Me! Festival is
a showcase of digital content in its many forms. Most people don’t
know what ‘digital content’ really means, but you use
it every day in many different ways - on the web, on TV, at the
movies, on your mobile and on games consoles - just to name a few.
Digital content isn’t an Industry, it’s part of almost
This is a chance
for digital content creators to step away from our screens and
show you, the general public, what we do and why we love it so
used our secret geek-powers to score some really amazing international
speakers - have a look at the speakers
hope that you enjoy the Festival, and perhaps even consider
a career in this exciting and rapidly growing field. Drop
me a line on Facebook, Myspace or Flickr.
are now on sale for all events. Bear in mind that the capacity
of the venue with cabaret seating (as it will be for most of
our events) is only 240 people, so for some of the higher profile
events you'll have to be quick!
|As the Minister
for Industry and Enterprise, I am pleased to be a part of this
inaugural festival that will showcase the exciting world of
and creative world of information and communications technology
(ICT) is central to everyday life and Western Australia is at
The State is
home to some of the most talented and experienced companies and
education facilities, who are paving a path of success nationally
of Western Australia is strongly committed to supporting innovation
as a key driver of the State’s economy beyond the current
I have developed
four pillars that will support our economy – ICT, Marine
and Defence, Biotechnology and Renewable Energy.
Our work around
the ICT pillar includes emerging industries such as computer
gaming and digital content.
The Byte Me!
festival is the perfect platform to excite and inform our future
generation to consider ICT as a career option. I encourage everyone
to become involved.
Hon. Francis Logan
Minister for Industry and Enterprise
The Right Honourable
The Lord Mayor
am pleased to introduce Byte Me!, a festival celebrating
creativity in the digital content sector. This galaxy
of industries includes work as diverse as digital animation,
3D virtual safety walkthroughs for mine sites and mobile
telephone games. Perth-based expertise in digital content
production contributes to the city’s current prosperity
and vitality, and can only grow in importance as the
world continually finds more ways to use digital information
for work and play.
is delightful that such a contemporary festival, with
guest presenters of national and international standing,
is located at the historic Perth Town Hall.
Thanks to the
generous support of the City
of Perth, the Festival will be based in the CBD at the
stunning, recently refurbished Perth
Town Hall with some events at other venues nearby. They
have a great virtual tour on their website so you can have a
look around there.
be FREE interactive community activities, as well as a
jam-packed program of low-cost events such as screenings and guest
speakers. See the Program for the
timetable of events.
If you'd like
to show your support for BM!F, donations
are greatly appreciated (nomatter how small) - and tax
Me! Festival will
feature events by a number of community-based organisations involved
in the creative technology industries. A geekfest, if you will.
is on community involvement and showcasing creativity that
incorporates technology in some way.
you also to look at the Graphite2007
Conference if you're academically
inclined. It's on at the same time at Byte Me! Festival and covers
some similar territory, but from a very different perspective.
They're sort of like our smarter, older, glasses-wearing sibling,
and we're the saucy, shallow young brat. But hey, it's worth
coming to Perth
in December to visit the whole local digital-content family
One of the
key features of the Festival was the screenings of Western
Australian digital content.
to designers Tristan Groves and Tom Williamson for winning the design comp. It was a hard decision, and in the
choose a single winner. Thanks to all the entrants for some great
entries! See FAQ's for more details.
If you have
any questions not covered by this website, please contact:
this isn't an exclusive list, these are just some
aspects of the digital content industries we'll be
Phone Content - wallpapers, ringtones,
animation and games for phones
visualisation such as architectural walk-throughs,
virtual safety-training, product design etc
Media - interactive storytelling, webisodes,
FX for Film and Television
Photography and manipulation
Film-making - shooting, editing, compositing
Design, including for web and multimedia
Industry - VJing, DJing, electronic music
production, soundtracks, audio production,
music videos and live AV (audiovisual) performance
a whole lot more