JDS Creative Academy (JDSCA), the founders of DigiFest® whose mission is to further workforce opportunities through the arts and arts education, is preparing for their 4th Annual 3- Day International Digital Media Festival and Conference taking place April 17, 18, and 19, 2020, at multiple venues throughout Temecula. The competition started accepting submissions November 1, 2019, from students, amateurs and professionals to have their work acknowledged with a coveted Digi Award, a People’s Choice and/or an Honorable Mention Certificate in a variety of categories.
JDSCA has reinvented the film festival concept taking it to the next level to include not just film, but all things digital. DigiFest®, with the full support of the City of Temecula, is a vehicle for the community and region to come together and experience digital media in many creative and artistic forms. Diane Strand, Founder of JDSCA, realized DigiFest® is perfect to furthering the mission of JDS Creative Academy.
“We believe Digifest® provides attendees a place to learn about industry advancements, how to pursue a career in digital media and how to incorporate digital arts into the economic culture. We encourage talent in the industry of all ages and levels to submit their work for judging in categories that include 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 we have included the very popular category of Podcasts and Vlogs to the mix.,” said Strand.
DigiFest® Temecula’s 3-Day festival is open to the public, event goers will enjoy innovative digital gallery exhibits, renowned industry speakers and panelists, workshops, and networking opportunities, along with film festival style screenings and a grand finale awards banquet. The competition aspect of the festival is a unique opportunity to present work in several digital mediums and be judged by industry professionals from around the country.
Entries are already coming in. Submit your work Nov. 1, 2019 – Jan. 31, 2020, for early entry, or Feb. 1st – March 18th for late entry. Click here to submit. JDS Creative Academy’s DigiFest® Temecula is a nonprofit 501(c )(3) event. Our programs are made possible by our sponsors. For details on sponsorship opportunities visit JDSCreativeAcademy.org, DigiFestTemecula.org, or phone 951-296-6715.