Cinesonika comes to City of Culture

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Cinesonika, a film festival with a difference, is coming to Derry this weekend.

It’s an annual event showcasing international works of film and video with fascinating soundtracks, idiosyncratic sound design, eclectic scoring and innovative approaches to the sound-image relationship.

The festival - which starts on Friday and continues until Sunday - is moving outside of its native Canada for the very first time as it relocates to the 2013 City of Culture 2013.

Cinesonika 3 will be jointly hosted by the University of Ulster’s School of Creative Arts and the Nerve Centre and will incorporate three days of film screenings, video installations and talks all of which are absolutely free to the public.

Highlights include the Irish and British premiere of Canadian film, The Scar, the stunning Irish film, Silence, a film scoring workshop with Genie award winning composer, Chris Crilly, and a talk by Darragh O’Farrell, head of sound at Lucasarts.

The festival also features its own award, The Golden Earwax, and includes an international academic conference devoted to soundtrack studies featuring Australian musician, composer, film-maker and sound designer, Philip Brophy as keynote speaker.

More information, as well as previews of all films screening at Cinesonika 3, can be found at: www.cinesonika.com