Lighthouse's Emily Kyriakides, Sian Habell-Aili and Roberta Mataityte recently attended Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival in Bristol. One of UK's longest running short film festivals, the visit was timed to coincide with our announcement of the projects selected for the BFI Shorts 2012 scheme.
In partnership with FÁS Screen Training Ireland and Bórd Scannánna hÉireann/Irish Film Board we are pleased to be able to offer support for two eligible Irish applicants to participate in the next edition of Guiding Lights. We are now accepting applications from Irish writers and directors and will select one from each discipline.
On Friday, Miriam, Roberta and I went along to Playful conference at Conway Hall in London. Playful is a fun conference - as you'd expect - looking at design, games and interactive work, with presentations from experts in the field of playfulness. Varying between 3D-printed sourdough-enhanced game controllers to hand-clapping games to the art of suffering within gaming, the conference offered a special view into the world of play with and without technology.
As some of the biggest names in digital culture descend on Brighton for Brighton Digital Festival this September, we can’t help wondering if the festival is becoming the new South by South West.
By Honor Harger