“As a past Telly winner in our production company, I knew what an honor it was to win. When I found out that our job-training news and information show, along with their PSA won too, I was so beyond excited! So proud of our staff and crew at #JDSFamily,” said Diane Strand, founder of JDS Creative Academy/Executive Producer of Spirit of Innovation.
This article was published in the Valley Business Journal in January 2020
DigiFest® Temecula Calls for Creative Digital Submissions
When you think of a place for creators to display their work, network with professionals and experience entertainment media culture, does a digital festival come to mind?
Like a film festival, digital festivals bring more than just red carpet, glitz and glam, but also an opportunity to serve creatives in sharing their work with the community and mainstream audiences. It’s a place to learn about industry advancements, how to pursue a career in the industry and how to incorporate digital arts into the economic culture.
DigiFest® Temecula is just that and more; this unique opportunity, situated in Southwest Riverside County, features all things digital for students, amateurs and professionals. The nonprofit JDS Creative Academy is back for the fourth year with their three-day festival and conference and will be rolling out the red carpet on April 17, 2020. DigiFest Temecula 2020 will feature professional industry speakers and panels, networking, entertainment, screenings, workshops and wraps up the evening of April 19, 2020, with an awards banquet. Festival submissions include all things digital: short film, video, fine art, illustration, photography, animation, music, podcasts, website design and gaming entries.
“DigiFest ® Temecula is a unique experience of innovation, networking, collaborating and entertainment for the community. The arts bring people together. It’s inclusive in nature and with technology advancing, a digital arts festival is the natural progression for our industry. When students, amateurs and professionals share stories, knowledge, creativity, expression and ideas, then business, economic development and progress happens, which benefits all of us.” Diane Strand, Founder of DigiFest ® Temecula and JDS Creative Academy said.
Early submissions are open until January 31, 2020, and the late entry deadline is March 31, 2020. Submissions have been rolling in since DigiFest ® season opened. 2020 is planned to be the biggest year yet so enter early to ensure your work is reviewed. Submissions are accepted at digifesttemecula.com.
The beauty of our evolving technical world is the ability to share across different platforms from the most distant places. DigiFest ® Temecula has received submissions from as far as Scotland, as well as throughout Southern California and Riverside County.
The popularity of the event has attracted well-known names throughout the years such as Emmy winner Cady McClain, Universal Studios Executive Vice President John Corser, a panel of Disney animators, “A list” scriptwriters, competition gamers and YouTube influencers to name a few.
DigiFest ® Temecula is an engaging three-day creative experience for all to enjoy and become emerged in the digital artistic culture that has attention from all over the world. JDS
Creative Academy looks forward to seeing the community during the event and encourages anyone interested to go to digifesttemecula.org or email email@example.com for more information.
DigiFest® Temecula is a 3 Day Festival and Conference happening August 21 – 23, 2020, in Temecula, CA. It brings together community, students, amateurs and professionals in the digital world to learn, engage, and network digital creations in the following media forms: Short Film and Video (30 minutes or less), Animation, Fine Art & Illustration, Gaming, Website Design, Photography, and Music. This year we are excited to announce our new category Podcasts & Vlogs. Digital entries can be narrative, documentary, marketing videos, web series, computer-developed media, graphic designs, & comics.
Imagine a digital doorway that opens a new perspective into the technical world, giving attendees the opportunity to experience digital art in its many forms. Although from a virtual setting, the event will include networking with industry professionals, featuring galleries, exhibits, local music and talent. You can expect raffles with exciting high-end prizes, a silent auction, screenings, presentations, entertainment, workshops, an awards ceremony and some fun additional surprises in between.
DigiDay 2020 is designed for not only content creators but those who simply wish to enjoy great visual digital art, animation, video and film, learn industry advancements, new techniques in the entertainment industry and gain insight on how digital arts are being incorporated into the economic culture. In order to make sense of this event, one must picture the elements of a film festival, education and networking from a conference, that includes entertainment and excitement, all jam packed into a virtual experience; that’s DigiDay 2020, taking place on Aug 22, 2020 from 1-7pm.
The popularity of the event has attracted well-known names throughout the years such as Emmy winner Cady McClain, Universal Studios Executive Vice President John Corser, a panel of Disney animators and graphic designers, “A list” scriptwriters, competition gamers and YouTube influencers to name a few. This year’s DigiDay is stacking up the virtual red carpet with names like Teddy Lane Jr. and Jess Paul, Actor and Filmmaker.
“If you create content, manage content, or participate in digital content, this event is for you. Students will learn, emerging & experienced creators will be engaged and the community will be entertained,” said Diane Strand, event founder and producer.
ABOUT JDS CREATIVE ACADEMY: The mission of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit JDS Creative Academy is to enhance job skills through education and hands-on training in visual, performing and digital arts. As a state approved apprenticeship and a vender with Inland Regional Center, we work with mainstream, Autistic and learning disability populations, providing career pathways and workforce development opportunities.