Monday, November 17, 2008

Virtual Cinema Deadline 21 November 2008

Hi All,

The deadline for the Irish Film Board's Virtual Cinema scheme is approaching...Applications for the scheme should be submitted online at on or before Friday 21 November.

Information below...

Virtual Cinema is a film scheme created by the Irish Film Board for the making of high-quality short films that are suited to the new forms of digital video consumption. Films made under the scheme can be live-action or can use any kind of animation technique. The scheme aims to encourage exploration of fresh filmmaking ground, with no creative holds barred and films may be made in Irish or English. The IFB fund up to 10 films per annum, with a maximum duration of 2 minutes and a maximum budget of €2,000.

Further information available...

Thanks for your time.
Team Darklight x

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Darklight Announce Imagine Cup Collaboration

Press Release: 6 November 2008

Darklight and The Imagine Cup Announce Collaboration

Darklight, in association with Microsoft, Ireland are delighted to
launch the 2009 The Imagine Cup Short Film Competition in Ireland.

Now in its sixth year, The Imagine Cup is an annual competition aimed
at third level students which encourages young people across the globe
to apply their imagination, their passion and their creativity to
technological innovations that can make a difference in today's

The Imagine Cup is a truly global competition focused on finding
solutions to real world issues. To enter the short film strand of the
competition, participants have to submit a three minute script or
storyboard responding to the statement:

Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems
facing us today.

Irish finalists will be brought to Egypt to participate in the
Imagine Cup World Finals, where they are required to make a short
film inspired by their winning idea. With a prize of $8000 USD for
the overall winning entry, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Darklight's role in the Imagine Cup competition is that of Mentor,
Facilitator and Advocate. We think this is a wonderful opportunity
for aspiring young filmmakers across the country to have their film
made and win some big, big prizes. This competition isn't about
technical ability or industry clout it's about the power of ideas.

All questions regarding entry and participation in the Imagine Cup
Short Film Competition should be forwarded to Sinead Ni Bhroin -

For more details on the 2009 Imagine Cup Short Film Competition, go

What are you waiting for? Get imagining!