DkIT to launch media showcase

DkIT is launching FIS 13 on Wednesday, June 5
MEMBERS of the public are invited to attend the launch of FIS 2013 - a creative media showcase taking place in Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) this week.

MEMBERS of the public are invited to attend the launch of FIS 2013 - a creative media showcase taking place in Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) this week.

Featuring completely new and original work ranging from film to interactive installations and games, FÌS 2013 examines a wide range of ideas reflecting on the nature of art, technology and media forms.

Visitors can explore exciting new works on the role of science and technology in our lives in films such as ‘Server and Indelible’, while other films such as Water, and Eimear consider key social, national and cultural issues.

‘Eimear’ is one of two films of local interest. It explores women and the Troubles, while the interactive documentary ‘On the Ropes’, follows two young boxers from the Clann Naofa club in Dundalk.

There are also many pieces aimed at teenagers, as well as TV pilots, games (Astraeus will be available to buy from July) and apps. Works of interest to children include educational interactive pieces ‘Alphaland’, ‘Momo’s Magic Storybook’ and ‘Pal’, (the latter is specifically aimed at autistic children).

The work highlights the skills that students of creative media and film acquire over the course of their studies at DkIT. The students showcasing work are graduating from four main programmes: the BA/BA (Hons) in Communications in Creative Multimedia & the BA/ BA (Hons) in Video and Film Production.

FIS 2013 is is open to all, and will be launched in the Carroll’s Building on Wednesday, June 5 at 6pm.