DigiFest Temecula announces A-list attendees


TEMECULA – JDS Creative Academy, a nonprofit organization, presents their fourth annual three-day Digital Media experience, DigiFest Temecula, which will take place April 17-19.

DigiFest Temecula has confirmed the attendance of Roman George, an actor from “Life Is Strange 2;” Peter Pantazis, cover colorist of Marvel and DC comics, as well as Teddy Lane Jr., whose mainstream IMBD credits span over 25 years.

The festival is a platform for both new talent and seasoned artists, including students, amateurs and professionals, who are encouraged to submit their digital multimedia work for an opportunity to claim a sought-after Digi Award.

Digital content accepted for competition is film, video, photography or computer-developed multimedia that includes short film and video, fine art and illustration, photography, animation, music, podcasts, website design and gaming. Final submission deadline is March 22.

This event kicks off with a weekend of networking, entertainment, the opportunity to meet inspirational trade guest speakers, explore digital gallery exhibits, attend film festival-style screenings and learn from workshops led by industry professionals. Attendees can see the nominee’s entries, winners and vote for a people’s choice award

The creators behind the festival are still locking in additional industry presenters and speakers to make this year the best yet. DigiFest 2020 organizers estimated an expected attendance of 1,500 guests throughout the weekend.

The festival rolls out the red-carpet Friday night at JDS Creative Academy for a weekend of expos, workshops and presentations. Then Saturday night, the festival moves to the Temeku Theater for film and video screenings and the digital extravaganza concludes Sunday night, with a red-carpet awards banquet at Temecula City Hall, Conference Center.

“If you create content, manage content or participate in digital content, this event is for you. Students will learn, emerging and experienced creators will be engaged and the community will be entertained,” Diane Strand, event founder and producer, said.

DigiFest Temecula is a place to learn about digital advancements, Strand said. The festival provides insight on how to pursue a career in the entertainment industry as well as in digital media trades by providing the chance to network with professionals. This unique experience is unlike anything in Riverside County.

DigiFest Temecula supports creative content creators, by bringing together Digital Media experts and providing a space to exhibit their work and be acknowledged for their creative excellence. Thanks to the digital world, DigiFest Temecula has worldwide attention, Strand said, receiving submissions from Scotland, across the United States, as well as throughout California, providing attendees the opportunity to network with influential people from everywhere.

JDS Creative Academy encouraged everyone interested to go to https://digifesttemecula.org or email digifest@jdscreativeacademy.org for more information.

Submitted by JDS Creative Academy.