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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

2nd DigiFest South Will be Held, September 20-21, in Shreveport-Bossier

DigiFest South, a digital arts festival first held in Shreveport-Bossier in 2012, is seeking artists, exhibitors, and entrepreneurs to participate in its second annual digital technology expose and arts festival, scheduled for Sep. 20-21, 2013.  DigiFest South is a community outreach program of the Bossier Arts Council and collaborative project with Shreveport's Sci-Port, CoHab of Shreveport, Phenom Film Festival, and the Robinson Film Center.  Through a family-friendly schedule of events.  DigiFest South celebrates how technology combines with artistic creativity to shape modern society.

DigiFest South seeks the most innovative and progressive artists, companies, organization, and educational institutions to showcase their contribution to the digital age and inspire young minds to seek careers in the digital media industry.  Registration can be found online at www.bossierarts.org.  DigiFest South 2013 will feature:

  • Technology Expose Floor Show
  • Digital Industry Workshops and Panels
  • Video Game Design Competition
  • Phenom Film Festival
  • Digital Media Presentations
  • Digital Art Exhibition
  • Digital Music Concert

New for this year's event, DigiFest South will host a variety of programs in downtown Shreveport.
CoHabitat Shreveport, a collaborative workspace located in downtown Shreveport's riverfront entertainment district, will host a digital economy symposium and other DigiFest South-affiliated events throughout the weekend.  Events at CoHabitat Shreveport will include several workshops, panels, and talks centered on digital media, including panels on how to continue building a digital media infrastructure in Shreveport-Bossier, business planning, and an angel investor pitch event.  Also new for the 2013 festival, DigiFest South will present a digital music concert underneath the Texas Street Bride in downtown Shreveport.

All entries for the digital art, display booths, and entrepreneurial pitches can be submitted to the Bossier Arts Council starting on June 1st.  For more information, visit www.bossierarts.org or "like" DigiFest South on Facebook at www.facebook.com/digifestsouth.

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