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 is on a first come first served basis
Friday 29 October, 2pm Grand Social
Free Film Screening:The Delian Mode
Newly added to the Darklight Festival schedule
Irish Artist Anne Kelly has selected this documentary about her hero and composer Delia Derbyshire.
The Delian Mode, directed 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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Virtual Cinema 3.0 World Premier
Friday 29 October, 6.30 Grand Social
In association with the Irish Film Board / Board Scannan na hEireann and Darklight, you are invited to the premiere of the latest shorts made under the Virtual Cinema scheme. A mix-bag of animation, live action and documentary shorts all made for online distribution.
The Invention of the Lightbulb directed by Lorcan Finnegan. Edison has a bright idea.
The Irish Dog Whisperer directed by Ivan McMahon. Sorcha and Fergus get more than they bargained for when they enlist the help of The Irish Dog Whisperer.
TV Dinner directed by Ivan McMahon. A darkly comic musing on mankind’s somewhat dubious position at the top of the food chain.
Ol’ One eye directed by Brian Folan. An old man gets a new glass eye, however this is not your standard prosthetic. To his amazement he discovers that he can in fact see with his new eye. While out walking, following this discovery, he does what anyone else with a magic glass eye would do – a little spying!
The Fly & the Monk directed by Matthew Darragh. A contented Monk relaxes under a shady Banyan tree on a peaceful summer’s day. What could possibly go wrong?
Stop directed by Ross Whitaker. When cars, cyclists and pedestrians meet, somebody always oversteps the mark.
Special Ed directed by Hugh Travers. Two parents fret over the lack of services and facilities available to their special needs son. They’re finding it hard to cope with the trouble caused by his unusual ‘disability’.
Spanks & Eve directed by Tonyia Dowling. Spanx & Eve’ is a parody of the preparation rituals of Brides as they tug, scoop, jiggle, hitch and slide their way into the underwear from hell!
Signs directed by Vincent Gallagher. There is magic in what we see every day, sometimes you just have to look hard enough.
Daylight Saving Time directed by Jason Butler. Mark’s wife was killed due to corporate negligence.
On the night the clocks go back, he takes his revenge.
Entry is free and on a first-come-first-serve basis