The Darklight Festival returns for 2012 with the theme HiFi Vs LoFi >> Game On!, with a focus on film video effects for every budget and taking a dip into the world of independent videogames.
They’re taking the show on the road this year, with events in:
Sligo 4th August
Birr 8th August
Kilkenny 18th August
The main Dublin Festival runs from August 23rd to 26th at The Factory in Grand Canal Dock. The programme highlights include:
Avengers Assemble Masterclass, with Oscar Nominated Irish Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey (Avengers Assemble, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Atonement, The Hours) and the VFX supervisor from Avengers Assemble Jake Morrison (Iron Man 2, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Thor), where they will workshop the VFX processes in big budget film making.
Grabbers VFX Workshop. Jon Wright (director) and Paddy Eason (VFX Supervisor) will focus on the post production VFX on Irish monster comedy film Grabbers.
Opening Film ‘Grandma Lo-Fi’. An Icelandic documentary about an elderly outsider musician who started making music in her 70’s, featuring top Icelandic bands discussing her influence on their work, including Sigur Rós, múm and Mugison. Director Kristen Björk Kristjánsdóttir will introduce the screening.
Closing Film ‘Indie Game – The Movie’. With the twenty-first century comes a new breed of struggling independent artist: the indie game designer. Refusing to toil for major developers, these innovators independently conceive, design, and program their distinctly personal games in the hope that they, too, may find success.
Indie Gaming. The best games from the Independent Gaming Festival 2012 are coming to Darklight as well as some never before seen games from international indie game developers.
Full Screen. Hot off the press, Le Cool Dublin present the newest, freshest Irish animation talent, who will discuss and screen their brand new shorts.
Kids Programme. Families with young children are well catered for with a dedicated kid’s programme that is sure to keep them entertained and create some budding young filmmakers before the weekend is out. Featuring a workshop in designing your own character for animation and a workshop in stop motion animation, both of which will be taught by the best in their field, as well as animation screenings and kids educational gaming.
Full details of the programme and screening times are available on http://www.darklight.ie.