Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Darklight has moved!

We've moved office!

Our new contact information is:

Darklight Festival
68 Dame Street,
Dublin 2,

Tel: + 353 1 6717828

Our new offices are spiffy.


Tuesday, January 06, 2009


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 world. It's 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 - email: imaginecup at darklight dot ie.

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

What are you waiting for? Get imagining!