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Saturday, November 4, 2017


Deadline: November 9, 2017.

Digifest 4, the Annual Arts and Design Digital Festival, which takes place at the Durban University of Technology, is hosting a Digital Battle on November 11 and is making a call for participants.

DigiFest is a public event that takes place from November 6 to 11 and features a packed programme of creative activations across a variety of genres.  The Digital Battle, a digital design tournament, is a major feature at this year’s event, which sees creatives come together in a live head-to-head design tournament where participants can flex their skills in front of an audience.

The Battle takes place at the DUT Gallery, on the Steve Biko Campus (Steve Biko Road) on November 11 from 17h00 to 21h00, and competitors will engage in a battle of their choice including 2D design, animation, character design and video editing, and there are some awesome prizes up for grabs.

“This is really about the coming together of great creative minds to have a whole lot of fun, while under some open scrutiny and a peer pressure,” quips Festival Manager, Steve Jones. “With the theme of DigiFest this year being “glitch”, a celebration of malfunctions, technical mishaps and imperfections in systems, the end results of this Digital Battle could be quite interesting, as designers have an open door to go for it.”

Entries are open to anyone interested, especially digital designers, creative designers, art directors, 2D and 3D designers, animators and graphic designers. Entries close on November 9. Go to to sign up.

All are welcome and entrance is free to the Digifest, with exception of November 11 events at Steve Biko where tickets will be free for students and R40 for the public at the door.

The full programme can be found on the website