David Chase and Michel Gondry Headline Ireland’s Digital Biscuit Forum

David Chase

The annual film and tech forum to take place in Dublin Jan. 28-30

Digital Biscuit, the film and technology forum now in its third year in the Irish capital of Dublin, has announced its full lineup.

At the top of the bill is the multi-Emmy-winning writer and creator of The Sopranos, David Chase, and Oscar-winning French director and screenwriter Michel Gondry.

Chase and Gondry will both speak at the three-day event, due to take place Jan. 28-30 at Dublin’s Science Gallery and kicking off with a screening of Inherent Vice. Gondry’s animated conversation with Noam ChomskyIs the Man Who Is Tall Happy? — also will receive its Irish premiere.

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Other attendees include Bruno Delbonnel, cinematographer on Amelie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Tim Burton’s latest release Big Eyes, and Franklin Leonard, founder of The Black List.

“With Digital Biscuit, we are trying to enable the Irish film industry to improve its global position as a center of creative and technological excellence,” said Birch Hamilton, executive director of the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland, which organizes the event. “It is our hope that through Digital Biscuit, groundbreaking new works will be made and new relationship formed between people in different disciplines.”

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Last year, the forum featured a spotlight on Denmark. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter at the time, Hamilton said that with Ireland’s population being the same as that of the Scandinavian country, she wanted to emulate its phenomenal success in TV drama. “In terms of TV, we want to do what they’re doing,” she said.