Festivals

Digital Biscuit – Ireland’s Film and Technology Forum – 28-30 Jan 2015

Michel-Gondry

This is one for all you film nerds out there, or even the next Neil Jordan or Jim Sheridan. Digital Biscuit is Ireland’s Film and Techonology Forum and is now entering its third year. The guest speakers are very impressive with the wonderful Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) along with cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel (Amélie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) among many others. You can see the full list below.

We were at the VFX summit at the Science Gallery recently and these events are really fascinating and a great insight into modern movie making. Not to be missed! Full details are below…

DIGITAL BISCUIT  – IRELAND’S FILM AND TECHNOLOGY FORUM ENTERS 3RD YEAR
Director Michel Gondry, Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel among the speakers at 2015 event
Science Gallery, Dublin | Wednesday 28 – Friday 30 January

The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland are delighted to announce the third annual Digital Biscuit, Ireland’s film and technology forum, set to take over Dublin’s Science Gallery, 28 – 30 January.

Digital Biscuit is an international film and technology conference that aims to foster innovation and collaboration in film and television production.

The three-day event in Dublin acts as a platform for filmmakers, technologists and creatives to meet, create, share knowledge and be inspired.

This year’s line up of speakers includes Michel Gondry, director, screenwriter and producer of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Bruno Delbonnel, cinematographer for Amelie, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and Tim Burton’s forthcoming Big Eyes. International industry champions include Franklin Leonard, Founder of influential Hollywood publication, The Blacklist; Charles Spence, experimental psychology scientist at Oxford University plus home-grown talents, Maureen Hughes, casting agent (Love / Hate, Noble) and Mike Cockayne, Director, Writer & Producer of The Hardy Bucks.

One of the highlights for 2015 is a 20min virtual reality, multi point-of-view film installation for Oculus Rift, The Dog House, accessible at points over the three-day event. Producer, Mads Damsbo and director Johan Knattrup will give talks about the project.

The Science Gallery exhibition spaces will play host to exhibits and demos of the latest must-have technology for the film and moving image industry.

Speaking about Digital Biscuit SDGI director, Birch Hamilton said, “I believe that great creation comes from collaboration and this is at the heart of Digital Biscuit. By bringing 70 industry partners and 60 international speakers together under one roof, it is our hope to ignite, empower and grow Ireland’s creative and technological industries. Over three days we will explore the future of the moving image through workshops, new technology demos, screenings and talks from world-renowned experts at the forefront of new filmmaking techniques. We hope you’ll join us.”
Damini Kumar, European Ambassador for Creativity and member of Digital Biscuit’s Brain Trust also commented: “Collaboration is in the heart of the creative process as it challenges us to look at the world from a different perspective. It helps us overcome one of the biggest barriers to creativity, which is when our experience limits us by telling us we know it all. Engaging with unfamiliar areas of knowledge through a process of collaboration is a great way of finding inspiration and boosting your creativity.”
For more information and booking, visit http://www.digitalbiscuit.ie

Digital Biscuit | Speakers | More to be announced in January 2015

Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind); Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel (Amélie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Dark Shadows); Genevieve Dexter, IP financing expert and founder of Serious Lunch; Lizzie Gillett, Producer of climate change blockbuster, The Age Of Stupid; Peter Kirk, Director of Marketing & Audiences, Personalisation and Profile at BBC; Franklin Leonard – Film Executive and founter of The Black List; Triona Campbell; Director of beActive Entertainment; Bobby Boermans, Creative Director of 2C Films; Sophia Stuart, Digital stratigest, director and writer; Mads Dambso & Johan Knattrup Jenson, Producer and Director of The Dog House – 20min virtual reality, multi point-of-view film installation for Oculus Rift; Harry McCann, Founder of the Digital Youth Council; Charles Spence,  Experimental Psychology Scientist at Oxford; Mike Cockayne,  Director, Writer & Producer of The Hardy Bucks; Dr Brian Vaughan, Lecturer or Digital Media, DIT; Shimmy Marcus, Creative director, Bow Street; Eibhlin Curley, Assistant Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office; Dublin Maureen Hughes, Casting Director (The Butcher Boy, Love / Hate); Anitti Haikala, director and animator (Niko & The Way To The Stars, Little Brother, Big Trouble); Eoghan Kidney, Rotor and Glen Southern, SouthernGFX (Penny Dreadful).

Find out more about Digital Biscuit speakers at http://www.digitalbiscuit.ie/#!speakers/cee5

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