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DIGICOM FILM FESTIVAL IS GOING ON TOUR

Desert Sands Unified: March 25, 2020 | Palm Springs Unified: May 15, 2020

In 2020, the annual DIGICOM Film Festival will be held in both Palm Springs Unified and Desert Sands Unified school districts. It will be the 12th DIGICOM festival in PSUSD and the first in DSUSD.

DIGICOM hosted the Desert Sands Showcase in 2019, celebrating the first year of digital storytelling in DSUSD. Since the showcase was so well-received, we’ve turned it into a full-blown festival!

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Desert Sands Unified School DistrictPalm Springs Unified School District
DATE:March 25, 2020May 15, 2020
TIME:6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
VENUE:The Show at Agua Caliente, Rancho MirageRichards Center for the Arts, Palm Springs High School

In each district, the DIGICOM Film Festival will feature short videos from teachers and students that are created in classrooms and after-school clubs. All submissions to the festival are evaluated by the DIGICOM team using our S.C.A.L.E. method (Story, Camera, Audio, Look, Editing). Finalists will be screened at the event, and videos receiving an Honorable Mention will be featured in the DIGICOM Online Film Festival. 

If you missed last year’s events, be sure to check out the DIGICOM Film Festival 2019, and the Desert Sands Showcase. We look forward to seeing your entries in 2020! 

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Desert Sands Unified School District
DATE: March 25, 2020
TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
VENUE: The Show at Agua Caliente, Rancho Mirage

Palm Springs Unified School District
DATE: May 15, 2020
TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
VENUE: Richards Center for the Arts, Palm Springs High School

In each district, the DIGICOM Film Festival will feature short videos from teachers and students that are created in classrooms and after-school clubs. All submissions to the festival are evaluated by the DIGICOM team using our S.C.A.L.E. method (Story, Camera, Audio, Look, Editing). Finalists will be screened at the event, and videos receiving an Honorable Mention will be featured in the DIGICOM Online Film Festival.

If you missed last year’s events, be sure to check out the DIGICOM Film Festival 2019, and the Desert Sands Showcase. We look forward to seeing your entries in 2020! 

Professional Development

Twice a year, DIGICOM Learning offers week-long professional development courses in digital storytelling. Exclusively for K-12 teachers, these six comprehensive classes cover a variety of subject matter, ranging from digital storytelling basics to advanced production techniques.

During Professional Development, teachers get hands-on practice in digital storytelling and discover ways to use this 21st century leaning tool in the classroom. At the core of the DIGICOM curriculum is the S.C.A.L.E. method (Story, Camera, Audio, Look, Editing), which is a technique designed and implemented by CEO and founder, David Vogel, former president of Walt Disney Pictures.

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Classes are co-taught by DIGICOM certified K-12 teachers working side-by-side with DIGICOM professionals in the media industry. This unique approach combines the art and technology of video storytelling with practical applications in core subject areas.

Upon completion of any course, teachers can pursue continuing education units (CEUs) from our educational partner, University of California, Riverside. When all six DIGICOM Learning courses are completed, teachers are awarded a certificate in Digital Storytelling.

If you would like more information on DIGICOM Professional Development, contact us at info@digicomlearning.org.

DIGICOM Symposium

February 2021 | DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

The DIGICOM Symposium, held every other year in the Coachella Valley, exposes high school juniors and seniors to a wide range of emerging talent in filmmaking.

Produced in partnership with Film Independent, a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles, the symposium is an all-day screening followed by conversations between filmmakers and students. These discussions explore a variety of storytelling techniques, as well as the challenges filmmakers embrace in the production process. 

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DATE:TO BE ANNOUNCED EARLY 2021
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The DIGICOM Symposium in early 2019 was themed “Fresh Takes” and focused on documentary films and filmmakers from around the country. More than 450 students attended to view films that covered a spectrum of socially relevant themes.  

For more information on the DIGICOM Symposium, please check back here in early 2021.

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DATE: TO BE ANNOUNCED EARLY 2021

The DIGICOM Symposium in early 2019 was themed “Fresh Takes” and focused on documentary films and filmmakers from around the country. More than 450 students attended to view films that covered a spectrum of socially relevant themes. 

For more information on the DIGICOM Symposium, please check back here in early 2021.