Digital Media Festival to kick off with screening of web films

Singapore – The inaugural Digital Media Festival 2008 will focus on how the defining characteristics of the Web 2.0 world – such as interactivity, user-generated content, social networking and collaboration – will impact on the digital media industry of the future. The event will be held in Singapore on 30-31 October 2008. The theme of the festival is Television 2.0: Internet Services and New Media Mashup. The two-day event will kick off with an Opening Night Film and Video Screening, where delegates will be able to catch the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD; Star Wreck, the most popular Internet movie ever; and other ground-breaking machinima and open source movies. The second day programme will feature a full-day conference covering topics such as the TV 2.0 Infrastructure; the move of serialised television onto the Internet; Community Television; Digital Production and Visualisation; Web-Enabled Business Models and Channels of Distribution; and Web 2.0 and Building Online Communities. Speakers include the filmmaker behind Star Wreck, an Internet TV pioneer, broadcast personalities, social media gurus and a host of other luminaries and thought leaders in digital media. DMfest is organised by the Digital Media Chapter of the Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF). “DMfest comes at an opportune time, as the ubiquity of high-speed communications and the proliferation of devices transform the way content is delivered to the end user, and how the end user interacts with this content. This opens up new opportunities for our infocomm and media production communities,” said Ng Chong Khim, chairman of SiTF’s Digital Media Chapter.



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