Democracy & Dialogue Short Online Film Competition

Make a short film on Democracy & Dialogue and you could win a state of the art Hi-Def camera and have your work screened at this year’s Darklight Film Festival.

What does democracy mean to you? When did you last vote? In a general election? The referendum? The European Commission Representation in Ireland and the Darklight Film Festival invite you to make a short online film on the theme of ‘Democracy & Dialogue’ – and what it means to you.

The winning entry will win a state of the art HD Digital camera worth €1800 and have their work screened this October at the 2009 Darklight Film Festival. Entries must be submitted by email by the 11th of September. Darklight will also be holding a free one-day workshop on Saturday 8th August, showing you how to make your own online films. It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or experienced, you will be sure to learn something on the day.

For more information about the competition and to register for the workshop, please click here:


Video Competition

Private I, Public Eye is a video making competition for the public launched by the Data Protection Commissioner to mark Europe Data Protection Day (28th January 2009).

The competition, which is being run in conjunction with Google aims to encourage debate and create awareness of data protection and privacy issues. Winning entries will be posted on YouTube. In addition, a prize fund of €10,000 has been created with a first prize of €5,000.

The competition is open to anyone over 13 years of age. A video on the theme Private I, Public Eye must be submitted before the 30th of April to the Data Protection Commissioner’s YouTube channel.

For further details on the competition, judging and rules please click here.