Darklight Transmedia Symposium 2010

Friday 29 October, 9.30am-6pm Filmbase, Dublin.

Official Festival Industry Partner Bord Scannan na hEireann/Irish Film Board, producer Katie Holly and Darklight festival director Nicky Gogan put their heads together to programme a day of information, discussion, workshops and advice open to all aspiring and practicing creative folk.

This is a day-long event that will explore the potential of digital and analogue networks as a creative tool for storytelling, as well as a means to reach audiences and finance and distribute films. Our esteemed international and Irish guests will discuss all aspects of Transmedia production.

Topics on the agenda include fund-raising models, distribution platforms and crowd-sourcing collectives, and we’ll also be looking at what it means to write, direct and produce projects destined for the big screen, the small screen, the internet, apps, graphic novels, live performance and immersive experiences.

Special Guests include Lance Weiler, Salford Film collective Future Artists’s Mark Ashmore and Jenny Inchbald; Tora Young, Head of Development with Production Company Imaginarium; Power to the Pixel founder Liz Rosenthal; South African producer Jeremy Nathan of DV8 films. A number of Irish experts and practitioners will also be invited to give their home grown perspective.

For full information on the Symposium day as well as info on securing your tickets go to www.darklight.ie/festival-2010/2010-festival-programme/29th-october/talks/

Call for Volunteers Deadline This Friday, 15 October

Darklight is currently recruiting enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to assist with this year’s festival which takes place Halloween weekend, 28-31 October in the IFI, Filmbase and the Grand Social.

Available roles include front of house, ushering and technical support. Volunteers are essential for making the festival run smoothly and are hugely appreciated. So, if you’re interested and want to be involved in Ireland’s premier festival celebrating independent, DIY and artist films, email volunteers at darklight dot ie for more information