Image credits: © Caspar Benson/fstop/Corbis

BFI Shorts 2012

Thank you to all the filmmakers who submitted applications for BFI Shorts 2012. Due to the very high volume of submissions received, there has been a change to the timescale as originally set out in the guidelines.

Sea Telescope for 'Sea of Voices' - Invisible Flock

Invisible Flock in residence at Lighthouse

For the last week we’ve had the pleasure of having Invisible Flock in an unofficial residency at Lighthouse. They have been hard at work, fixing up the sea telescopes for their ‘Sea of Voices’ interactive walk, which launches to the public on 5 May. By Ikechukwu Onodugo

James Bridle at Lighthouse

Creative technologists join the Lighthouse team

Our Happenstance creative technologists have arrived and already feel part of our team. By Ikechukwu Onodugo

Etel Adnan, who features in  See Infinite Distance Between Any Point by The Otolith Group. Co-commissioned by Lighthouse

The Otolith Group in Brighton

Turner Prize nominated artists, The Otolith Group will be in Brighton to introduce the new work, I See Infinite Distance Between Any Point and Another on 13 April 2012. By Honor Harger

Scaled 1000 (1940s Brighton seafront)

Past Present continues

It’s been a busy time for Past Present, over the past few weeks several activities have taken place that highlight interest in this fascinating project. Project Manager Juliette Buss and Lighthouse’s Programme Curator Jamie Wyld spoke at the Imperial War Museum’s conference, Challenging History. Artist Hannah Brady has been out and about with young people, creating a collection of World War 2 images for an augmented reality app. And there was a teacher’s INSET day, where Lives at War was presented to Brighton and Hove’s history teachers. By Juliette Buss (Project Manager, Past Present), Hannah Brady (Artist, Past Present) and Jamie Wyld (Programme Curator, Lighthouse)

Image courtesy of Centroid

Motion Capture Lab – A Trip to Pinewood Studios

In preparation for our forthcoming Motion Capture Lab, a three day intensive training programme for filmmakers, Emily Kyriakides (Lighthouse’s Programme Producer) recently went to visit Centroid, our industry partner on the Lab. They’re a motion capture and character animation studio and services provider who have clients in the film, television and video games industries across Europe. By Ikechukwu Onodugo

Semiconductor. Photographed at Solar Systems at Phoenix Brighton 2011. Curated by Lighthouse. Photo © Roberta Mataityte

Semiconductor win Samsung Art+ Prize

This January, Samsung launched the UK's first major prize for digital art, with an eclectic selection of artists shortlisted for the award. We are delighted that Brighton based artists, Semiconductor, were awarded the prize. We attended the opening of the Samsung Art+ Prize exhibition at the BFI Southbank in London. By Jamie Wyld, Lighthouse Programme Curator


Exciting new Lighthouse programmes for 2012

Lighthouse is thrilled to be beginning the new year with some fantastic news about some major new programmes. By Honor Harger, director

Lighthouse, Christmas, 2011

Best Wishes for the New Year

All of us at Lighthouse would like to wish our friends, colleagues, collaborators, visitors and supporters a Happy New Year. By Honor Harger

Dark Garden (film still) - Nick Collins

Cinecity Festival Round-up

As part of Cinecity 2011 festivities, Lighthouse screened Nick Collins' short film, Dark Garden. We also supported a talk and screening with Andrew Kotting, in collaboration with Cinecity. By Jamie Wyld

About Guiding Lights

New Guiding Lights Mentors Announced

Lighthouse is delighted to announce new Guiding Lights mentors, including film legend, Kenneth Branagh and Academy award-winner, Simon Beaufoy. By Emily Kyriakides, Programme Producer

Photo courtesy of Visit Brighton. © Hannah Brackenbury

Christmas Venue Hire

Celebrate Christmas in our vibrant multi-purpose venue. by Miriam Randall, Operations Director