Animation Ireland announce Animation Ireland Meitheal 2024

Following on from curating and producing The Special Focus: Ireland programme at the International Festival of Animated Film in Stuttgart (ITFS), Animation Ireland announce Animation Ireland Meitheal 2024, a day-long animation industry event, which will take place on Saturday May 25 at the Galway Bay Hotel in the West of Ireland. This annual event is an invaluable opportunity for Ireland’s animation community to come together to pose questions, share ideas, uncover solutions, and make connections.

Photo: Andrew Downes
Pictured at previous Animation Ireland Meitheal events:
Left to Right
Moe Honan, CEO Moetion Films & Chair of Animation Ireland
Gary Timpson, MD Kavaleer Productions
Lindsey Adams, Founder Daily Madness Productions
Philippe Allesandri, Founder What’s Next Media & Chair of Animation Europe

We are delighted to announce the Animation Ireland Meitheal 2024 programme, our annual event which gathers together Ireland’s incredible animation community. With the support of our partners and the participation of inspiring industry leaders from Ireland and abroad, we look forward to fostering dialogue, sparking innovation, and charting a strong and resilient course for the future of Ireland’s world-renowned animation sector.

-Ronan McCabe, CEO Animation Ireland

Animation Ireland Meitheal 2024 will feature a superb line up of speakers and contributors, with the programme of discussions and talks focussed on innovation in animation, funding pathways, talent development, and the exploration of the shared challenges that face the global animation industry including the evolution of Artificial Intelligence. This year’s Bayside Talks series will feature two sessions: Tania Pinto de Cunha from Pink Parrot will offer insights into distribution strategies, while Turnip and Duck and Whitepot Studios will present a captivating case study on transforming the TV show Atom Town to an interactive game as part of the Screen Ireland Animation Innovation and Immersive Development Fund.

Industry veterans from North America, Europe, the UK, and Ireland, will make the journey to Galway, sharing their insights and expertise across a spectrum of topics. The discussion programme includes:

  • Animating the Future: Talent & Culture: Exploring innovative working models to attract, nurture, and retain top animation talent.
  • Animating the Future: Funding & Investment: Demystifying funding models and maximizing investment potential in animation.
  • Animating the Future: Creativity & Technology: Delving into the creative processes and groundbreaking innovations shaping the future of animation.
  • Animating the Future: Human & Machine: Examining the challenges and opportunities presented by the evolution and application of Artificial Intelligence within the animation industry.

Animation Ireland Meitheal 2024 is a cornerstone event for Animation Ireland, the all-island organisation representing the unified voice of Ireland’s animation studios, working regionally, nationally, and globally to develop, support and present Ireland, its animation studio members and superlative workforce, as world leaders in global animation production. Animation Ireland Meitheal 2024 is an accessible and inclusive forum for industry professionals, animation studios, students, and animation enthusiasts alike. Entry is free of charge, but all attendees must register in advance as places are limited and tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis. Tickets for Animation Ireland Meitheal 2024 are available now by registering at

Animation Ireland Meitheal is enabled by industry partners and supporters Screen Ireland, RTÉ, Coimisiún na Meán, Enterprise Ireland, Creative Europe Desk Ireland MEDIA, Cultural Creative Industries Skillnet, Pixel Nexus, Brophy Gillespie, Corpay, ERA, Gorilla Post Production, National Talent Academy Animation, TG4, Toon Boom and Tyrell. Meitheal 2024 International Media Partner: C21Media


Animation Ireland Meitheal is an animation industry summit with a focus for participants in developing, producing, and distributing animation content all around the world.

The primary goal of Animation Ireland Meitheal is to inform and inspire professionals about the current developments in the animation industry, both in Ireland and internationally.

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