Free Film Screening: German Animation Film 1989 – 2006
Friday 29 October, 12pm Grand Social
In co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland, Darklight presents a selection of 14 German animation films from recent years, curated by Ulrich Wegenast, head of the Festival of Animated Film in Stuttgart. His selection reflects the diversity of styles in German animation film without being exhaustive. It includes the two German Oscar-winners “Balance” (1989) by the brothers Lauenstein and “Quest” (1996) by Tyron Montgomery and Thomas Stellmach.
Entry on a first-come-first-serve basis.
2-3 animations are in German and are not subtitled
The Delian Mode by Kara Blake
Friday 29 October, 2pm Grand Social
Irish Artist Anne Kelly has selected this documentary about her hero and composer Delia Derbyshire.
The Delian Mode, by Kara Blake, is a a short experimental documentary revolving around the life and work of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire, best known for her groundbreaking sound treatment of the Doctor Who theme music. A collage of sound and image created in the spirit of Derbyshire’s unique approach to audio creation and manipulation, this film illuminates such soundscapes onscreen while paying tribute to a woman whose work has influenced electronic musicians for decades.
Michael Connerty Presents: The Strange and Magical World of Czech Animation
Friday 29 October, 2pm IFI
A rare screening of 35mm prints of films by the masters of Czech puppet and stop-motion animation: Karel Zeman, Jiri Barta, Jan Svankmajer, and Jiri Trnka. The films, by turns arresting and beautiful, odd and surreal, have huge influence in contemporary animation and include a couple of Oscar-winners.
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Selection from ‘Radar’, (Weiler, 2009) includes Q&A with Lance Weiler
Friday 29 October, 4pm IFI
As part of the Darklight Symposium Lance Weiler presents a selection from Radar, his stylised 24-part documentary that explores storytelling and creativity in the digital age. It was recently nominated for a Streamy Award for best doc series and co-creator Lance will be in attendance to answer your questions.
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Darklight Transmedia Symposium 2010
Friday 29 October, 10am-6pm Filmbase
Official Festival Industry Partner Irish Film Board/Bord Scannan na hEireann, producer Katie Holly and festival director Nicky Gogan put their heads together to programme a day of information, discussion, workshops and advice open to all aspiring and practicing creative folk.
This is a day-long event that will explore the potential of digital and analogue networks as a creative tool for storytelling, as well as a means to reach audiences and finance and distribute films. Our esteemed international and Irish guests will discuss all aspects of Transmedia production.
Topics on the agenda include fund-raising models, distribution platforms and crowd-sourcing collectives, and we’ll also be looking at what it means to write, direct and produce projects destined for the big screen, the small screen, the internet, apps, graphic novels, live performance and immersive experiences.
Darklight Season Pass
The Darklight Season Pass allows access to all screenings, workshops, gigs and the symposium for the sum of €75*. Season Passes are available now to purchase in person or over the phone via the IFI box-office 01 6795744. For more information, including details of discounts for Season Pass holders over the course of the festival weekend, go to ifi.ie or darklight.ie
Day passes for the symposium on Friday 29 October are €40 and can be purchased below.
Note: Tickets purchased via PayPal will be available for collection at Symposium registration in Filmbase, 09.30am Friday 29 October 2010