Sunday, 8th November 2015
Major international film and tech forum Digital Biscuit 2016 announces dates and ticket sales
Early bird tickets available from today for three-day festival
The annual international film and technology forum Digital Biscuit will take place in Dublin from the 2nd to the 4th of March 2016, with ticket sales for the event announced today (08.11.15). The three-day event aims to foster innovation and collaboration in film, television and screen production.
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 of speakers 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 that are 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:
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 €235 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 are 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 website www.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.
About Digital Biscuit
Digital Biscuit is an annual festival in Dublin, Ireland that uses inspirational talks, networking platforms, technology exhibitions, creative showcases and most importantly the global community to deliver answers to our core audience of filmmakers, digerati and creatives. Digital Biscuit was founded in June 2012 by Birch Hamilton. The Digital Biscuit team is small and passionate and born from a non-profit guild of film directors, the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland, with a curiosity and drive to help the global screen industry. Based in the Film Building in Dublin’s Temple Bar, a vibrant creative area of Dublin buzzing with the sound of filmmakers, Digital Biscuit is well placed to host a global conversation on the fusion between creativity and technology. The Digital Biscuit’s ‘Brain Trust’ is made up of leaders in film, TV, animation, finance, games, technology, post production and design from all over the world and their minds drive our programming. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.digitalbiscuit.com.