Show-&-Tell Screenings – 22 Oct @ All Day – Studio 5
New Indie Voices features a day-long Show-&-Tell style screening and presentation, shining the Dark Light on filmmakers who collaborate at a grassroots level from across the country. We will be screening work by collectives of friends / colleagues / community groups / artists /performers and / or random folk who’ve met through the twists and turns of life. Selected from an open call for entries these screenings has been programmed by long time Darklight contributor Michael Connerty and the Darklight team. Submissions to be screened from the following artists/collectives:
Studio 5 Sat 22 –Oct 11:00 – 13:00 (Click here for synopses)
Half a Giraffe: Blake Norton: AVERAGE Arts Initiative: Gerald Hough: Annville Films: OPEN HOUSE: Moving Image Cork: Eoin Mulvey: Factory Films: The Popcorn Collective
Studio 5 Sat 22 –Oct 13:00 – 14:00 (Click here for synopses)
Bandytoaster and Sigmedia: Contented Films: Dark Matter Sound: Fergal Brennan: Mia Mullarkey: Shane Harrington: Souljacker: Vittoria Colonna: Luca Rocchini: Jonathan Irwin: Tim Redfern: Hugh O’Conor: Conor, David, Sebastian Pertl: Brian Conniffe and Suzanne Walsh
Studio 5 Sat 22 –Oct 14:00 – 19:30 (Click here for synopses)
There will be short breaks throughout this Show & Tell
DT Finn: Headland Pictures: Sunbeam Media: The Skyway Club: Mycrofilms: An(other) Irish Cinema: Kuwabara 11: Insomniac Film Collaborative: Solaria: For the Birds Productions: Hussain Currimbhoy: Black Cat Stranded Productions: The Flatmates Collective: Mark Holland: Contemporary Art and the Moving Image: Snugboro Films: DIT: Chris Judge and Cliona O’Flaherty: Shane Harrington: Cian McKenna: Andy Rea: Eamonn O’Neill: Etain McGuckian/Clare O’Connor: Buckled Cranium: Michael Kelly: Michaelkelly Kelly:
Studio 5 Sat 22 –Oct 19:30 – 22:00 (Click here for synopses)
Solus: Eat My Shorts:
Please Click here for Screening Times & Locations for the Following New Indie Voices
Luca Rocchini: Abel and Amaru: Daniel McKernan: Too Old Too Ugly: Gavin Heffernan: Doctors Without Borders: Ger Leonard (Open House): Triptych Productions: Adam Butcher: Andrew Keogh: Donal Foreman
For Filmmaker synopses, click here.
We Are Poets – 22 Oct @ 20.00-22:00 – Screening Room 1
WE ARE POETS intimately follows six young poets over the course of one very special year, as they are chosen to represent the UK at Brave New Voices, the most prestigious poetry slam competition in the USA. From their inner city lives to a stage in front of the White House in Washington DC, the poets must prepare for a transformational journey of a lifetime.
Cinematic, honest and deeply personal, WE ARE POETS is a testament to the power of creativity, community and the dynamism of young people. Anyone tempted to dismiss today’s youth as politically apathetic better pay heed: here is electrifying evidence to the contrary.
This special screening will be followed by a performance from two of the Leeds Young Authors: Rheima Robinson and Kadish Morris.
Bellflower Film Screening - 21 Oct @20.00-22:00 – Screening Room 1
Also part of New Indie Voices, we are thrilled to welcome director of Bellflower, Evan Glodell and DP Joel Hodge. Made by Evan and a group of friends from Ventura California, Bellflower was a big inspiration for this years Darklight theme. As well as screening the film, Evan will be doing a workshop on the amazing SFX and homemade camera he and his friends created for this critically acclaimed and brilliant film plus talking about his experiences in no-budget filmmaking.
“An agonizingly intense, almost unbearably beautiful first feature from the writer-director Evan Glodell.” (The New Yorker, Read more here)
Community Filmmaking Panel – 22 Oct @11.00-12.30 – Ballet Room
Round table discussion on community filmmaking programmed by Eileen Leahy (TCD) including Daniel Lucchesi, director of We Are Poets. A panel consisting of community filmmakers, activists and artists, will discuss the hows and whys of community film. Topics up for debate include whether communities need to take control of how they are represented and how they might do so through film. A panel consisting of community filmmakers, activists and artists, discussing the hows and whys of community film. A diverse panel includes: Katherine Atkinson (Create), Paula Geraghty, (Trade Union TV), Dr. Àine O’Brien, (Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, Fomacs) Ruth McCarthy, (Pixelbrix & Outburst Queer Arts Festival) & Joanie Whyte (Fatima Groups United)
Solus Independent Film Collective – 22 Oct @19:30-22:00 – Studio 5
David Quin (aka DT Finn) started the Cutbacks internet project in 2009, as an animated satirical response to Irish politics. Over thirty stop-motion characters have regularly featured on the Cutbacks series, including Seamus Heaney, Brian Cowen, Colonel Gaddafi and Jedward. The series is updated twice weekly, using a simple stop-motion digital pipeline. David Quin won Best Animation in the 2010 Galway Film Fleadh, with the short film ‘Mister Heaney, a wee portrait’ which featured some of the Cutbacks characters
David Quin will screen many Cutbacks videos and will describe the ‘cutbacks’ origination, creative process and production pipeline, including some Youtube tips, tricks and insights.
He’ll reveal the potentials and difficulties, successes and failures of creating a no-budget animated internet series.