The Model arts centre to host Darklight Film Festival, Saturday 4th August

The Model is very excited to be teaming up with Darklight Film Festival to hold a daylong film orientated event on 4th August.  

Darklight Film Festival is renowned for celebrating independent, low to no budget, DIY , indie and artistic films. For the first time, Darklight is going national to support and enhance local talent on the big screen. As-well as visiting The Model Sligo the Darklight Tour will be in Birr and Kilkenny collaborating with local filmmakers, festivals and musicians for a day long event of screenings, discussions, workshops and music before hitting Dublin for a four day celebration of the best Irish and International filmmaking talents!

On the day highlights will include a show and tell with Janey Pictures, with director Marian Quinn and producer Tommy Weir and a screening of their incredible, 32A. The Irish Times reviewed this work as, ‘Irish Artists at the top of their game”. Additional screenings from Walker & Walker, Grace Weir will take place with Western Lights a selection of works from the North West, curated by Colin McKeown. ‘We Are Poets’ winner of ‘Best Documentary’ at Dark light Festival last year followed by ‘New Indie Voices’ a selection of the best shorts from Darklight 2011 will also be shown.

Local production companies and industry professionals will be giving workshops on topics such as funding and financing your film and the art of community filmmaking. Music and entertainment alongside discussions with the filmmaking community in the with Cinema Northwest and Studio North West will take place all day. Not to be missed.

Nicky Gogan, Darklight Festival Director said;

“We decided to take Darklight on the road, bringing the best of Darklight country-wide and forging further connections with Irish filmmaking communities.”

For tickets and more information visit The Model’s website at www.themodel/cinema

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