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howrya bob..i hope the bottle of milky tea on the bogs is going down as well as the mighty sleán at its labour. sounds like a nice way to spend the weekend. the suns shining down here anyway! i got this from the darklight lads this sign of a finished programme yet but theres some interesting things happening especially no.2 below. check it out.

Darklight 2008… The Countdown Begins!

The Dates: Thursday 26 – Sunday 29 June 2008

Hello! We’ve just put the Darklight programme to bed, and we’re
pretty excited. The street date for the programme is the beginning of
next week, around the same time the super-duper new Darklight website
is ready to do… Don’t worry, you’ll be kept in the loop. In the
meantime… Let’s give you another taster of some programme

1. Darklight Guest Of Honour: Crispin Hellion Glover

For more than two decades, actor, writer, filmmaker and all-round
Renaissance Man Crispin Hellion Glover has been one of the most
iconic presences in American cinema, collaborating with directors
such as David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, Oliver Stone, Milos Foreman and
Robert Zemeckis and lending his considerable talents to an eclectic
array of projects that cover every imaginable genre film has to
offer, from indie classics such as River’s Edge to Hollywood
blockbusters like Charlie’s Angels; whatever the project, Crispin
Glover can always be depended upon to steal the show. In recent
years, however, Glover has turned his attentions behind the camera,
delivering the first two chapters of an intended trilogy of
self-produced masterworks that confirm him as be one of the most
unique voices in filmmaking today. Darklight welcomes Crispin Glover
to Ireland as our Darklight 2008 Guest Of Honour, for a series of
unmissable screenings and live performances at the Irish Film

2. Dublin: The Movie (AKA The Darklight 4-Day Film Project)

In a rare and potentially fatal feat of cinematic daring, Darklight
will present a feature length film on the evening of June 29th the
last day of this years festival shot entirely on June 26th the
first day. The film will be an eclectic, multi-authored impression of
Dublin (within the M50) as it lived, died, breathed, fucked, filled up
and emptied, consumed, wept, was rained or shone on, grew bright and
then darkened again … from 12.01am to 11.59pm on that day. Whatever
is true, however big or tiny, static or dynamic, animate or inanimate,
in this place, over this time is fair game. Darklight will

be inviting a mixed and excellent bunch of artists narrative
film-makers, documentarians, visual artists and the like to watch,
meditate on, interfere with or otherwise interrogate material of
their choice in whichever style makes sense to them. Each filmmaker
will be required to deliver a finished piece, between three and five
minutes long, to curator/supervising editor Lenny Abrahamson, who
will then be free to use the films intact or cut them up, order them
and reorder them, to produce, we hope, an original, intense and
exciting film; a kind of Frankenstein archive of the city and the
lives it contains on Thursday, June 26th 2008. What will emerge? Who
knows. Whether its the life of a particular corner or a whole
district, circuits of water or electricity, burials or births, or
five continuous minutes in the presence of a single person, what is
certain is that the Darklight 4-Day Film will be a unique event and
one of the highlights of the festival.

3. Focus On: Warp Pictures

To coincide with the Irish release of their latest feature, A
Complete History Of My Sexual Failures – which screens at the Irish
Film Institute over the Darklight weekend we celebrate prolific UK
production company Warp Pictures. We’re delighted to welcome regular
Warp collaborator Paddy Considine to Dublin for a special
Darklight/Screen Training Ireland Masterclass, and to introduce a
screening of Shane Meadows’ modern masterpiece Dead Man’s Shoes,
which he co-wrote and stars in. The screening also features

Considine’s directorial debut Dog Altogether, a winner of the Best
Short Film prize at the Venice Film Festival and the BAFTA Awards.
Considered by many (Darklight included) as one the finest actors
working today, Paddy Considine’s screen credits include A Room For
Romeo Brass, My Summer Of Love, Hot Fuzz and The Bourne Ultimatum.
Joining Paddy at Darklight ’08 is Barry Ryan, the Head Of Production
of Warp’s new offshoot Warp X, who will be participating in a
low-budget filmmaking symposium.

