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 visit


For further information, quotes and captions please contact:

Úna Feely, 086 8096305,

Conn Ó Muíneacháin, 087 7408056,

About Blacknight

Blacknight ( are an Irish based, ICANN accredited domain registrar and hosting company. Recipients of several awards for their revolutionary use of social media, Blacknight are one of Europe’s most cutting edge Internet companies. Blacknight constantly seek to lead the way by introducing innovative solutions for its client base and provide dedicated servers and co-location as well as a comprehensive range of Microsoft Windows and Linux based hosting services and domain name registration services to business globally. IP transit services and other solutions for more demanding business and academic customers are offered a la carte. Fibre broadband services for both business and domestic users are also available throughout most of Ireland.

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