Ibec's Audiovisual Ireland applauds Irish Oscar nominees

January 22, 2019

Audiovisual Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the audiovisual sector, congratulates Element Pictures, an Irish film production company, and their film 'The Favourite' and Cartoon Saloon, an Irish animation company, and their production ‘Late Afternoon’ on their Oscar nominations today.

Ibec's Audiovisual Ireland Director Torlach Denihan said: "Following on from Irish successes in recent years, the 2019 Oscar nominations further strengthen the credentials of Ireland’s audiovisual industry which underpin the ambition in the Government’s Audiovisual Plan to double employment in the sector to 22,000 jobs and make Ireland a global hub for audiovisual production.

“Ireland has the potential to be a global leader in film production, television drama, documentary, children's storytelling and animation for the screen. With enough support and planning by Government, we can build on the successes of recent years and make Ireland an even more attractive location for animation, film, television, post production and VFX so that the potential of Ireland’s talent pool can be maximised.”