Event Schedule

DigiFest Temecula 2023


Friday, April 21st | 6:30pm – 10pm

6:30 pm      Blue Carpet Arrivals – Live Music Sean O’Brien & Cocktail hour

7:00pm       Actor, Writer & Producer Ryan O’Nan

Ryan O’Nan is a TV writer, actor, producer, director and author. He’s currently a writer/Co-Executive Producer and actor on ABC’s Big Sky.

8:00pm       Award-Winning Actress, Writer & Producer Eileen Grubba

Eileen Grubba is an award-winning actress, writer, and producer. She serves on the PGEC committee of the Television Academy, is a lifetime member of The Actors Studio, and Brand Ambassador for Global Disability Inclusion.

9:30pm      Rock-Country Music Artist  Sammy Listoe

Over the last 10 years, Sammy has performed all over the world, released several albums and singles, and recently began working with a very talented group of musicians that make up his band. This group brings the good times with energy, fun and emotion throughout their live shows.

Saturday, April 22nd | 10am – 10pm

11:00am      Directors Panel

Pryde Pierce
Alex Bram
Chris Nolan
Rachel Nee-Hall

Meet our notable panel of award-winning film and television directors as they discuss their craft in an intimate setting. Their individual journeys to success will inspire you to level up your own creativity. 

1:30pm      Voice Over Panel

Bob Bergen – The Voice of Porky Pig
Candi Milo – The Voice of Dexter from Dexter’s Laboratory

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work as a voice-over artist? Two top voice-over actors discuss what happens behind-the-scenes and what you need to know to break into this competitive field.  

3:00pm      Podcast Panel

Kathryn Nicolai
Shamina Taylor
Michael Unbroken

Meet our group of successful professionals as they recount how creating podcasts  supercharged their lives and careers, helping them get to where they are today.

4:00pm      Artificial Intelligence – Krystal Filestra

Everyone can be an artist and that AI art can help bring people’s visions into digital art.

6:30pm – 10:00pm    Submission Screenings

Catch DigiFest submissions on the big screen! Starting at 6:00PM on Saturday, April 23, short film, animation, and other submissions will be viewed.

Sunday, April 23rd | 10am – 8pm

11:00am      Adobe Premiere Pro Workshop w/ Adobe Certified Instructor  David Creamer

Starting with a background in traditional publishing since 1980, Creamer branched into web design and video production as markets have changed. He is an award-winning art/production director of multiple publications and has designed/produced hundreds of other various products for print, web, and video.

12:00pm      Musical Composition Workshop  Byron Fry

Byron Fry will discuss why music arranging empowers your creative voice and presents your music to the listener in the best way possible. You will hear about the tools of arranging so your music will stick out from all that competition.

1:30pm      How to Produce Podcast/TV  Diane Forster

Diane knows how it feels to reach a point of no return where life seems to be spiraling out of control. Through her own painful journey out of chaos, Diane discovered how to transform those spiraling forces into POWER and changed her life forever. Diane teaches you exactly how you can do it, too.

Digi Awards  Celebration
Located at the City of Temecula Civic Center

Walk the blue carpet at the DigiFest awards banquet on Sunday, April 23. Enjoy cocktail hour and entertainment before finding out who has won a DigiAward!

3:30 pm  Welcome & Cocktail Hour – Live Music by Sean O’Brien 

Entertainment by Lee Coulter

Winner “Best Acoustic/Folk Song” 2021 San Diego Music Awards for Look Away

#1 Single on iTunes Australia and New Zealand with “We You Me (featuring Dixie Maxwell)” – August 2018″

Lee Coulter and his music are a product of globalization in the 21st century – a multi-national, multi-racial artist existing between nations, cultures and belief systems attempting to bridge gaps and synchronize hearts through the uniting powers of words and music.

Keynote Guest: Actor, Director & Producer  Adrian Paul

Internationally recognized, Adrian has over 35 films and more than 200 hours of acting credits in over 25 years in the entertainment industry. Since starting as an actor in 1985, he has starred in three series, the most notable being the international hit series and film franchise Highlander, along with starring and acting in numerous action and drama films. He has also had success behind the camera as a director and producer. Having written several screenplays, in 2014 he became a freelance creative advisor for Lucky Coffee productions.

California State Treasurer  Fiona Ma

Fiona Ma is California’s 34th State Treasurer. She is the first woman of color and the first woman Certified Public Accountant (CPA) elected to the position.  Her presentation at DigiFest® Temecula stems from her role as California’s primary banker combined with her support of the arts as shown in her approval of the sale of $35 million in tax-exempt conduit revenue bonds for the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Additionally, she has prior acting credits from a small role in the short film My Name Is Moe.

Digi Awards

We will be announcing the Digi winners along with our honorable mentions, and the peoples choice!