Blacknight sponsors the Festival Centre at IndieCork

We’re delighted to announce that Blacknight will be a major sponsor of the IndieCork Festival, Cork’s festival of independent film and music in October.

This year, for the first time, IndieCork will have a Festival Centre: The Blacknight Festival Centre located at the Kino Cinema on Washington St.

Long known as the original arthouse cinema in Cork, the Kino will re-open for the duration of IndieCork Festival from the 9th to 16th of October, thanks to the sponsorship of Ireland’s leading domain names and web hosting company.

Now in its fourth year, IndieCork Festival is establishing an international reputation for excellence in media arts. We’re happy to play our part in helping the Festival to develop and grow.

Below is the text in full of our press release.

IndieCork and Blacknight Announce The Blacknight Festival Centre

Ireland’s leading web hosting company sponsors a home for festival of independent film and music


IndieCork, Cork’s festival of independent film and music, has announced an exciting new partnership with Blacknight, Ireland’s leading domain name registrar and web hosting company. The Blacknight Festival Centre at the Kino Cinema is a new development for the Festival. It will be a networking hub for IndieCork delegates and guests, and will be the venue where the public and filmmakers can mingle.

IndieCork Festival, Cork’s festival of independent film and music, today announced an exciting new partnership.

An innovation at this year’s festival will be the Blacknight Festival Centre. This will serve as the festival base, with a series of talks, workshops, screenings and music performances.

The Blacknight Festival Centre will be based in the Kino Cinema, the original arthouse cinema in Cork. It will provide a networking space for IndieCork delegates and guests and will be the venue where public and filmmakers can mingle.

Co-founded by Corkman Michele Neylon, Blacknight ( is Ireland’s number one domain name registrar and web hosting company. Its partnership with IndieCork this year has enabled the Festival to take a major step forward.

“We are delighted that Blacknight is supporting IndieCork in such an imaginative way”, commented Úna Feely, Chairperson of IndieCork Festival. “It will allow the festival to develop our professional, public and social networks and provide a real focus to our activities during the festival week.

“Such support is essential to IndieCork as we move into our 4th year. We are delighted to see headline sponsor Rising Sons Brewery joined by another 100% Irish-owned company”.

“For us it’s very heartening and instills confidence in what IndieCork is doing. We look forward to opening the doors of the Blacknight Festival Centre to our filmmakers, delegates, public and volunteers, with an exciting programme of events”.

For Blacknight CEO Michele Neylon, IndieCork Festival represents creativity and independence.

“Many of our customers are independent artists and creative professionals”, he explains. “The Internet gives them a stage. IndieCork is a homegrown enterprise with a growing international reputation, and we feel we have a lot in common.”

Blacknight will also contribute to the IndieCork filmmaker workshop series at this year’s IndieCork.

IndieCork Festival runs October 9th to 16th 2016. For further information


For further information, quotes and captions please contact:

Úna Feely, 086 8096305,

Conn Ó Muíneacháin, 087 7408056,


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