The submission date for the 2009 Darklight festival for filmmakers has been extended.

The submissions deadline for the 2009 Darklight Festival has been extended to Friday, July 17th, due to popular demand.

Darklight is Ireland’s premier festival for filmmakers, animators and artists whose work explores the union of art, film and technology.

Since its foundation in 1999, Darklight Festival has brought new and exciting work to Irish audiences through cinema, exhibition and performance and to an international audience via the Internet and Touring Programme initiated in 2002.
Darklight began as an opportunity for artists and filmmakers working with new technologies to show their work and share their ideas and has grown to become one of the most important arts events of the year. Darklight encourages the contribution of local Irish filmmakers while also featuring international work.

Over the years Darklight has gone from strength to strength. The festival now encompasses an online presence, a newsletter, year-round touring programme, a biennial film and video festival, regular exhibitions, workshops, conferences and seminars initiating debates on all aspects of digital art and filmmaking, from practice and technology to copyright, distribution and education.

This year’s Darklight Festival kicks off on Thursday, October 8th 2009.

The full programme will be announced at the beginning of September 2009.

For further details on submissions, go to