Event Schedule

DigiFest Temecula 2021


Friday, April 16 | 7pm – 9:30pm

7:15pm       Speaker: G. Anthony Joseph

G Anthony Joseph guest stars on top TV network series and has produced several movies. G Anthony Joseph will soon be seen in the feature film Wizardream co-starring with Malcolm McDowell and Ellia English.

8:00pm      ENTERTAINMENT: Olivia Ximines – American Idol Top 20  –  2020

From Menifee, CA, 17 year old Olivia Ximines sang, danced, and wow’d her way to the Top 20 in the 2020 American Idol. Her performance of Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary” was “…a Show Stopper” according to Ryan! Check it out here…

8:30pm      Screenings

Saturday, April 17 | 2pm – 7pm

2:15pm      Workshop: Hayden Evans

Enjoy the *retrotastic* flair of Southern California throughout Hayden’s artwork; from creepy creatures to colorful caricatures of some of your favorite cultural characters – full of charm, kitsch, and endearing irreverence.

3:45pm      Speaker: Ashley Eakin

Born in California and raised in Nebraska, Ashley Eakin is a writer-director based out of Los Angeles. She was most recently selected for the Powderkeg Fuse Incubator, curated by Paul Feig, in addition to the 2021 Commercial Directors Diversity Program. Last year she was 1 of 8 women selected for the AFI Directing Workshop for Women and her project SINGLE was selected for the 2020 SXSW Film Festival and received the Special Jury Recognition Award.

5:15pm      ENTERTAINMENT: Robert Rankin Walker

Singer Songwriter, Record Producer, Music Event Producer and all around great guy! Robert will be entertaining attendees with songs from his latest EP “The Sun Machine is Coming Down”

5:40pm     Screenings

Sunday, April 18 | 11am – 6pm

11:15am    Speaker: Erin La Rosa

Erin La Rosa is the Social Media Director for Amazon Prime Video and the former Deputy Editorial Director for BuzzFeed. Storytelling has always been a passion for Erin, and she has performed in such storytelling series as MORTIFIED, “Funny but True” at the LA Times Book Festival, and Sunday Night Sex Talks. Her fiction has been published on Storychord and Funny or Die.

12:30pm   Workshop: Tommy Wilson

Professional Athlete with the New York Mets and digital artist Tommy Wilson will share with you his philosophy of striving for perfection, while realizing that the beauty of art is in the imperfection.

1:00pm     Screenings

3:50pm    Animation Workshop: Van Phan

Van’s credits include Aqua Man, Harry Potter, Shrek2, Madagascar, Stuart Little 2, Ice Age 3, John Carter, Uncharted, How to Train Your Dragon (pilot), Oz the Great and Powerful, Thor, Alice and Wonderland, Skylanders, NBA2K17, Captain America Civil War,  and various other projects including award-winning VR projects screened at the Tribeca, Cannes and Venice Film Festival.

5:00pm    Comedian Tom Kelly

Don’t miss this stand up comedian best known for his work as a “warm up comic” at ABC’s The View, Good Morning America, The $100,000 Pyramid and America’s Got Talent

5:30pm    Fifth Annual Digi Awards Ceremony

Find out who wins an honorable mention, people’s choice, or a Digi Award! Requires an All-Access, Digi Awards, or Sunday + Digi Awards Pass to attend.