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We’re looking forward to the 2015 Digital Biscuit event. They have a great line up of interesting speakers, with lots of opportunities for interesting encounters with creative people at the intersection of film making and technology in Ireland.



Director Michel Gondry, Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel among the speakers at 2015 event

Science Gallery, Dublin | Wednesday 28 – Friday 30 January

The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland are delighted to announce the third annual Digital Biscuit, Ireland’s film and technology forum, set to take over Dublin’s Science Gallery, 28 – 30 January.

Digital Biscuit is an international film and technology conference that aims to foster innovation and collaboration in film and television production.

The three-day event in Dublin acts as a platform for filmmakers, technologists and creatives to meet, create, share knowledge and be inspired.

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Michel Gondry

This year’s line up of speakers includes Michel Gondry, director, screenwriter and producer of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindBruno Delbonnel, cinematographer for Amelie, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and Tim Burton’s forthcoming Big Eyes. International industry champions include Franklin Leonard, Founder of influential Hollywood publication, The BlacklistCharles Spence, experimental psychology scientist at Oxford University plus home-grown talents, Maureen Hughes, casting agent (Love / Hate, Noble) and Mike Cockayne, Director, Writer & Producer of The Hardy Bucks.

One of the highlights for 2015 is a 20min virtual reality, multi point-of-view film installation for Oculus RiftThe Dog House, accessible at points over the three-day event. Producer, Mads Damsbo and director Johan Knattrup will give talks about the project.

The Science Gallery exhibition spaces will play host to exhibits and demos of the latest must-have technology for the film and moving image industry.

Speaking about Digital Biscuit SDGI director, Birch Hamilton said, “I believe that great creation comes from collaboration and this is at the heart of Digital Biscuit. By bringing 70 industry partners and 60 international speakers together under one roof, it is our hope to ignite, empower and grow Ireland’s creative and technological industries. Over three days we will explore the future of the moving image through workshops, new technology demos, screenings and talks from world-renowned experts at the forefront of new filmmaking techniques. We hope you’ll join us.”

Damini Kumar, European Ambassador for Creativity and member of Digital Biscuit’s Brain Trust also commented: “Collaboration is in the heart of the creative process as it challenges us to look at the world from a different perspective. It helps us overcome one of the biggest barriers to creativity, which is when our experience limits us by telling us we know it all. Engaging with unfamiliar areas of knowledge through a process of collaboration is a great way of finding inspiration and boosting your creativity.”

For more information and booking, visit www.digitalbiscuit.ie

Digital Biscuit | Speakers | More to be announced in January 2015


Bruno Delbonnel

Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind); Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel (Amélie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Dark Shadows); Genevieve Dexter, IP financing expert and founder of Serious Lunch; Lizzie Gillett, Producer of climate change blockbuster, The Age Of Stupid; Peter Kirk, Director of Marketing & Audiences, Personalisation and Profile at BBC; Franklin Leonard – Film Executive and founter of The Black List; Triona Campbell; Director of beActive Entertainment; Bobby Boermans, Creative Director of 2C Films; Sophia Stuart, Digital stratigest, director and writer;

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Mads Dambso

Mads Dambso & Johan Knattrup Jenson, Producer and Director of The Dog House – 20min virtual reality, multi point-of-view film installation for Oculus Rift; Harry McCann, Founder of the Digital Youth Council; Charles Spence,  Experimental Psychology Scientist at Oxford; Mike Cockayne,  Director, Writer & Producer of The Hardy Bucks; Dr Brian Vaughan, Lecturer or Digital Media, DIT; Shimmy Marcus, Creative director, Bow Street; Eibhlin Curley, Assistant Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office; Dublin Maureen Hughes, Casting Director (The Butcher Boy, Love / Hate); Anitti Haikala, director and animator (Niko & The Way To The Stars, Little Brother, Big Trouble); Eoghan Kidney, Rotor and Glen Southern, SouthernGFX (Penny Dreadful).

Find out more about Digital Biscuit speakers at http://www.digitalbiscuit.ie/#!speakers/cee5

Screen Directors Guild of Ireland (SDGI)

Established in 2000, the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland (SDGI) is the representative body for Directors involved in the Irish and international audiovisual industry. These include Directors of feature films, fiction, animation documentary, television drama, short films, video art and commercials. The ethos of the Guild is inclusive and proactive in encouraging a dynamic and supportive forum for directors to discuss their ideas or concerns and has grown to become a forum for very positive dialogue about making films.

Partners of SDGI Digital Biscuit include the Irish Film Board and Dublin City Council and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland


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