Digital Festival confirmed

Birmingham a pioneer of the digital age is the mildly eyebrow raising headline of this Post feature by Culture Secretary James Purnell about our Digital Film and Media Festival scheduled to take place in October 2008.

The details of next year’s festival are still being put together, but I can reveal that it will be a four-day showcase and it will give everyone in the region the chance to really get stuck in to experimenting in a digital world.

When plans for this were being mooted earlier in the year there was a lot of emphasis on the weight of governmental support (both local, regional and national) behind it and, with this announcement that the city council has committed their portion of the cash it looks to be becoming a reality.

It’ll be interesting to see how this develops over the next year. There’s more to “digital” that just using computers – it’s about embracing the culture that digital environments encourage. One to watch.

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