Premiere of Mini Movies at OFFline Film Festival in Birr, Co. Offaly

The premiere of our latest workshop films will be happening on Thursday the 8th of October at noon in the Birr Theatre and Arts Centre! The films were made with the students of St. Brendan’s Community School in Birr.  Book your places now, you won’t want to miss them!








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We’re hosting a FREE STOP MOTION ANIMATION COURSE in St. Michael’s Theatre, New Ross, Co. Wexford on Saturdays 10th, 17th and 24th October, from 11 to 4.30 each day. Participants will design, storyboard and animate a short film using stop-motion animation techniques during this course.

Above is our last collaboration with the County Wexford Youth Film Project created by participants during last April’s Wexford Widescreen Youth Film Festival 2015.
County Wexford Youth Film Project is funded by the Arts Department of Wexford County Council and The Arts Council, in partnership with St. Michael’s Theatre and there are no fees involved for the young people taking part. Each year, films from the project receive their premiere at Wexford Widescreen Youth Film Festival in St. Michael’s Theatre and project films have also been screened at international film festivals and on television.

This free course is open to teenagers from across County Wexford, however places are limited and anyone interested in taking part can book in advance by emailing or calling St. Michael’s Theatre on 051 421255.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Culture Night 2015 @ A4 Sounds!

We ran a sand animation workshop during this year’s A4 Sounds Culture Night Extravaganza!
Here’s some photos from the night too:

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Chester Beatty Library Animation Workshops – Summer 2015

The animations from our recent workshops with the Chester Beatty Library is now online!
Watch it here:

Throughout our 4 days with the Chester Beatty Creative Lab Club they produced Thaumatropes, Phenakistoscopes and Flipbooks, and then went on to create animation using sand, plasticine and pixilation inspired by the Chester Beatty Collection of artwork!

You can view the students Phenakistoscopes below:
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New Workshop Option: Puppet Building

We’ve added an additional workshop option: Miniature Puppet Building!

Design and build miniature figures, using a wire skeleton armature, masking tape, and stuffing!

It’s usual duration is 60 minutes, with a group size of between 10-25 students, and suitable for ages 10+

You can view this workshop along with the many other options on our Travelling Animation Workshops page.

If you’d like to get in touch about any of our workshops, you can contact us at or via the contact form below

Bonfire wins at 11th Beijing Film Festival for Youth Welfare!


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We are very grateful for the beautiful plaque and presentation certificate, and we’re sure the school will have it proudly on display soon enough!
Bonfire was produced in cooperation with Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and the 6th class of Rathmichael Primary School in October 2013. It has screened at numerous international festivals, and will also be screening at the upcoming Kratka Forma film festival in Serbia alongside its partner in crime Kung Fu Badger.
Many thanks again to Ciarda and the FreshFilmFestival crew for their invaluable festival wrangling!

You can watch Bonfire here:

PURE Wicked Environmental Films on IrishTV

Screenshot 2015-08-05 16.19.47Our PURE Project environmental workshop films are featured in this recent piece on Tinahely’s PURE Exhibition which took place last month! Our segment begins at 6m 40s:

You can view the PURE Project funded films along with the rest of our student’s work on our Workshop Home Theatre page, enjoy!

Chester Beatty Library Phenakistoscopes!

We have finished compiling the footage from the recent Chester Beatty Library animation workshops.

While waiting on the final bells and whistles for the stopmotion projects created by the students here are the Phenakistoscopes which the students made on day 1!

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To celebrate #WorldEnvironmentDay here are two of our environmentally themed workshop films, created during the PURE Project‘s PURE South Animation Film School in 2012!

First up is our noir crime drama:
Mason Phelps: Private Eye

A suspicious crime has gone down by the old graveyard, and it’s up to Mason Phelps to outmanoeuvre the suspects and get to the bottom of this awful mess…

Created by Danielle Norman, Nicole Smith, Shannon O’Reilly, Karl Wynne, Leah Byrne, Jamie O’Neill, Conor Halpin, Evan Thompson, Leah Menton, Dylan Hillary and Jessica Reddin of Collinstown Park Community College, Dublin.
And now our magick-fueled rap opera:
MC TRA$H: Transformation Revelation

While cooking a nice organic broth, Rita Red Eye the Witch is shaken up by MC Tra$h and his wasteful ways. Now it’s time for her to show him how it feels to be dumped on…

Created by
Dean Dillon, Richard Roche, Darragh Singleton, Anthony Brennan, Daniel Kulis, Tyrick Tschuma, Daniel Oladeji, David Oladeji, Shane Leech and Miracle Olowu, participants of Foróige Tallaght’s youth project.

Special thanks to Ian Davis of the PURE Project!

Kung Fu Badger Fanart!

As part of Kung Fu Badger’s recent wins at the Corti a Ponte Film Festival, the Little Jury (5 years old) created this amazing collage!
Thanks again to the children of Padua!

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Watch the triple prize winning Kung Fu Badger here: