TEMECULA – JDS Creative Academy has a mission to increase involvement and promote awareness in visual, performing and digital arts. To support this mission, the nonprofit annually brings Riverside County residents DigiFest Temecula. This year, the film-like festival will be known as DigiDay 2020, taking place Aug. 22, a special virtual event that will be held completely online allowing attendees to enjoy the much-anticipated fun and excitement all in the safety and comfort of their own homes.
Imagine a digital doorway that opens a new perspective into the technical world, giving attendees the opportunity to experience digital art in its many forms. Although from a virtual setting, the event will include networking with industry professionals, featuring galleries, exhibits, local music and talent. Attendees can expect raffles with high-end prizes, a silent auction, screenings, presentations, entertainment, workshops, an awards ceremony and some additional surprises in between events.
DigiDay 2020 is designed for not only content creators but also for those who simply wish to enjoy visual digital art, animation, video and film, learn industry advancements, new techniques in the entertainment industry and gain insight on how digital arts are being incorporated into the economic culture. To make sense of this event, one must picture the elements of a film festival combined with the education and networking of a conference, and the entertainment and excitement of a festival, all jam-packed into a virtual experience.
The popularity of the event has attracted well-known names throughout the years such as Emmy winner Cady McClain; John Corser, executive vice president of Universal Studios; a panel of Disney animators and graphic designers; “A-list” scriptwriters; competition gamers and YouTube influencers – just to name a few. This year’s DigiDay is stacking up the virtual red carpet with names like actor Teddy Lane Jr. and actor and filmmaker Jess Paul.
Although the normal, three-day digital in-person DigiFest 2020 event will look different this year, it just goes to show how important digital technology is – hence the “Show Must Go On” attitude. JDS Creative Academy and Digifest Temecula are embracing technology and utilizing streaming platforms to roll with the ever-changing world, in hopes to engage with more people from all over the world. DigiFest Temecula already has worldwide attention, receiving festival submissions from Scotland, across the United States, throughout California and in southwest Riverside County. Entries include students K-12 and college level, amateurs and professionals, in addition to submissions from our award-winning JDS Creative Academy job-training participants. DigiDay has received a range of submissions, from short films and videos to podcasts, animations, graphic designs and music entries. The event is inclusive and suitable for all.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear from amazing speakers and panelists, participate in workshops taught by industry pros, the chance to network with actors, creators, influencers, win amazing raffles and more. Tickets went on sale Friday, July 31, for pricing and details, head over to https://digifesttemecula.org.
Submitted by JDS Creative Academy.