Animation Development

Animation Development

Enable animation companies to undertake all concept, design and story work necessary for the development of an animated feature film or TV series.

About the Funding

Animation Development Loans enable Irish producers to undertake all concept, design and story work necessary to prepare an animated feature film or television series for production.

The maximum amount available at any one time is €50,000; the maximum total amount that the IFB can provide to any one project is €100,000. Any amount of development funding above €50,000 provided to a project must be matched by funding from other sources. Applicants should note that in light of the pressure on IFB resources, awards considerably less than the maximum are likely to be offered with the current maximum available for an animated television series of €20,000.

Animation development funding is provided by the IFB for the making of animated projects predominantly in English or Irish, or a combination of the two. 

Who Can Apply 

Animation Development Loans are available to Irish producers with an animated feature film or TV series project they wish to develop, clear access to the necessary rights in any material that is to be adapted for the screen, and an agreement (at least in principle) with the screenwriter and any other creative talent they wish to commission. 

How to Apply 

Application Requirements: Logline, Synopsis, Treatment/Outline/Series Bible (6-10 pages) or Screenplay, Sample Visuals, Notes on further development, Development Budget, Evidence of Ownership of Rights.

Applications can now be made online using the 'Make an Application' button on this page. Please ensure you have read the Development Funding guidelines (downloadable below) prior to making an application. If you wish to make an application for funding by post, contact 091 561 398 for the relevant application form.

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