Animation: Television

Animation: Television

Funding for animated TV series originated and creatively led by Irish talent.

About the Funding

This funding is for animated TV series originated and creatively led by Irish talents - directors, writers, producers, animators - the content of which will generally express Irish culture in some way, and the practical management of which is primarily in Irish hands.

Funding under this programme is generally provided by Screen Ireland for the making of projects predominantly in English or Irish, or a combination of the two.

Who Can Apply

Animation TV Production funding is available to Irish producers (independent production companies registered in the Republic of Ireland which have an office and staff based in the Republic of Ireland). Funding is available for an animated TV single or series. Clear access to the necessary rights in any material that is to be adapted for the screen and an agreement in place with the screenwriter, director and principal animator must be obtained before an application is submitted. Evidence of Broadcaster support must also be provided at application stage.

How to Apply

Applicants must consult the Production Funding Guidelines 2019 in advance of making a submission. Applications which do not meet the criteria set out in these guidelines will automatically be deemed ineligible for consideration.

A Project Manager must be consulted at least three weeks prior to making an application. If this is an application for a project that is currently in the Screen Ireland system, please contact the relevant Project Manager. If this is an application for a new project, please fill out the Production Application Request form and email a copy to Jennifer.smyth@screenireland.ie at least three weeks prior to the deadline.

Applications can be made online using the 'Make an Application' button on this page. If you wish to make an application for funding by post, contact 091 561 398 for the relevant application form. 

Production Application Deadlines for 2019

  • Friday 15th February *May BAI applications must be in by this deadline*
  • Friday 12th April
  • Friday 14th June
  • Friday 16th August *November BAI applications must be in by this deadline*
  • Friday 18th October
  • Friday 13th December

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