The film animation workshops commemorating the 2010 Chopin Year will be held between 20 and 24 July and are aimed at children aged 10-13. The workshops offer an introduction to basic animation techniques. The inspiration and soundtrack for all animations will be Chopin’s music. The participants will gain familiarity with the art of animation and in the end each one will produce at least one animated film (60-sec. long) using any chosen animation technique and will work with the group outdoors. The workshops will make use of various computer packages used in the field of digital media, therefore it is important that participants are familiar with basic computer applications.

The group of 10-15 participants, guided by 2 renowned Polish film animators, will be multinational and the workshops will be run in English only.

Participation in the workshops is free of charge.

Should you wish to obtain more information on the workshops or should you wish to enroll your child, please contact:

Alicia McGivern @ Irish Film Institute,, ph:01 679 5744

Nikola Sekowska @ Polish Embassy in Dublin,, ph: 01 219 74 30

Organisers: Irish Film Institute, Polish Embassy in Dublin.

Sponsors: Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Baltic Cultural Centre in Gda?sk (Poland)

When: July 20-24, 10am -5pm every day

Where: July 20-23 – Digital Hub (Crane St, D8),

July 24 – Irish Film Institute (Eustace St, Temple Bar, D2)