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:


Cinemagic Festival 2009

The Cinemagic Film and Television Festival for Young People is coming back to Dublin. From 6–13 May young film and TV enthusiasts will have a wealth of screenings, masterclasses with film and television industry guests, workshops for schools, a cross border jury panel and Q&A’s to chose from. All of these aim to entertain, motivate and create opportunities for young people aged 4–25.

To view the festival programme online please visit


Bray Music Video Festival

Bray Music Video Festival will be the first ever of its kind in Ireland when it brings three days of music videos to the seaside town of Bray, Co. Wicklow. The event will operate like a standard film festival with music videos being submitted and the best been chosen to screen and compete for the prizes of Best Shot, Best Cut, Best Directed, Best International and Best Overall Videos. There are a host of prizes on offer including the best overall video, which consists of two days studio time in Ardmore Studios, a lighting rental package worth almost €2,000 and a practical FX package worth over €1,000. The weekend will also feature live music and workshops with heavyweights of the music video industry.

To submit a video, please go to The closing date for submissions is 28th March 2009 and the entry fee is €10.