Friday, June 27th
Digital Watch:Darklight and Digital Media Forum present a pair of cutting-edge symposia exploring the digital mediaverse.
For a new generation of ‘digital natives’ privacy is no longer a requirement. Web 2.0 has brought with it a transformation in how we view the need for privacy and engage with the public realm – but at what cost? The discussion will be prefaced by a keynote address from Daniel J. Solove, Associate Professor of law at the George Washington University Law School, and author of The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy In the Information Age. Chaired by Irish Times writer Karlin Lillington, the panel will also feature Irish blogging guru Damien Mulley and solicitor/digital rights expert Caroline Campbell.
This panel discussion will look at what is the next stage of development for the World Wide Web – and it’s parent, the internet. Cloud Computing, Rich Media applications, Mobile internet, 3D internet, Semantic web, The Grid, wirelessly-enabled appliances and sensors… All these concepts will be analysed, discussed and explained and given context for the creative community and general public alike. Chaired by Anton Mannering (Digital Media Forum), participants will include Bill McDaniel (DERI, Galway) Chris Howard (Head of 3D Internet, IBM) and Joe Dromgoole (Put Place).
Darklight are delighted to welcome Warp X head honcho Barry Ryan to the festival as part of our Warp strand; Warp X posits a new model for the British Film Industry – a sustainable digital studio driven by creative talent and a dynamic business model that rewards everyone involved in the films. With budgets available for independent film steadily decreasing, what better time to get together and talk about the agonies and ecstasies of low budget? Participants will include Darklight Director Nicky Gogan (Still Films), Documentary Doctor Fernanda Rossi and Barry Ryan (Head Of Production, Warp X).
Wikipedia puts it thusly: ‘Viral marketing is a marketing phenomenon that facilitates and encourages people to pass along a marketing message voluntarily.’ The successful viral marketing campaign is the Holy Grail of twenty-first century media… But how? Chaired by Steve McCormack (Wildwave), the panel will include Darklight viral guru Fionn Kidney (Strategem) and Irish internet phenomenon Sophie Merry (Bandy Toaster).
Join us for the World Premiere of the first wave of Virtual Cinema shorts. Like we said… The Future Is Now. The screening will be followed by a reception and networking session, so practice those pitches now.
A choice selection of new short documentaries exploring aspects of Polish life, from the renowned Krakow Film Foundation.
Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications for the web. We give you the skinny.
It’s the digital video camera the entire industry is talking about – and it’s going to change filmmaking forever. Darklight presents the ultimate bluffers guide to Your New Best Friend.
Presented in association with the Irish Film and Television Academy.
In less than a decade, the Animation Film Festival of the Community of Madrid – or ANIMADRID – has become one of the most prestigious and beloved animation festivals in the world. Now Darklight, in association with Institute Cervantes, is delighted to bring the Best Of ANIMADRID to Dublin. Our first ANIMADRID programme offers a selection of the finest in contemporary Spanish animation, with filmmakers in attendance.
John T Davis’ lyrical snapshot of Northern Ireland’s burgeoning punk scene in the late 1970s, featuring live and raw performances from local heroes The Undertones, Protex, Stiff Little Fingers and The Idiots. A disarming glimpse at the North’s punk culture.
A vivid document (directly inspired by Shellshock Rock) chronicling the ’90s generation of DIY Irish bands, amongst them Pet Lamb, Female Hercules and Jubilee Allstars.
A cinematic smorgasbord of magnificent short films from Darklight’s festival partners across the globe, including the Platforma Film Festival, Greece, the ISAFF Open Film Festival, Russia and Les Inattendus, France.
We’re so over the whole live-action thing… Darklight presents the finest new animation from home and abroad. For the full animation programme, check www.darklight.ie.
Crispin Glover’s remarkable filmmaking debut is described by the filmmaker as “The adventures of a young man whose principle interests are snails, salt, a pipe, and how to get home. As tormented by an hubristic, racist inner psyche.” The screening will be preceded by a live performance from Crispin Glover, presenting his Big Slide Show. Trust us – it’s going to be a night to remember.
NB: The screening will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.
Renowned Australian-born cinematographer Chris Doyle has spent most of his professional career working at the heart of the Hong Kong film scene. Although he has worked with Jim Jarmusch, Gus Van Sant and M. Night Shyamalan amongst others, he is best known in the West for his collaborations with Wong Kar-Wai on Chungking Express, Happy Together, In the Mood For Love and 2046. Citing music and dance as hugely influential on his unique visual style, his approach to his own craft is famously irreverent.
VICE Magazine founder Suroosh Alvi and VICE Films head Eddy Moretti embark on a gonzo journey to meet Iraq’s only heavy metal band in a freewheeling documentary focusing on youth culture in war-torn Iraq. Heavy Metal in Baghdad is a refreshing and vital piece of frontline journalism that finds hope in the power of music to connect people, and in the determination of Iraq’s youth to find peace – and rock the house.
Filmmaker Eddy Moretti will be in attendence for this screening.