Darklight Festival 2010The Darklight Festival returns this October and this year’s theme is heroes.

The Darklight Festival returns to Temple Bar this October and this year’s theme is heroes.

It is with great pleasure that we announce to you details of this year’s festval, Darklight Festival 2010 – The Heroes Edition. This year’s Darklight will be a Symposium year and will take place 28th – 31st October in various venues across Temple Bar.

The theme of Darklight 2010 is ‘Heroes’ and we’ve asked some of Our Heroes, some of our favourite Darklight contributors over the past 11 years, to invite Their Heroes to this year’s Darklight Festival and programme a series of screenings, talks and events inspired by them.

We’ll be announcing our Heroes very shortly for you. Plus details of early bird deals and film making competitions for all aspiring auteurs. Make sure to stay tuned!

Darklight have also announced details of this year’s movie making project:

Following on from the successes of our previous Darklight Festival movie making challenges, Dublin: The Movie and Hotel Darklight, we’re delighted to announce details of this year’s project Free Your Film presented in association with Sony Ericsson.

Sony Ericsson are collaborating with Darklight to commission 3 brand new films. We’re offering a budget of €3,000, a HD camera in the form of the Vivaz handset and the support of an experienced producer to make your short film. The finished films will then be premiered on the opening night of the Darklight Film Festival plus be given additional exposure on the Darklight and Sony Ericsson websites.

For more information on Free Your Film and out how to apply go to:www.darklight.ie/freeyourfilm

Here’s Gavin Kelly’s short from Darklight 2008’s 4 day short film challenge ‘Dublin: The Movie‘:

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