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Darklight Festival Symposium Confirmed for June
2007-06-05 :
The four-day Darklight Festival Symposium 2007 combining exhibitions, workshops, screening and master classes, discussion will take place from the 21st - 24th of June at Film Base, Irish Film Institute and CineWorld, Dublin, Ireland.
Darklight Screenings 21st - 24th June 2007
Screenings Friday 22nd June:
IFI 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Chris Shepherd Screening and Artist Talk
Award winning filmmaker Chris Shepherd presents his BAFTA nominated short, 'Dad’s Dead' (2003). ‘Who I Am and What I Want’ (2005), will also be shown along with his latest work ‘Silence is Golden’ (2006).

CineWorld - 6:00 PM
Daydream by Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor (Desperate Optimists) 35mm
Daydream, a specially commissioned film for the Liverpool Biennial 06, is a highly poetic and meditative work tracing the connection between a city at a moment of great change and how this moment is reflected in the world of its citizens.

IFI 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Maeve by Pat Murphy
Britain, 1981, sound, colour, 110 mins 16mm
Informed by feminist critiques of representation and narrative structure, ‘Maeve’ is one of the most significant examples of avant-garde filmmaking in Irish cinema.

Screenings Saturday 23rd June

IFI 12.45 – 2.15 PM
David Phillips and Paul Rowley, Joe Comerford and Western Plumbers.
Followed by artist talk
Featuring new work from David Phillips and Paul Rowley ‘Commonwealth’ and ‘Gravity Loop’, as well as the first test screenings of Joe Comerford’s new film, working title ‘Roadside’ and Western Plumbers (formerly Dogmedia) ‘DEMO CRA CY: A futile exercising of your non-existent democratic freedoms.’ Feedback on both test screenings will constitute part of this artist talk.

IFI 4:30 – 6:00PM
Halloween Short Film Festival Selection
Curated by Philip Ilson
Halloween Short Film Festival present a selection of short films that fit the Halloween ‘remit’ – films that are unexpected, take chances, don’t play by the rules. This selection covers all bases, from lo-budget quirkiness to glossy special effects, from animation to documentary, from filmmaker experiments to confidence in ideas. These shorts truly bring death to the genre as they rise phoenix like from the flames in all their glory – beware the projector with teeth!

IFI 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Structural Materialist Film
Curated by Esperanza Collado

Wavelength by Michael Snow
Canada, 1966-67, sound, colour, 45 mins, 16mm

Zorns Lemma by Hollis Frampton
US, 1970, sound, colour, 60 mins, 16mm

IFI 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Vivienne Dick Retrospective Curated by Maeve Connolly

Excerpt from ‘Experimental Conversations’ by Fergus Daly
IRL, 2006, sound, colour, 5-10 mins

Guérillière Talks by Vivienne Dick
US, 1978, sound, colour, 28 mins

Visibility Moderate by Vivienne Dick
US, 1981, sound, colour, 45 mins

A Skinny Little Man Attacked Daddy by Vivienne Dick
IRL, 1994, sound, colour, 28 mins

Filmbase Cafe time: TBA
Fast Forward Film Festival
Curated by Andrew McAvinchey.

Screening of the Best of the Fast Forward Film Festival, TFFFF is a 24 Hour filmmaking festival. You shoot, edit, produce and deliver your movie for screening in 24 hours. The movie is made based on a topic we give you, so no one gets a head start. And there are hugs and a prize for the best!

All weekend:

Filmbase
Line Describing a Cone
By Anthony McCall
UK, 1973, silent, B&W, 30 mins, 16mm
Filmbase Thursday/Friday/Saturday and Sunday
Described by the artist as a ‘solid light film’, this film-installation questions the traditional film limitations eliminating the screen in favor of the primacy of the projection event. It draws attention to the projector’s cone of light interacting with the physical presence of the audience.

Filmbase
YouTube Salon
The YOUTUBE SALON is set up for any user to vision mix between streaming Youtube videos. It is the perfect opportunity to showcase your own favourite online videos and an excuse to express yourself through the creation of a live mash-up of audio and video, creating and rearranging works into a live video stream controlled by a single user that evades rational analysis, but allowing subtle new meanings emerging from the chaos of Youtube's immense video library.
Come down and use this exciting platform to show the world your favourite clips! Sign up with Linda on 01 6709017 or email Linda@darklight-filmfestival.com.

IFI Meeting Room
IFI Archive Selection
The Irish Film Archive have provided all the films for the Irish Retrospective programme and are also making available for viewing films from '30 Years On' which is a selection of Irish films compiled in 2001 that celebrated the Arts Council's support for film - making over 30 years.

www.darklight-filmfestival.com



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