Event Schedule

DigiFest Temecula 2024


Friday, April 19th | 6:00pm – 10:30pm

6:00 pm     Studio Opens, Arrive on the Blue Carpet for Pictures and Networking. Cocktails & Mocktails will be available for purchase. Appetizers will be served.

7:00pm      Show Begins

7:20pm      Evan J. Cholfin, Producer & CEO at LUHAMMER

                    Daniel Robert Cohn, Director/Filmmaker

                    Richard Tiland, Digital Storyteller

Crafting Captivating Content: The Art and Science of Branded Entertainment with LUXHAMMER

  • Join us at DigiFest® for an exclusive presentation with industry luminaries from LUXHAMMER: CEO and Producer Evan J. Cholfin, Director Daniel Robert Cohn, and Digital Storyteller Richard Tiland take the stage. You won’t want to miss their presentation as they delve into branded entertainment and offer an insider's view into the process of crafting captivating content that resonates with audiences worldwide. Gain insights into the art of storytelling, audience engagement, and the strategic deployment of media channels, as Cholfin, Cohn, and Tiland share their wealth of experience and expertise in the field. The presentation will end with an exclusive look at the short film, The Rise of SuperMouth. This groundbreaking project has captured the imagination of over one billion unique monthly visitors across various media platforms. Experience the power of innovative storytelling and immersive content as they showcase the reach and impact of this film. Dive deep into the world of digital innovation at DigiFest®! 
  • Screening of "The Rise of SuperMouth"

9:30pm       Travis GuilliamsSinger/Songwriter Performance

Saturday, April 20th | 11am – 10pm

11:00am    Studio Doors Open

11:30am     Summer Helen, Executive Producer & Digital Marketer for Paramount Pictures and God Brandit Productions

                    Jarred "Bear" Fiorda, MMA Fighter & Digital Media Host

From Socials to Screen: Connecting Reality TV and Social Media Synergy

  • Join us at DigiFest® for an electrifying presentation featuring Summer Helene, Executive Producer & Digital Marketer at Paramount Pictures and God Bradit Productions, and Jarred "Bear" Fiorda, MMA Fighter & Host. Learn about the dynamic world of digital media as Summer shares her expertise in producing captivating content and leveraging digital platforms for maximum impact. Jarred "Bear" Fiorda offers unique insights on being an influencer in the digital landscape. From marketing strategies to personal anecdotes, this presentation promises to be a riveting exploration of success in digital media.  Gain valuable perspectives from these two remarkable individuals!

12:30pm    Lunch - El Chiro Catering will be available for purchase

1:30pm      Michael Ruocco, Animator

Animating the Future: Crafting Digital Worlds with Michael Ruocco

  • Dive into the fascinating world of digital animation with acclaimed animator Michael Ruocco. In this workshop, Michael will share his expertise and insider tips on mastering the art of digital animation. From character design to motion graphics, participants will learn essential techniques and creative approaches to bring their digital creations to life. Whether you're a seasoned animator or just starting out, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to enhance your skills and unleash your creativity in the digital realm. Join us at DigiFest and embark on an exciting journey into the world of animation!

3:00pm    Kelly Thiebaud, Emmy Award Winning Actress 

Acting in the Digital Spotlight: Exploring the Intersection of Acting and Digital Creativity

  • Join Emmy award-winning actress Kelly Thiebaud as she shares  the dynamic relationship between acting and digital creativity. From her experiences on and off the screen, Kelly provides  insights into how acting and being a storyteller  in the digital world  enhances the art of the performance, inspiring creators to forge deeper connections with their audiences. Get ready to explore the power of storytelling in the digital age and ignite your passion for creativity like never before!

5:00pm     Studio Doors Close 

6:00pm     Studio Doors Open

7:00pm     Catch DigiFest® submissions on the big screen! Popcorn and Snacks will be available for purchase. Short films, Animation, and other Submissions will be viewed.

Sunday, April 21st | 11am – 8:30pm

11:00am     Doors Open

11:30am     Stephanie Garcia, Social Media YouTube Expert 

Workshop: Lights, Camera, Live: Unleashing the Power of Live Video in Digital Marketing

  • Join Stephanie Garcia, the visionary force behind Lights, Camera, Live, a brand dedicated to helping small businesses thrive online,  as she delves into the transformative potential of live video for digital marketing. Drawing from her extensive expertise in social media and content creation, Stephanie will explore the strategic use of live video to engage audiences, build brand authenticity, and drive meaningful connections in today's dynamic digital landscape. Whether you're a seasoned marketer or an aspiring content creator, this enlightening presentation promises valuable insights and actionable tips to elevate your online presence and maximize your impact through the captivating medium of live video.

1:00pm      Robert Welsh, AI Specialist and Co Founder of Vivians.io & Marni Molina, AI Specialist, Author & Editor

Workshop: Creative Convergence: The Intersection of AI, Business, and the Arts

  • Join Robert Welsh esteemed AI specialist and Co-Founder of Vivians.io and Marni Molina, AI specialist, storytelling technologist and award winning author as they embarks on a captivating exploration of the intricate relationship between artificial intelligence, business dynamics, and the realm of artistic expression. Through illuminating anecdotes, cutting-edge insights, and thought-provoking analysis, this duo will unveil the transformative power of AI in revolutionizing traditional paradigms, fostering innovative business strategies, and nurturing boundless creativity across various artistic domains. Don't miss out on this enriching opportunity to gain valuable insights and envision the future landscape where technology and human ingenuity intersect to shape our world.

1:00pm       People Choice Award Vote Closes

3:00pm      Studio Closes

Digi Awards Celebration

4:00pm    Walk the Blue Carpet at the DigiFest® Awards Celebration.

                   Cocktails & Mocktails will be available for purchase. Appetizers will be served. Take some pictures, enjoy entertainment before finding out who has won a DigiAward!

5:00pm     Presentation by Matt Sellars, Emmy Award Winning Director

Crafting Digital Masterpieces: Insights from Emmy Award-Winning Director Matt Sellars

  • Join us for an enlightening presentation by acclaimed director Matt Sellars as he shares his journey and expertise in the world of digital creativity. From conceptualization to execution, Matt will delve into the intricacies of directing digital masterpieces, offering valuable insights and behind-the-scenes stories from his Emmy Award-winning projects. Whether you're an aspiring filmmaker or a seasoned professional, this presentation promises to inspire and inform, providing attendees with the tools and knowledge to elevate their digital creations. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a visionary director.
  • Performance by Joanna Pearl, Singer/Songwriter

6:30pm     Awards Presentation

7:30pm     After Party