are limited so booking is essential.