Magazine article Screen International

Slamdance to Expand DIG Showcase

Magazine article Screen International

Slamdance to Expand DIG Showcase

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Slamdance alumni including last year's DIG (Digital, Interactive & Gaming) artists will curate the 2016 event, which will open at Big Pictures in Los Angeles and run from December 2-11.

Following a strong reception for last year's inaugural DIG, Slamdance alumnus Dekker Dreyer of content creator Clever Fox has put his weight behind DIG's growth and said he will be looking for collaborators from the 2016 crop of participants.

"At Slamdance, we're always about finding recognition for emerging artists and helping them get to the next level of their career," said Slamdance president and co-founder Peter Baxter.

"As a community we look to our alumni to help achieve this goal. It's perfect for DIG to be able to do that with Dekker and his company, Clever Fox."

"Immersive filmmaking is such a new medium that there are very few creative voices who get the opportunity to earn a living with their art," said Dreyer.

"I think it's vital that these artists are given the level of exposure needed to continue creating. DIG is in a unique position to bring talented new media creators together with both the audience and creative community that Slamdance has nurtured for over 20 years. …

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