This event is a must for anyone interested in a career in one of the fastest-growing creative sectors in Ireland as well as for lovers of animation everywhere! Didier Brunner is an animation producer known for Belleville Rendezvous, The Old Lady and the Pigeons,
and many of Michael Ocelot’s films. In 1967 he founded Trans-Europe Film, producing a wide range of animated work including Ocelot’s Tales of the Night. In 1994 he started Les Armateurs where he produced The Secret of Kells, Kiri le Clown and The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear. He has received numerous awards including an Oscar nomination, a César Award, a Genie Award and a BAFTA. His most famous animation is The Secret of Kells, where he worked alongside the Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon.

Tomm Moore studied in Ballyfermot College of Further Education. In 1998 he co-founded Cartoon Saloon with Paul Young and Nora Twomey. Moore’s first animated film, The Secret of Kells (2009), went on to earn Cartoon Saloon its first Oscar nomination (as well as winning the 2009 JDIFF Audience Award). The follow up, Song of the Sea, garnered a second Oscar nomination this year!

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival is proud and delighted to present two leading animation professionals, producer Didier Brunner and Cartoon Saloon’s Tomm Moore, in conversation, discussing their work and careers to date.

Please note that the festival is over 18s only.