Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Darklight 2009: Submission Deadline Extended!

Due to popular demand, the submissions deadline for the 2009 Darklight Festival has been extended to Friday, July 17th.

That gives you an extra fortnight. No, thank YOU.

This year's Darklight Festival kicks off on Thursday, October 8th 2009. Trust us, it's going to be amazing.

For further details on submissions, go to immediately.

Best of Luck!

Team Darklight X

Friday, May 15, 2009

Dublin: The Movie Screening This Sunday!


Team Darklight here with a reminder that the Irish Film Institute will be presenting a very special screening of Darklight's 4 Day Film Project (AKA Dublin: The Movie) this Sunday, 17 May at 13.30; following the screening there will be a Q&A with project 'curator' Lenny Abrahamson, editor Declan Lynch and various participants. Don't miss this unique opportunity to witness the magic of Dublin: The Movie on the big screen!

Details as follows:

And we just got a big up from Le Cool. We like them:

Hopefully we'll see you there!

For further Darklight updates, go to NOW!

Thanks for your time,
Team Darklight X

Friday, May 08, 2009


Darklight Festival is now seeking submissions for its 2009 event, which takes place from October 8-11 2009. The deadline for submissions for Darklight '09 is 5pm on Friday, July 3rd 2009.

Since its inception in 1999, Darklight Festival has brought new and exciting work to Irish audiences through cinema, exhibition and performance and to an international audience via the Internet and an annual Touring Programme.

Darklight is Ireland's premier festival for filmmakers, animators and artists whose work explores the convergence of art, film and technology.

For further information, please go to:
queries should be sent to submissions at darklight dot ie

Good Luck!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Arveene and Misk Music Video Competition Deadline 30.04.09

Here's one final reminder about the Arveene and Misk call for Video Pitches deadline 30 April 2009 - that's tomorrow!

Info below...

Arveene and Misk Music Video Competition

Calling all filmmakers, animators, artists and aspiring music video-makers...

Clampdown, in association with Darklight Festival, are running an open competition for video pitches to coincide with the imminent release of Arveene and Misk's debut single 'Hells Bells'.

The winning pitch will be made into a video and backed by an extensive PR campaign ensuring high profile TV Spots. The final video will also be screened at this year's Darklight Festival, 8 - 11 October 09.

Video editing, and studio time are being provided by The Light Exchange

Get inspired! Listen to the track here:

Watch the live show here:

Hells Bells is released in the UK on Gung Ho Records

Regular Updates on Facebook

Pitches, ideas and links to previous work - as well as any questions/queries - should be sent to: weareclampdown (at) gmail (dot) com by the 30th of April.

Hells Bells / Blow your whistle is out late April on Gung Ho! Recordings. 2 tracks of Raw Electronic Soul, Tech and Raved edged with both retaining the funk! Prohibition are doing the club and specialist promo – Zombie nation 12” remix package to follow on Turbo records in May

More Information available on

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Open call for artists to perform at Crewger events nationwide

Hi All,

Our friends in Crewger asked we forward the info below on to you...

Open call for artists to perform at Crewger events nationwide

Are you a comedian, filmmaker, writer, painter, singer, actor or performer? Are you interested in showcasing your work locally in conjunction with Ireland's largest growing online network of artists?

Crewger, Ireland's new collaborative film-making website, is continuing its successful run of events for local artists with 2 new dates announced.

* Friday May 8th, The Shed, 8a Henrietta Lane, Dublin 1
* Sat June 13th, Abbeyleix, Co Laois

Whats it all about?

Crewger is all about empowering artists. We are building a strong network of artists from all backgrounds nationwide, and providing them with the contacts and the resources they need to develop projects and find their audience.

The aim is to provide a social networking, project management and exhibition service for all artists, from students to established names.

What's different about Crewger?

The difference is, YOU control the content

The site is currently in its prototype stage and we are working hard on a new site to be launched in September, designed specifically for filmmakers. This network will be expanded into all of the arts in 2010.

Who can perform at the events?

