Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival

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.

Guiding Lights Mentees, Photographs by Matthew Andrews and Bip Mistry

Guiding Lights 2013 - Irish Call For Applications

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.

Image: (c) Melinda Seckington

Playful conference by Jamie Wyld

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.

N5177C at Gold Coast Terminal Las Vegas, NV; Distance ~ 1 mile, 2007 © Trevor Paglen, Courtesy of Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne and Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco.

Installing the Trevor Paglen Show

We are in the midst of installing our new exhibition by Trevor Paglen, and Lighthouse has been transformed for the occasion. by Honor Harger

Michael Stanley (1975-2012) speaking at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in Russia, in 2012

Michael Stanley (1975-2012)

Lighthouse send our deepest condolences to our colleagues at Modern Art Oxford, who have lost their brilliant director, Michael Stanley, aged just 37. by Honor Harger

Image credits: © Caspar Benson/fstop/Corbis

Lighthouse & BFI Announce 16 New Short Films Are Going Into Production

We are thrilled to announce the 16 short film projects to receive production funding through BFI Shorts 2012, the BFI's one year scheme to support emerging UK filmmakers.

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Guiding Lights is open for applications

Today Lighthouse are delighted to open applications for the UK's leading mentoring programme for filmmakers, Guiding Lights.

Flash on the Beach, 2011

Brighton: South by South East?

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

Young Rewired State

Future Stars of Digital Culture

Young, self-taught coders and web-designers created digital products with the aim to change the country for the better in a weeklong hackathon by Grace Baird


A simple idea becomes new business and art project - introducing Photobot!

Jamie Wyld helps designer Adam Kemeny in new business venture, helps him leave his day job and realise '“Where’s the art in this?” by Emma Wickham

Networking event in Lighthouse Reception Area

LIGHTHOUSE VENUE – Flexible New Rates!

We’d like to welcome more of you to work, play and party at Lighthouse this Summer, so we've introduced some amazing new rates. By Miriam Randall

Jeff Keen

R.I.P Jeff Keen

It is with great sadness that we farewell one of the UK's great experimental artists and filmmakers, Jeff Keen, who died today, after a long battle with cancer. By Honor Harger