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Tuesday, November 9, 2010
PAST: Win a Pair of Tickets to The Darklight Festival Short Film Screenings at 7:00pm or 9:00pm + Free Beer FRI, Dec 10th Thanks to Solas Nua
Dublin’s Darklight Festival celebrates the very best in independent, DIY and artist films. Now in its eleventh year, darklight began in 1999, as an opportunity for artists and filmmakers to share their work and experiment with new technologies and has emerged as one of the most important art events of the year.
How to Enter:
Enter to win by commenting "Pick me!" AND 7:00pm or 9:00pm to let us know which screening you'd like to attend on the Ticket Giveaway post on Free in DC's facebook page! We have one pair to give away for each screening - which includes an after party with free beer.
Please enter by 10:30am on Friday!
Winner will be notified on Friday and will be selected by Solas Nua at random from the list of entries.
About the screenings:
Screening at 7:00pm
"Heroes" - Festival alumni and contributors from past editions get together to think of the artists who inspire them most from any field (recent curators were record label skinny wolves) and invite them to curate a session in the festival.
DC "hero" is - David O'Reilly, a Berlin-based animator whose talents cannot be confined to a mere biography. David has declared his film line up - named MIXTAPE OF DOOM - top secret and has forbidden Solas Nua from releasing the details but we can tell you that it will be a collection of logic bending neuro-masochistic short films from the past, present and future.
Screening at 9:00pm
"State of the Nation" - Darklight festival's artistic director, Nicky Gogan, has hand picked 15 short films (some music video's and excerpts) that she thinks reflects ireland's current social climate as well as the state of independent Irish film-making today. in an interactive session that will include input from fellow producer and director, Paul Rowley, as well as a live video link up with irish guerrilla musician (and director of the entry nun's fight club), Declan de Barra, Nicky will lead us through her perspective on what constitutes the definition of irish cinema and where its future lies.