- A 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;
- Inspirational talks, networking platforms technology exhibitions and creative showcases;
- Six stages focused on key international trends and innovations;
- Screenings of award-winning films taking place throughout the event;
- Social events and activities to entertain attendees throughout the event.
Ireland’s global international film and technology forum Digital Biscuit, an initiative of the Screen Director’s Guild of Ireland, will take place in March 2016. The three-day event aims to foster innovation and collaboration in film and television production.
Now in its fourth year, Digital Biscuit will be held in Dublin from the 2nd to the 4th of March 2016 and is quickly becoming a global networking hub for filmmakers, technologists, creatives and the wider industry.
[Ed:Digital Biscuit has moved to October 20th – 22nd 2016]
With over 4,000 people engaged in Digital Biscuit last year, the forum has attracted international leaders and talent from the entertainment industry to Dublin.
For more information, visit www.digitalbiscuit.ie
Digital Biscuit is an international film and technology conference that aims to foster innovation and collaboration in film and television production. This year’s guests include David Chase (pictured), creator of The Sopranos, Michel Gondry, director, screenwriter and producer of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Bruno Delbonnel, cinematographer for Amelie, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and Tim Burton’s Big Eyes.
The three-day event will kick off with a special screening of Paul Thomas Anderson’s psychedelic surf noir Inherent Vice at the IFI (28 Jan, 8pm).
For more information on the full programme and to book, visit www.digitalbiscuit.ie
Screen Directors Guild of Ireland (SDGI) officially launched Digital Biscuit 2014 at their Annual Meeting for Irish Directors in Dublin last week. Digital Biscuit takes place at Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin from January 22nd to 24th 2014 with tickets now available on www.digitalbiscuit.ie
Those in attendance at the AGM included Irish directors Conor Horgan, Maurice Sweeney, Paddy Breathnach, Steve Woods and Brian Kirk. Irish Film Board representatives were also present and special guest, acclaimed French director, Arnaud Desplechin.
The inaugural Digital Biscuit 2013 proved a resounding success with both the industry and the public with over 4,000 attendees over the 3 day period.
Digital Biscuit 2014 places creatives at its core while also serving as a digital expo for new technologies. The 2014 event promises a varied and packed programme: amidst cutting-edge presentations and product unveilings, representatives from the creative industries will deliver talks, discussions and seminars on matters that are crucial to production today, with an aim to not only inspire but also enable and spur on productivity.
“The aim is to make directors and people generally aware of the most up to date digital technologies in film making and indeed TV production” says Ciaran Donnelly, Chairman of SDGI and Director of The Tudors and Vikings. The aim of Digital Biscuit is to improve the production capabilities of our most talented creators from the simplest ideas to the highest budgets.
At Digital Biscuit 2014 The Paccar Theatre in the Science Gallery will host screenings, presentations, and panel discussions. This ticket only area will host talks from exciting global talent and creatives including: Carlos Velasco (CEO, Neurosketch), Christian Fonnesbech (Director, Cloud Chamber), Jack Reynor (Actor, What Richard Did, Delivery Man and Transformers: Age of Distinction) Nick Meaney (CEO, Epagogix), Philip Einstein Lipski (Lars Von Trier Collaborator for Nymphomaniac) and The Secret of Kells Director, Tomm Moore will be giving us an exclusive sneak peak into the making of his upcoming feature Song of The Sea. This year’s Honorary Guest Director is Alan Taylor, who has clocked up credits on Mad Men, Game of Thrones, and most recently, Thor: The Dark World. As Honorary Guest Director, Alan will engage in an informal conversation about his work and career.
Directors, writers, photographers, producers, editors, directors of photography, students and members of the public once again will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the bustling displays and demonstrations of new technologies in the KinoPlay Area, which is aimed at enhancing the production process and market for their creators.
“We look forward to Digital Biscuit being once again a dynamic hub of national and global industry leaders, concentrated on enabling creativity by focusing on Ireland’s capabilities as a creative and technological leader in innovative film and television production” commented Birch Hamilton, Digital Biscuit Executive Director.
Tickets are on sale from today, November 21st 2013 on www.digitalbiscuit.ie . Early bird tickets for the Paccar Theatre will cost 80 euro and will be on sale for one week only until November 28th 2013.
Workshop access requires registration on www.digitalbiscuit.ie with a registration fee of five euro, guaranteeing pass holders a place. The printable pass ticket pass is required on the day and will be the only way to gain entry to the workshops. Non ticket/pass holders can still enjoy the KinoPlay area and atmosphere of Digital Biscuit.
All information on Digital Biscuit 2014, including information on partners, speakers, and the schedule will be available on www.digitalbiscuit.ie
Digital Biscuit kicks off Thursday night with the screening and Irish premiere of Side by Side at 8pm – a new documentary produced by Keanu Reeves that takes an in-depth look at the digital revolution in filmmaking.
For almost one hundred years there was only one way to make a movie — with film. Movies were shot, edited and projected using photochemical film. But over the last two decades a digital process has emerged to challenge photochemical filmmaking.
Through interviews with directors, cinematographers, film students, producers, technologists, editors, and exhibitors, Side by Side examines all aspects of filmmaking — from capture to edit, visual effects to color correction, distribution to archive. At this moment when digital and photochemical filmmaking coexist, Side by Side explores what has been gained, what is lost, and what the future might bring.
The screening will be followed by a Live Talk: The Digital Direction With Christopher Kenneally in conversation with fellow Director Darragh Byrne
Digital Biscuit Filmmaking competition
Free your creativity!
Digital Biscuit is calling on film enthusiasts to engage with technology to create a short film on the theme ‘Love and Technology’.
Over 3 days filmmakers will create a short film with full camera, sound and lighting equipment provided by Filmbase and state of the art editing suites at the Digital Biscuit event.
The films will then be screened to a live audience on the 25th January as part of the Digital Biscuit and have pride of place on the SDGI Youtube channel.
The film will be filmed on site from 23rd – 25th January
The film must ready for edit on 25th and will be edited in the Science Gallery as part of Digital Biscuit.
The film will be shown as part of a Digital Biscuit screening on the evening of the 25th.
Applicant should send a script for a 3-5 minute film and an outline of the filming team to email@example.com with the subject line ‘Digital Biscuit Filmmaking ‘Project Name”
Deadline for applications is 2pm 20th January.
SDGI DIGITAL BISCUIT
Venue: The Science Gallery, Dublin 2
Date: 24-27 January 2013
Digital Biscuit, an initiative of Screen Directors Guild, is an event of combined programmed talks and technology expositions over three days. National and global industry leaders will come together to ignite the creative industry by focusing on Ireland’s capabilities as a creative and technological leader in innovative film and television production. The digital day places creatives at the core while serving as a digital expo for new technologies. Amidst cutting-edge presentations and product unveilings, representatives from the creative industries will deliver talks, discussions and seminars on matters that are crucial to production today, with an aim to not only inspire but also enable and spur productivity and tangible creation. Directors, writers, photographers, producers, editors and directors of photography will immerse themselves in the bustling displays and demonstrations of new technologies in the KinoPlay Area, which is aimed at enhancing the production process and market for their creations.
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