4. FALL By Paddy Jolley

Tedium breeds its own reverie. Here becomes like there becomes like
could be anywhere. This forms a coincidence with the generic:
Repetitions erode sense of place and make buildings seem less
substantial. The logic of these displacements causes objects to be
set adrift. Little houses sink and burn. Furniture smashes in an
empty car park. A series of destructve actions, pathetic and
momentarily cathartic.

Darklight 2008 is delighted to host the World Premiere of artist and
filmmaker Paddy Jolley’s latest film, Fall, at Meeting House Square,
Temple Bar, on the Opening Night of this year’s Darklight Festival;
Paddy will also be present for a retrospective screening of his
previous work and a Public Interview with independent curator Aileen

5. Tron

An unmissable big-screen outing for the original CGI classic!
Computer programmer Jeff Bridges hacks the mainframe of his evil
ex-employer… And finds himself beamed inside the computer by a
power-hungry master control program! Tron is a true cult sci-fi
classic, a visionary work of considerable beauty, a true style icon
and one of Darklight’s very favourite movies. The screening will be
introduced by effects wizard and Oscar winner Ken Perlin, Professor
Of Computer Science at New York University; Ken worked on Tron, and
since then has been developing new computer graphics techniques
widely used in the motion picture special effects industry. Ken will
also be giving a workshop at Darklight ’08: don’t miss the
opportunity to enjoy a rare audience with a true FX pioneer.

But let’s not jump the gun here there are many more fabulous events
to tell you about screenings, exhibitions, seminars, workshops and
the odd happening… So watch this space! In the meantime, we just
found 1973 French animated masterpiece Fantastic Planet (La Planete
Sauvage) in its entirety on-line so we’re happy. For now.


Chat Soon

Team Darklight

Darklight 2008: The Future Is Now

Darklight Booking Information:


Tickets for all screenings can be bought at the Irish Film Institute
box office and Light

House Cinema box office.


Entrance to the entire symposium and workshop programme is EU50.
Student/unwaged tickets are also available for EU20. Tickets can be
purchased on line at or by sending a cheque to the
Festival Office, 69 Dame St, Dublin 2 and at Film Base from 9.30

Friday 27th June, pre booking is advisable. Individual tickets per
event may be purchased at the door for E20 on a first come first
serve basis.


All master classes must be applied for through the Screen Training
Ireland website .


Digital Platforms and Distribution Seminar at Filmbase

Friday 23rd May 2008 / Cost: ¬35

Filmbase, in association with Wildwave, is pleased to announce that
it will be holding a special seminar to introduce filmmakers to the
world of digital filmmaking and multiplatform distribution. The
purpose of this one-day session is to help extend the reach of
filmmakers; either as a platform to get started in the world of
filmmaking, or for existing and/or experienced filmakers to learn how
to use new digital platforms to their best advantage either as an
extension of a broadcast/cinematic film or as a separate platform for

COST: ¬35

DATE: Friday 23rd May 2008

TIME: 10 am to 5 pm

LOCATION: Filmbase, Curved St. Temple Bar

To book a place for this seminar, contact Filmbase reception:

01-6796716 or

e-mail alessandro@filmbase
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Still films are looking for young aspiring film-makers/actors/young
people (aged 11-18) who are interested in making their own TV shows.
Still Films and Wildwave are making a new series for RTE Two
SwededTV. Sweding is do it yourself filmmaking and the aim is to make
your own cheap, funny versions of TV shows, using whatever you can get
your hands on. Sweded TV will give you the chance to swede 3 popular
TV shows and if you are lucky, your own version of these shows will
be shown on TTV on RTE TWO and the Sweded TV website. We will provide
the film crew.

So if you always wanted to be on TV and you have a sense of humour,
this is your opportunity to show off your many talents and have fun
too. Interested? Please fill out the application form online
or else post the application form to Still Films, 69 Dame Street,
Dublin 2. Any queries, please email
or ring 01-7071919. Our bebo page is –

This is a competition, so we will pick the top contenders. The
deadline for applications is 6pm on Monday, June 2nd. If successful,
we will need you for 5 days, sometime between 23rd of June to 12th of