'Dublin: The Movie' at the IFI

At the invitation of the Darklight Film Festival, thirty filmmaking teams and individuals came together to create the series of short pieces that combined to make Dublin: The Movie, which was shot entirely between 12.01 am and 11.59 pm on Thursday 26th June, 2008. Director Lenny Abrahamson (Garage, Adam & Paul) ‘curated’ the film, remixing the edit in four days and on Sunday 17th May at 1.30 pm, the IFI will screen the film, followed by a Q&A with Abrahamson and participating filmmakers.

To book tickets, please visit www.ifi.ie or phone: 01 679 3477


Darklight Call for Submissions

The Darklight Festival is now seeking submissions for the 2009 Festival, which takes place 8–11 October 2009. The deadline for submissions for Darklight ’09 is 5 pm on Friday, 3rd July 2009.

For further information, please click here.


Darklight and The Imagine Cup Collaboration

Darklight, in association with Microsoft, Ireland are delighted to launch the 2009 The Imagine Cup Short Film Competition in Ireland.

Now in its sixth year, The Imagine Cup is an annual competition aimed at third level students that encourages young people across the globe to apply their imagination, passion and creativity to technological innovations that can make a difference in today’s world.

The Imagine Cup is a truly global competition focused on finding solutions to real world issues. To enter the short film strand of the competition, participants have to submit a three-minute script or storyboard responding to the statement:

‘Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems facing us today.’

Irish finalists will be brought to Egypt to participate in the Imagine Cup World Finals, where they are required to make a short film inspired by their winning idea. With a prize of $8000 USD for the overall winning entry, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Darklight’s role in the Imagine Cup competition is that of mentor, facilitator and advocate. All questions regarding entry and participation in the Imagine Cup Short Film Competition should be forwarded to Sinead Ni Bhroin at imaginecup@darklight.ie.