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Darklight Symposium

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Darklight Symposium

A 4 day event combining exhibits, workshops, screenings and master classes, discussions. Form the 21st to the 24th of June 2007, at Film Base, the Irish Film Center, and Cineworld Dublin.

FRIDAY 22nd June

Forum 1. TELEVISION 2.0 – The Future of TV
10.00 – 11.15am

Are we entering a time where genres are evolving with a new fluidity between art, design, film, TV practices and platforms, where commissioners are looking to grass roots producers and the tyranny of TV scheduling may be a thing of the past? What was previously considered “television content” is being burnt onto DVDs, time delayed by Personal Video Recorders (PVRs), broken into fragments, piped on demand over the Internet, downloaded into mobile devices and syndicated around the globe. How is this affecting the type of programmes being made and commissioned?

From Production to Distribution, Networked Communities Consuming Culture.
1.30 – 2.45pm

How has short film evolved as an artform in recent times? Responding to digital production methods, desktop movie making, interactive narrative, access to audiences through networked communities and downloads, we will ask a number of short filmmakers, writers, curators and distributors to respond to these questions.

From Dioramas to Real Time FX: The Impact of real time technology on Film production.
3.15 – 4.30pm

Filmmakers and animators are getting new and more sophisticated tools to achieve their vision. Users are getting in on the action too as gaming technology allows them to indulge in ever realistic worlds and even create films of their own. How exactly is technology developed for gaming impacting film, SFX, animation and motion graphics

SATURDAY 23rd June

New Practices in Production, Exhibition and Education.
11.00 – 12.30pm

In recent years, the familiar boundaries between art and film have been called into question by practitioners, critics and educators. While artists seem increasingly drawn to the modes of exhibition and production that were traditionally associated with cinema, the film and television industries are currently undergoing a period of significant change, in which multiple and diverse structures of production and exhibition are emerging. Is it possible for artists and filmmakers to learn from each other, particularly in relation to low-budget projects? For example, do those coming from a visual art discipline have access to different resources, enabling them to produce work on much smaller budgets than is usual in the industry?

2.30 – 3.45pm

This forum will investigate current and future technologies for archiving creative digital content. To look at this issue from a long term Perspective, a historical perspective and a practical one, to raise awareness in Irish media artists, filmmakers, designers etc. and try to come up with some practical suggestions for them of how or why to preserve their creative work.

To book a place for the event you must register at or send a cheque or postal order with your name and contact information to

Darklight Film Festival,
69 Dame St,
Dublin 2,