Darkness Into Light Festival
is the latest and one of three different formats for presenting SFC Shoah Film Collection to an audience, released on 1 September 2016.
Launched on 27 January 2010, the International Holocaust Memorial Day (commemorating the Liberation of the Concentration Camp Auschwitz 1945) and released by A Virtual Memorial Foundation SFC – Shoah Film Collection is representing a worldwide unique initiative by the Cologne based media artist and curator Agricola de Cologne addressed to two different target audiences, the young generations of audio-visual artists to deal with the collective trauma caused by the NAZI totalitarianism – particularly the Holocaust – by using new technologies and approaches in order to keep vivid the memory of the Holocaust by sensitizing people via art, and on the other hand the future audience generations to be sensitized.
Following the open call each year on 27 January, artists and filmmakers from 27 countries are currently contributing to the collection meanwhile 110 art films – documentaries, videoart and experimental films – a success, which made it necessary to introduce a new and less comprehensive manifestation of Shoah Film Collection reducing an event program to the usual festival screening of art films during one, two or three days, or alternatively as a serial programm to be screened regularly during a certain period of time. Optionally the new format can be enriched by a lecture, discussions and artists talks. d/i/light is linked to CologneOFF International Festival Network
Shoah Film Collection is linked to CTF – Collective Trauma Film Collections, as well as the exhibition project:
://self~imaging – artists show face against Intolerance, Racism, Xenophobia and Antisemitism
d/i/light is curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne and operated by artvideoKOELN