This event is designed to showcase the work of all artists in Ireland at a local level. As such we are open to any and all forms of artistic expression. If you have something to say, we want to hear it.

How do I get involved?

To put yourself forward for the event, email with your name and contact details, some background information, details of the piece you would like to showcase and confirmation that you will be available on the above dates.

You can also join our Crewger Events Groups to keep up to date on these and future events.

Finally, if you would like to organise an event in your area and are looking for support, do let us know.

To find out more, please visit or call Brendan on 087 2925294.

DATA: Tonight

Data Event 35.0

When: Thursday, 23rd of April, 6.40pm

Location: The Science Gallery, Trinity College, Pearse Street, Dublin 2


Eric Kluitenberg
Eric Kluitenberg is an independent theorist, writer and organiser on culture, media and technology. He co-ordinates the media & technology program of De Balie, the centre for culture and politics in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Eric has been involved in a number of important new media culture events including the Next 5 Minutes Festival of Tactical Media, net.congestion - international festival of streaming media, the art / media / urban intervention project Debates & Credits, and more recently the international Economies of the Commons conference.

Recent publications of his include:

* Delusive Spaces - Essays on Culture, Media, and Technology,
NAi Publishers / Institute of Network Cultures, 2008
* The Book of Imaginary Media, De Balie / NAi Publishers, 2006
* The theme issue Hybrid Space, Open #11 - Journal about Art and the Public Domain, SKOR / NAi Publishers, 2006.

Tania Goryucheva
Tania Goryucheva is the organizer, researcher, lecturer in the field of digital (new) media, media culture and art. Founding director of the Cool Mediators Foundation - research and development organization specialized in interactive communication tools and social software design.

Tania worked for De Balie - Center for Culture and Politics (Amsterdam), Moscow organizations MediaArtLab, TV Gallery, Russian Institute for Cultural Studies, as well as a freelancer, and participated in international media culture events as well as network initiatives.

She has been teaching as a visiting lecturer at the Interactive Media and Environments Department of Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen, University of Groningen, DasArts - MA program for Advanced Studies in the Performing Arts of Amsterdam School of the Arts.

She publishes as a writer, editor and critic. She is co-editor and co-author of Debates & Credits. Media / Art / Public Domain, De Balie, Amsterdam, 2003, and Anthology of Russian Video Art, MediaArtLab, Moscow, 2002.

Rachel O’Dwyer
Rachel O’Dwyer is currently studying for an m.phil in music and media technologies in TCD. Her current research is interested in the relationship between mobile sonic technologies and forms of agency in urban non-places.

DATA is supported by The Arts Council.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Darklight Animation @ Tipperary Multimedia Exhibition

Tomorrow Thursday 23 April 4pm: Darklight Animation Screening at 'Digital Expression', Tipperary Annual Multimedia exhibition, Tipperary Institute

Darklight presents an animation programme as part of the annual multimedia exhibition 'Digital Expression' in Institute of Technology, Tipperary.

For more information on the exhibition, go to or contact Rachel Toomey, Multimedia Programme Specialist, Curator Digital Expression 2009 email: rtoomey at tippinst dot ie tel: 052 78462.

Enjoy x

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Headshots at D-Light Studios


Are your headshots in need of a revamp?

Our Friends at D-light studios are offering a full day to provide headshots courtesy of top photographer Agata Stoinska.

On Tuesday 21st April, Agata will be shooting beautiful black and white headshots for anyone in need of an updated image. All you have to do is contact the studio to book a slot anytime between 9:30 and 5:30 for a professional studio headshot. The images taken will be posted to an online gallery for you to choose your two favourite shots, and your images will be sent on disc to your agency.

This unique offer is available for only e100 to be paid on the day. This includes a portrait set-up photoshoot, two black and white images of your choice, digital processing, post production and a c.d. of your shots.

Please contact Aoife at D-light Studios to book a time slot on 086 0233247.

Address: D-light Studios, 46 North Great Clarence Street, Dublin 1.


Date: Tuesday 21st April

Time: 9:30 - 5:30

Price: e100