Ballyfermot College of Further Education’s Irish School of Animation which has produced international award winning graduates in animation and the film industry, are joining forces with Trinity’s graphics and virtual world experts in an Animation Hub this summer to produce an animated short movie.

Students and graduates of the Irish School of Animation (ISA) are to collaborate with Trinity College’s Graphics, Vision and Visualisation Group (GV2) on the project. Together, students, academics and the company, Giant Creative, a recent startup by BCFE graduates, will work on the initiative, which will be completed in August.

The animation project forms part of an overall partnership agreement between Ballyfermot College of Further Education (BCFE) and Trinity that was signed today in the university by the heads of both institutions, BCFE Principal, Maureen Conway and TCD’s Provost, Dr John Hegarty in the presence of students and staff involved in the animation project. The agreement will enable greater collaborative links in creative practice and teaching between both institutions.