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Webinar: Flipping the Script – basics of writing for animation by Cultural & Creative Industries

8 - 10 Jan 2024 (Past)

Online Webinar

Cultural and Creative Industries Skillnet with the support of Animation IrelandCoimisiún na MeánCartoon Saloon, and Turnip + Duck present Flipping the Script.

Flipping the Script is a webinar that aims to give people from underrepresented groups an overview of the basics of writing for animation in Ireland. The webinar is a precursor to two animation writing programmes beginning in early 2024. Full details of these programmes, including application details, will be announced soon.

If you are from an identity group covered under the ‘nine grounds’ Gender, Civil Status, Family Status, Sexual Orientation, Religion, Age, Disability, Race and membership of the Travelling community and you are passionate about writing, whether that’s prose, poetry, essay or other, we would love for you to join us!

What will this course cover?

As this is an introductory course, you do not need to have any experience in screenwriting. The webinar will cover topics such as

  • An overview of the Irish Animation Industry
  • The Animation production pipeline
  • How to get started as a writer for Animation

The webinar will conclude with a short creative writing session with screenwriter, script editor and tutor Dee Roycroft.


  • Where possible, keynote materials will be made available to those that request them in advance (details on how to do this will be sent after registration.)
  • Participants can leave their cameras switched off during the webinar
  • The webinar will be recorded and will be made available with closed captioning after the event.
  • Please note the creative writing session that concludes the webinar will not be recorded.

Closing Date

January 8th at 12 noon.


If you have any issues registering via the link you can email barbaradeignan@furthr.ie who will assist you with your registration.

If you would like to request keynote materials in advance, please email barbaradeignan@furthr.ie

To access the webinar, you will receive an email on Tuesday, January 9th with the Zoom link. Please check your junk/spam folders but if you have not received the Zoom link by 5pm on Tuesday, January, 9th, please contact seansmith@furthr.ie

Register here


Animation Ireland
Cartoon Salon
Creative Writing for Animation
Turnip + duck