Animania – A Day at the Movies

Wednesday 25th April –  9.30am

This event is for 200 local primary school pupils who participated in a series of animation workshops initiated by First Cut! and facilitated by Paper Panther Animation. Not only will the participants see their films on the big screen but they will also enjoy a whole animation-themed programme designed especially for them.

The day will open with short animations made by pupils from six national schools using a range of techniques. Participants from Bunscoil Mhuire (Youghal), South Abbey National School (Youghal), Gaelscoil Choráin (Youghal), Clonpriest National School (Gortroe), Kyle National School (Youghal) and Inch National School (Killeagh) will introduce their films, which will be screened along with animations by the secondary school Pobalscoil na Trionoide (Youghal). These were also made as part of this workshop series with Paper Panther. All of these workshops were made possible through the generous support of Cork County Council and Youghal Credit Union.

Paper Panther is a Dublin based animation studio that has been facilitating animation workshops and classes with students aged 1-60 at home and

abroad since 2010. They have been animating for the past 10 years on short films, commercials and TV series, as well as working in illustration and education. Their work has received many awards and commendations including an ASIFA – Hollywood Annie Award nomination in 2010.

First Look!

First Look! is a short film programme curated for a national school audience from films submitted to First Cut’s open call. The focus of this wildly entertaining selection of shorts remains on animation, but there is also live action in the form of some wacky entries from younger schools and youth groups both in Ireland and abroad.

Balls (Oscar Cahalane, Carrigtwohill Community College)
Small Fish, Big Problem (Regina Mundi College, Cork)
The Wave (Regina Mundi College, Cork)
60 Seconds Remaining (Waterford Youth Arts)
Hypnobrows (Young Irish Filmmakers)
Mad Teacher (Young Irish Filmmakers)
The Ghost School (Young Irish Filmmakers/St. Joseph’s Primary School, Dungarven)
Like a Doll (Dragojle Jarnevic Primary School)
Humaning (Eoin Reardon)
Golden October (Aaron Duffy/Kelvin Barr)

The Exciting World of Stop Motion Animation

A Presentation by Belinda Walsh

What is stop motion animation? How did it begin? Who were the characters involved in making it what it is today? A look at how stop motion animation works and most importantly how to convince your teacher that it can be a creative and educational tool in your classroom!

Belinda Walsh has worked closely with children and teachers for the past ten years to incorporate animation into schools’ lesson plans and as a tool for expressing stories and ideas. She lectures on the use of ICT in the early years for St Nicholas Montessori College. A graduate of CIT CCAD, she is

4 one of the founders of Midleton Arts Festival.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Joanna Harrison and Robin Shaw, 2016)

Based on the bestselling bedtime story written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt follows the intrepid adventures of siblings Stan, Katie, Rosie, Max the baby, and Rufus the dog who set off on an expedition in search of bears, determined to ‘catch a big one’.

Coming up against a host of obstacles, the family ventures through a whirling snowstorm, thick oozy mud and a big dark forest on their ambitious quest. But when the children come face to face with a grizzly, the reality is a little scarier than they expected. The whole thrilling journey has to be done in reverse as the children race back to the safety of their warm home!

This film was created by the team who made The Snowman and The Snowdog, and has the same feel as those proven classics. Featuring the voices of Olivia Colman, Pam Ferris and Mark Williams, it met with instant success with eight million viewers tuning in for its first screenings on Channel 4 television.