The History Of Animation in Ireland
Dublin animator Steve Woods will give an illustrated lecture tracing the history of animation in Ireland from small-scale production to the triple Oscar® recognition of the stunning animated feature films of Cartoon Salon.
Steve Woods works in animation, documentaries and dance films. Steve has directed a number of award winning animated films. In 1989 he helped set up the Galway Film Fleadh. He lectures at the National Film School at Dun Laoghaire, where he teaches experimental animation. He also occasionally writes and talks on film and animation and curates for film festivals.
This lecture will explore the unique path taken by the Animation sector of the film industry in Ireland.
As well as a history of Irish animation the lecture will touch on animation history generally and describe Ireland's place in world animation taking as it does the best from both the American and the European traditions.
The talk will also touch on animation education here, the rise of the 'big' studios and the independent set ups.
It will emphasise the influence of government funding on the sector and the role played by festivals.
Finally it will give an overview of the contemporary scene.