Something for the movie buffs among you to pencil into your diary - The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland have just announced Digital Biscuit, a three day event of talks and technology expositions, at the Annual Meeting of Directors 2012.
And now for the exciting part. This coming January global film industry leaders including directors David Yates (Harry Potter), Gareth Edwards (Monsters) and Pete Doctor (Toy Story) will come together in Dublin (yes, DUBLIN!) to ignite the creative industry by focusing on Ireland's capabilities as a creative and technological leader in innovative film and television production.
Digital Biscuit is a series of 20 programmed talks and technology expositions over three days on the 24th -26th of January 2013 in the Science Gallery. The public will also get an opportunity to engage with premiere product launches of latest cameras, tablets, computers and software.
Commenting on this fantastic news, Director and Chairman of SDGI, Ciaran Donnelly (Vikings, Tudors) said "This is an opportunity for directors to continue to embrace the future of the digital age".
Birch Hamilton, SDGI's Executive Director said: "We want to enable creators in a digital age. Directors are the lifeblood of the screens, big and small. Irish directors are embracing the global opportunities that new technology is bringing to the industry, leading us into an exciting age of filmmaking."
Digital Biscuit is fully endorsed by SDGI members including Irish directors and board members Paddy Breathnach, Declan Recks, Lenny Abrahamson, Dearbhla Walsh, Conor Horgan, Liz Gill who have made some some of the most memorable Irish films of the last decade.
Sheri Candler US Film Marketing Strategist gave the AGM keynote speech "Directing the Digital Age" and director Bob Quinn was also honoured with an award for his outstanding work in the Irish language.