In its fourth year, Digital Biscuit will bring the most creative and innovative minds in the film and technology industry together for a festival of ideas and events. This year, it will be held at Dublin’s Odeon Point Village and the event is quickly becoming a global networking hub for the world’s leading filmmakers, technologists, creatives and the wider industry. Previous speakers have included David Yates, director of the Harry Potter series, David Chase, creator of The Sopranos, and Michel Gondry, director of Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind, amongst many others.
Promoting innovation in Irish and international film and technology
Founder of Digital Biscuit, Birch Hamilton, commented: “This is an event like no other before it, a festival to celebrate and promote the incredible creativity in film and technology that exists in Ireland and internationally. Digital Biscuit will bring together the best and brightest creative talent from across the globe to share their experiences, insights and foster collaboration in the industry.
“We aim to provide a platform to showcase Ireland and our incredible film and creative culture and its fusion with technology to the world’s leading innovators in the industry. We chose the name ‘Digital Biscuit’ to represent our festival because it is best enjoyed when shared with others and in bite-sized chunks. The best creative projects are made with a mix of diverse ingredients and as a super collaboration among people. With Digital Biscuit, we aim to completely rethink how meaningful global connections can be made between people and how this can present real solutions for screen production.
“This year’s programme is our biggest and most ambitious to date, and in our new home in the Odeon Point Village we will host an incredible six stages and a massive exhibition area with screenings taking place throughout the day and tonnes of interesting interactive projects, including for the first time mentoring and networking sessions. We have had incredible speakers at Digital Biscuit over the past three years and aim to bring a similar calibre of leaders together for the 2016 event.”
Digital Biscuit 2016 Programme and Speaker Line-up
Digital Biscuit 2016 will cover key international trends and developments in the film and tech space, including: Virtual Reality; Augmented Reality; Immersive Storytelling; and Creative Collaboration.
The full line-up and programme for Digital Biscuit 2016 will be announced over the coming months. This will include international and home-grown speakers who are leaders in the film and technology industry, as well as details of the screenings, workshops, mentoring sessions, and other events over the three-day forum.
For the 2016 event, Digital Biscuit 2016 will place a spotlight on women innovators in film and technology, focusing on the high calibre women in the industry and providing a platform to showcase female trailblazers and their achievements. In addition, Digital Biscuit will partner with the French Embassy in Ireland for a special ‘Spotlight on France’ stage, highlighting French professionals and organisations at the forefront of producing innovative digital storytelling.
Ms Hamilton continued: “We are really excited about welcoming an international audience to Dublin for Digital Biscuit 2016 as well as contributing to building the Irish film industry and Ireland’s smart economy and to helping maintain Ireland’s position as a leader in the tech and film industry globally. We look forward to hosting a global dialogue about the future innovation of the technology and entertainment industry right here in Dublin in 2016.”
Key features of Digital Biscuit 2016 include:
- Three-day programme of events, all based in Dublin’s Odeon Point Village;
- A stellar line-up of speakers and attendees drawn from the film, technology and creative industries;
- Six stages focused on key international trends and innovations;
- Screenings of award-winning films taking place throughout the event;
- Inspirational talks, networking platforms, technology exhibitions and creative showcases;
- Programme of social networking events and activities to entertain attendees throughout the event.
Tickets are on sale from today (08.11.15) at www.digitalbiscuit.com and are available for a limited period for the early-bird price of €125 for a ticket to the three-day festival. Ticket prices will increase incrementally on a monthly basis in the run up to the event in March 2016, with the first increase taking place at end of December 2015. Attendees are advised that tickets are limited and urged to avail of the early-bird ticket prices.
In the spirit of Digital Biscuit’s focus on pioneering innovations in technology and film, the launch of its new websitewww.digitalbiscuit.com also took place today. Digitalbiscuit.com is a dynamic and interactive website which uses ‘WebGL’, an advanced interface which will in future enable Digital Biscuit to host a Virtual Reality (VR) platform online. WebGL will be the vehicle for interactive VR-experience in the future. The website was developed for Digital Biscuit by one of Europe’s leading cutting-edge web design agencies UFOMAMMOOT.
Since its beginnings in 2013, Digital Biscuit has welcomed international leaders and talent from the entertainment industry to Dublin from across the world, and engaged with over 4,000 people last year alone.
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