Darklight Festival 2006


DARKLIGHT FESTIVAL is Ireland’s premier festival for filmmakers, animators and artists whose work explores the convergence of art, film and technology.

Digital filmmaking techniques have become increasingly universal, they have revolutionised contemporary filmmaking practice and contributed hugely to the liberation of animation. In response to this the Darklight programme has become focused on work that challenges; concepts, visual aesthetic, narrative, access, methods of production and dialogue through these contemporary filmmaking techniques.

Darklight exhibits work that pushes these boundaries and displays creative excellence. Our mission is to nurture new talent and to create new possibilities for the imagination.


Eligible for entry are feature films, documentaries, all CG animation (Flash, 3D etc.), experimental works, music videos, commercial work, motion graphics, game sequences, live action shorts, student work, films shot on camera phones and films from outreach and community projects. There are no restrictions on genre, length or number of submitted works.


STRAYLIGHT is a visual art exhibition whose curatorial vision promotes work that connects with us on levels that represent technology’s wide influence on our culture.

DARKLIGHT SYMPOSIUM series is a forum for filmmakers and artists, informing and initiating debate on all aspects of contemporary art and filmmaking, from practice and technology to copyright, distribution and education.

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