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

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Digital arts festival seeks artists, exhibitors, and entrepreneurs to participate in an expanded variety of programs and events

A photo of a game design session at the 2012 Digifest South Festival in Bossier City, La.

A game design session at the 2012 Digifest South Festival in Bossier City, La.

Through a family-friendly schedule of events, DigiFest South celebrates how digital technology combines with artistic creativity to shape modern society.

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 exposé and arts festival, scheduled for Sep. 20-21, 2013. DigiFest South is a community outreach program of the Bossier Arts Council. Through a family-friendly schedule of events, DigiFest South celebrates how digital technology combines with artistic creativity to shape modern society.

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 Louisiana, 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 Bridge in downtown Shreveport.

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

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

All entries for digital art, display booths, and entrepreneurial pitches must be submitted by June 29. For more information, visit http://www.bossierarts.org or “like” DigiFest South on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/digifestsouth.

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