Online Co-Production Case Study: Wolfwalkers

5 Nov 2020, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Online (Zoom)

Following on from the second edition of our Co-Production Club, Creative Europe Desk UK is organising series of online case study sessions on film co-production throughout the autumn that are free and open to all.

We've picked some of the most exciting films in cinemas and on VOD in the UK right now, and will present a case study exploring the financial and creative process behind those films. This is a chance for UK professionals to learn directly from the producers behind some of the most celebrated films on the circuit.

The sessions will be held on Zoom. All three will be captioned for those that are D/deaf or hard of hearing. If you have any other accessibility needs please do get in touch.

Online Co-Production Case Study: Wolfwalkers

The Oscar-nominated animation studio behind the The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea, and The Breadwinner returns with the tale of a magical friendship between two girls in 17th-century Ireland. Wolfwalkers premiered at TIFF 2020, and will have its UK premiere at the London Film Festival, prior to its cinema release in UK and Ireland on Monday 26 October.

Wolfwalkers is a project that originated from a Creative Europe MEDIA Slate development award and is also Apple’s First animated feature making it an incredibly insightful co-production case study.

This session is held in collaboration with Creative Europe Desk Ireland.


  • Paul Young (Cartoon Saloon)
  • Gerry Shirren (Cartoon Saloon)

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We also invite you to watch the film in cinemas ahead of the case study, Wolfwalkers will be released by Wildcard Distribution in UK cinemas on Monday 24  October.

“Far and away the best animated film of the year so far (…) is the most visually enchanting feature its studio has made thus far, as well as the most poignant” - IndieWire

“Cartoon Saloon’s Irish folklore trilogy ends with a film which seems destined to become an instant classic” – Screen International

“Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart blend ancient Irish folklore with empowering contemporary values in this visually stunning cartoon” – Variety